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. In mid-January he told reporters that he wants his proposed reforms to be approved by Congress within the first five months of this year.


The Same Old Story
Ellen Rufft
A Victory for People Like Us
William A. Galston
Dalit Means Broken
John Francis Izzo

Books and Culture

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

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.

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