The National Catholic Review

February 28, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 7Whole No. 4682


More Homeless, Less Housing

As the search for housing by poor people grows more desperate year by year, the phrase lack of affordable housing has assumed a mantra-like quality.


Books and Culture

Stuck on Symbols
Robert F. Walch

In the wake of the Industrial Revolution, an excess of consumer goods flooded the marketplace.

Circumstantial Evidence
Frederick J. Murphy

Archaeological digs in the land of Israel often shed light on the Jewish and Christian Bibles and on the persons and events that occupy t

One Bishop's Life
Desmond O'Grady

You have to warm to a man who spent the night reading The Old Man and the Sea after he received word that he was to be made a bish

Columns and Departments

The Word
Do We See Only What We Want to See?

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
The Anguish of Annulment