The National Catholic Review

June 7, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 19Whole No. 4654



The United States went to war in Iraq to destroy weapons of mass destruction and depose Saddam Hussein. No weapons have been found; Saddam is under arrest.


The Threat of Same-Sex Marriage
Robert Sokolowski

Those who argue against the legalization of same-sex marriages insist that marriage is ordered toward the procreation of children and that the legal supports given to marriage are given with that e

Religious Freedom in the Catacombs
Thomas C. Berg

This is not a good time for religious freedom in American law. More and more, U.S.

Children of the Council
Andrew M. Greeley

The Roman Catholic clergy in the United States report with dismay—and not a little self-pity—that their churches, once filled on Sunday, are now half empty.

Books and Culture

Storytelling at Its Irish Best
Tom Deignan
In the very useful Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (2000), editor Colm Tóibín ultimately selected but one short story from the proli
A South Buffalo Start
Terry Golway
Not long ago, an English critic and essayist, Geoffrey Wheatcroft, cast a cold eye on the rash of memoirs written by Irish Catholics from

Columns and Departments

The Word
What's My Line?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
All You Can Eat!
Dianne Bergant
The Jihadists of Luton
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
The Mouse and the Human
Tryfon Tolides
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