The National Catholic Review

December 13, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 19Whole No. 4674

Editorials

A Second Chance

Out today, back behind bars tomorrow: high rates of recidivism remain one of the most troubling aspects of our criminal justice system. Referring to released prisoners, President George W.

Articles

The Health Care Crisis
Michael D. Place

Four years ago, after the newly elected President George W. Bush’s inaugural address, 40 million people were without health care coverage in our nation.

A Personal Advent Mystery
Gallaudet Howard

I sit at lessons and carols for the second time, listening to St. Luke’s account of the Annunciation while a baby kicks and swims inside me.

Books and Culture

Books
Five Views of Nazism
John P. Galvin
Robert Krieg, professor of theology at the University of Notre Dame, is the author of several studies of 20th-century German Catholic the
Books
Lady in Lights
Robert F. Walch
A pioneering 20th-century stage and opera director, Margaret Webster challenged not only stage tradition but also mainstream attitudes to
Books
Medieval Myth?
Rachel Fulton
A man stands in a cave. Before him glitters an array of beautiful objects, some dishes or platters, but mostly cups.

Columns and Departments

The Word
What's In a Name?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Not Alone in Death
William R. Campbell
Columns
A Politician Awakened
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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