The National Catholic Review

May 17, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 17Whole No. 4652


Fifty Years of Progress

On May 17, 1954, neither the nine justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, nor anyone else, could have predicted that 50 years later both the U.S.


Voting Conscience
John F. Kavanaugh

Over the past few weeks I have had friends plead with me, Please don’t vote for Nader again. You will be giving the vote to Bush. You will be giving the vote to Kerry.

Catholics and Candidates
Matt Malone, S.J.

Senator John F. Kennedy walked into the grand ballroom of Houston’s Rice Hotel with one goal: to put to rest the notion that a Roman Catholic should not be elected president of the United States.

Can the Church Learn From Wal-Mart?
Frederick W. Gluck

With over one million employees, the Catholic Church in the United States is comparable in size to Wal-Mart, but it still follows a feudal model of governance and management.

Germany's Unwelcome Guests
Paul J. Fitzgerald

Freed nearly a decade and a half ago from its dividing and restraining wall, Berlin has largely succeeded in moving beyond the siege mentality of the cold war period.

Against Tobacco, For Life
Michael H. Crosby

In August 2003, thousands of tobacco-control and health advocates converged upon Helsinki, Finland, for the 11th World Conference on Tobacco or Health.

Books and Culture

Jump-Starting the Parish
John Gillespie
A few years ago, when Paul Wilkes wrote Excellent Catholic Parishes: The Guide to Best Places and Practices, and later, when he
Two-Part Harmony
Kathleen Sprows Cummings
American Catholics and Civic Engagement is the first of two volumes published by American Catholics in the Public Square, a three-
Sightings, Signs and Wonders
Robert McClory
It is difficult to imagine two books about the same subject more dissimilar than these.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Dream the Impossible Dream
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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