The National Catholic Review

May 3, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 15Whole No. 4650


A Bad Bet

George W. Bush is a high-stakes gambler. When the going gets tough, he is inclined to up the ante.


Thursdays With Rahner
Kevin O'Brien

During the spring semester of 2000, I spent Thursdays with Karl Rahner. I was then a Jesuit seminarian, studying philosophy and theology at Fordham University.

The Ministry of Hospitality
Thomas Richstatter

It can be lonely living by oneself in a small town, as I do.

Electing for Hope
Charles A. Reilly

The alarm went off at 3:30 a.m. on Guatemala’s presidential election day in December 2003.

An Occupational Hazard
Angie O

On my desk is a photograph of a large poster that had been crudely taped to the wall of a bakery in an Arab souk just inside the Damascus Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem.

Books and Culture

Penelope's Pen
Lucy Lethbridge
Penelope Fitzgerald’s family crops up often in her prose.
Singin With the Word
James T. Keane
When The Wall Street Journal announced last year that Bob Dylan had lifted lyrics in his most recent album from an obscure Japanese autho
16 Months in Hell
George M. Anderson
Imagine this nightmare scenario: On a beautiful day in Southern California, you have just dropped off your children at school.

Columns and Departments

The Word
What's New?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Effortless Hope
Joseph Shimek
Phoning the Bullpen
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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