The National Catholic Review

March 8, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 8Whole No. 4643


Immigration Reform and the Bush Proposal

"Our immigration system is broken need of reform.” So said Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando, Fla., chairman of the U.S.


The Triumph of the Cross
Donald C. Maldari

The news these days is grim. Injustices that cry to heaven abound, while people feel ever more frustrated at their extremely limited ability to do anything about them.

Building Change
Mark Hallinan

A member of the parish of St.

Presiding at the Liturgy of the Word
John F. Baldovin

There is a saying, “Well begun is half done.” Liturgical celebrations are among the places where that saying is especially true.

Books and Culture

Beneficial Networking
Michael Bisesi
With another presidential election looming on the horizon, voter turnout will be a major public issue.
The Fans Speak
Maurice Timothy Reidy
No musician this side of Bob Dylan has been mythologized more than Bruce Springsteen.
On a San Francisco Stage
Raymond F. Hopkins
This engaging and lively historical study weaves personal stories, diplomatic correspondence and other accounts to depict the principal f

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Do You Make of It?
Dianne Bergant
A Day of Reckoning
Steven M. Kissing
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
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