The National Catholic Review

March 14, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 9Whole No. 4684


Take Out the Garbage
Glaciers are disappearing; Antarctic ice shelves are collapsing; the Greenland ice cap is eroding; the Arctic winter has grown shorter; and polar sea ice is thinner.


The Other Side of the Death Penalty
Helen Prejean, CSJ

What have you learned from the families of murder victims?



A Tale of Two Ships
Denis Murphy
Philippine politicians and Catholic bishops seem adrift in their separate ships.

Books and Culture

The Bible and History
Daniel J. Harrington
Modern biblical study is not only a literary and theological enterprise but also a historical discipline.
The Illustrated Word
James Martin, SJ
By any measure, it is a stunning achievement.

Columns and Departments

The Word
True to Himself
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Exquisite Corpse
Scott Dalgarno