The National Catholic Review

May 10, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 16Whole No. 4651

Editorials

Malaria

There is another killer disease besides AIDS, but it receives far less attention in the wealthy nations of the Northmalaria.

Articles

Why Go to Mass?
John F. Baldovin

Not every Mass is going to be a great and deeply moving experience, not for the vast majority of us anyway. But there is a great deal to be said for simple fidelity to our worship. St.

Liturgical Differences
David Haschka

Once again, the church is entering a critical period of renewal and reform of liturgical language and practice.

Celebrating Good Liturgy'
Nathan D. Mitchell

What makes good liturgy? That is the question with which a squad of talented Catholic liturgists have been wrestling in the pages of America over the past nine weeks.

Books and Culture

Books
Color Him Black
James S. Torrens
The Face is a sequence of 45 poems, many of them previously published in literary journals, that add up to a “novella in verse.”
Books
Experimental Decade
Maurice Timothy Reidy
It is no great secret that the Catholic liturgy in the United States underwent significant changes in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
Books
A New Landscape in Ministry
Rose Zuzworsky
Two faith questions guiding Kathleen Hope Brown’s small but timely and comprehensive book, Who is God? and Who am I?

Columns and Departments

The Word
Home Alone?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
What Does It Mean?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Remembering First Communion
Carole Garibaldi Rogers
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Poem
The Hatching
Kate Daniels
Letters
Letters
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