The National Catholic Review

February 14, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 5Whole No. 4680


Not So Fast, Mr. President
Shortly after his re-election, President Bush said: Hey, were going to reform Social Security, and I really mean it this time. He also wants to move quickly.


A Victory for People Like Us
William A. Galston
In the aftermath of the U.S. presidential election, the Washington Post reporter David Finkel interviewed white evangelical voters in the small town of Sheffield, Ohio.
Dalit MeansBroken
John Francis Izzo

"Is that stuff still going on?” the American college professor asked incredulously.

The Same Old Story
Ellen Rufft

I always cringe when our convent doorbell rings after 10 o’clock, as it did the other night. It’s not in fear that a terrorist or some shady character might be outside.

Books and Culture

Identity Crisis
William C. Rickle
Samuel Huntington, the Harvard professor who gave us The Clash of Civilizations and The Remaking of World Order, has we
Welcome to My World
William J. Byron
Patrick Allitt is professor of U.S. history at Emory University.
The Old Manse and Beyond
Gerald T. Cobb
On his honeymoon, Nathaniel Hawthorne and his wife, Sophia, read to each other the entirety of Milton’s Paradise Lost, an apt sy
Of Clay and Wattles Made
Richard A. Blake
In 1931, as the Depression tightened its grip on the American imagination, a very young Bing Crosby recorded a Harry Warren jazz ballad w
Painting the Holy
Michael O'Neill McGrath
The question put to me most frequently as an artist is, “How long did it take to paint that?” I suspect if you were to poll other artists

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Season of Holiness
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
In Praise of Horizontal Prayer
Frank Moan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson