The National Catholic Review

July 5, 2010

Vol. 203 No. 1Whole No. 4899 Download PDF


Current Comment
An Acting President?; Money, Feel Free to Speak; Dream Daddies
Justice for Juveniles
The courts must deal with juveniles in a manner that is both just and compassionate.


Prison Breakthrough
Valerie Schultz
The surprising rewards of detention ministry
The Last Days Of St. Vincents
Kevin Clarke
A venerable New York institution closes its doors.
Will Work for Free
Kerry Weber
Faith-based programs create a culture of service amid economic crisis.

Books and Culture

Edinburgh's Grande Dame
Ann M. Begley
Scholars have difficulty categorizing Muriel Spark; she has no identifiable precursors.
Arranged by Measure
Jon M. Sweeney
The worldview of the Gothic cathedral
Kevin Clarke

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Kindness of Strangers
Barbara E. Reid
The Word
A Womans Place
Barbara E. Reid
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
The Year for Humility
Kyle T. Kramer

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  Along the Legal Path
George M. Anderson
Joseph Cosgrove's journey as a Catholic lawyer
  Report from Haiti
Peter Schineller
Dr. Dianne Jean-Francois directs the work of the Catholic Medical Mission Board in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. A resident of Port of Prince, she recently visited Washington, D.C., to speak at the annual conference of the Global Health Council. While there she spoke by phone with Peter Schineller, S.J., a member of the board of directors of the CMMB. What follows is an edited account of their conversation.