The National Catholic Review

April 12, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 13Whole No. 4648

Editorials

The Cross and the Empty Tomb

In Bach’s oratorio The Saint John Passion, a bass aria begins: “Eilt—Hurry, hurry you suffering souls.” In an urgent whisper, the chorus responds: “Wohin—where to?” The s

Articles

A Lent of the Passion
John F. Kavanaugh

No matter what one may think of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, one thing seems uncontested. It has caused quite a stir.

We Had Hoped
William A. Barry

This is a difficult time for Roman Catholics in the United States.

The Second Adam
Gerald OCollins

The paintings on the walls of the Brancacci Chapel in Florence show Masaccio (1401-28) at his artistic and spiritual best—not least in the way he links Adam and Eve with Christ.

Music Ministry
J. Michael McMahon
Members of the assembly always seem to pay greater attention to some elements of the liturgical celebration than to others.
Why Did He Do It?
J. Timothy Hipskind

Why? That is a question I have been asked frequently lately. Why did Mike O’Grady, S.J., a member of our Claver Jesuit Community in Cincinnati, climb over the front gate at Fort Benning on Nov.

Another Easter Statistic
Jens Soering

Two thousand years ago, three young men—a revolutionary and two thieves—were executed by the governing civil authority of the Roman province of Palestine.

Books and Culture

Books
Son of San Antonio
William A. Barry
Recently I received an e-mail from a Jesuit newly arrived in El Salvador to do some pastoral work.
Books
A Fractious Family
Daniel J. Harrington
The most dramatic event of the 21st century thus far has been the destruction of the twin towers at the World Trade Center (for many, the

Columns and Departments

The Word
Show Me!
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Meeting Father Zhang
Emily Wu
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Poem
St. Mary's
Rachel M. Srubas
Letters
Letters
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