The National Catholic Review

February 7, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 4Whole No. 4679

Editorials

Innocence and the Death Penalty

Despite high-profile death sentences like Scott Peterson’s in California, public support for the death penalty is falling. The reasons lie partly in mounting evidence that innocent people have been condemned andin some casesput to death.

Articles

He Held These Truths
Robert W. McElroy
Grant Her Your Spirit
Phyllis Zagano
When Relatives Visit
Lorraine V. Murray

Books and Culture

Books
If You Have Ears to Hear...
David Gibson

One of the few fortunate byproducts of these wrenching years of crisis in the Catholic Church is the emergence of voices that might not o

Books
Shadow Land
James S. Torresn

Postmodern poetry these days, as practiced by some leaders of poetic taste, shows little interest in communication.

Books
Preserving the Church's Identity
Robert P. Imbelli

Roger Haight, past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America, is one of the most prolific and methodologically astute prac

Film
Flying Solo
Richard A. Blake

The Catholicism in Martin Scorsese’s films involves much more than crucifixes on the walls of his Italian-American characters.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Merciful and Gracious

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
United in Protest

Caitlin Becker

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Letters
Letters