The National Catholic Review

October 18, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 11Whole No. 4666


The Catholic Mind

In a famous essay published in Thought in 1955, Msgr. John Tracy Ellis lamented the lack of intellectual achievement on the part of second- and third-generation American Catholics. Conditions have changed markedly since Ellis wrote.


Books and Culture

Fervent Servant
Daniel J. Harrington

Now that the recent flood of books about the quest of the historical Jesus has subsided somewhat, it seems inevitable that New Testament

The Great Western Upheaval
John W. OMalley

“In its field it is the best book ever written.” That was the most enthusiastic of the many enthusiastic assessments that greeted MacCull

Through Nature and Spirituality
Joseph J. Feeney

Diamonds and dross compete in this book, all for a good cause.

Columns and Departments

The Word
God, Am I Good!

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
Wise, Healthy and, Yes, Wealthy

Adele Azar-Rucquoi

Immoral Bingeing

Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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