The National Catholic Review

January 3, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 1Whole No. 4676


Hope for a New Year

The Great Seal of the United States, reproduced on the dollar bill, has a mediocre design but an upbeat message. One side shows a bald eagle grasping in its talons arrows of war and an olive branch of peace.


Books and Culture

What Remains Is Love
Paul Mariani

I met James Torrens, S.J., for the first and only time sometime in the mid-1990’s, in August, at the Bread Loaf Writers Conference in Ver

Rabbinical Thinking
Richard M. Gula

What would Jesus do? This simple formula has found its way onto wristbands and T-shirts as WWJD.

Dancing for Identity
Leo J. O'Donovan

The one story that everybody in the theater tells about Jerome Robbins has him angrily giving notes to his dancers (in either “West Side

Columns and Departments

The Word
Down Comes the Tree

Dianne Bergant

The Word
Follow the Leader

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
A Call From Gunga Din

James N. Gelson