The National Catholic Review

November 19, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 16Whole No. 4548


Torture Today

Amnesty International’s wide-ranging report, Torture Worldwide, was issued last fall, but it remains sadly current as new accounts of torture continue to come to light through Amnesty and ot


The Parish of Choice
Don Brophy

I’ve been in town only a few weeks, and I’m still looking for a good parish to join. How often have we heard Catholics say those words, or something like them?

'They' Are 'Us'
Donald Kerwin

Catholic social teaching calls us to identify with newcomers, who together with those long settled enjoy a litany of rights based on our common human dignity.

The Local Church and The Universal Church
Joseph Ratzinger

The editors of America have kindly invited me to respond to an article by Cardinal Walter Kasper (4/23

Books and Culture

Presence and Absence
Glenn Ambrose
Louis-Marie Chauvet, professor of sacramental theology at the Institut Catholique in Paris, is not widely known this side of the Atlantic
It's a Hard-Knock Life'
Claire Shaeffer-Duffy
It was 1998, the Welfare Reform Bill had just passed and the writer Barbara Ehrenreich wanted to know how the four million women about to
The Mosque Next Door
Francis X. Clooney, SJ
The Sri Lakshmi Temple is a popular center for the worship of the goddess Lakshmi, known for her graciousness and generosity.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Fit for a King
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
True Confession
Mary Sherry
An Unexpected Source of Consolation
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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