The National Catholic Review

November 1, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 13Whole No. 4668


Pledging Allegiance

Gregory Lee Johnson turned up in Dallas, Tex., for the Republican National Convention in 1984. To show his contempt for the policies of the Reagan administration, Mr.


Halloween Magic
Lorraine V. Murray

I am cutting circles out of bright orange construction paper and turning them into jack-o’-lanterns.

The Man With a Ladder
Thomas R. Kopfensteiner

In his textbook of moral theology, Henry Davis, an English Jesuit theologian, wrote that of all the principles of moral theology, the principle of material cooperation is the most difficult to appl

Can God Be a Bride?
Susan A. Ross

When I got married at the relatively advanced age of 42, I wore my mother’s satin wedding dress from 1946, as my three sisters had done.

No to the Death Penalty
Dale S. Recinella

As I begin my seventh year of cell-to-cell ministry on Florida’s death row, it is not surprising that I am frequently asked to speak to Catholic audiences on the realities of the American death pen

Watch for Angels
Robert P. Maloney

Have you seen any angels lately? A whole crowd of people sighted one recently in Texas. I got the news in an urgent e-mail from my niece just a few days ago.

Books and Culture

The Cult of Ares
Peter Heinegg
The trouble with philosophers is that they think ideas are everything.
Liturgy Inculturated
James M. Schellman
In Dynamic Equivalence: The Living Language of Christian Worship, Father Keith Pecklers offers a fascinating narrative of the mid-

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Happens Next?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
A Good Priest and a Boy
Brian D. Scanlan
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