The National Catholic Review

November 29, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 17Whole No. 4672


The Family of Europe

The signing of the new European constitution in Rome on Oct. 29 was a bittersweet moment for Catholics on the continent.


A Life-Giving Choice
Timothy P. Muldoon

For many people today, globalization is happening at the dinner table. My wife and I, both of Irish-American descent, stare across the table every day at two exquisitely Chinese faces.

Legal Failure or Moral Success?
Antony Barone Kolenc

Does the ban on partial-birth abortion really save babies’ lives? Does the ban violate the U.S. Constitution? How crucial is the ban to the pro-life movement?

Needed: A New Spiritual Left
Rabbi Michael Lerner

For years the Democrats have been telling themselves “it’s the economy, stupid.” Yet consistently, for dozens of years, millions of middle income Americans have voted against their economic interes

Bankruptcy and the Catholic Church
Jennie D. Latta

On July 6, 2004, the Archdiocese of Portland, Ore., became the first Catholic diocese in the history of the United States to seek the protection of the bankruptcy court. On Sept.

The Values Vote
John F. Kavanaugh

First, a confession: I couldn’t do it. I wanted to vote for one of the two nominees from the dominant parties, but I just could not offer my vote to either.

Books and Culture

Toward Higher Ground
Richard J. Hauser
View From the Altar is a must-read for all who are interested in understanding the causes of the scandal of sexual abuse by memb
Passionate Peacemaker
Wayne A. Holst
In the years between the death of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968 and the end of the 20th century, the Rev. William Sloane Coffin Jr.
Preparing for the End Time
Jeffrey Gros
Religious forces in the Middle East and in the United States are complex.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Preserved Without Stain
Dianne Bergant
The Word
The Peaceable Kingdom
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Faith Underground
Angelo Stagnaro
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
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