The National Catholic Review

March 28, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 11Whole No. 4686


The Weight of Glory
C. S. Lewis compared the risen life to the lightness of an early summer morning when we feel one with sunlight and the gentle air.


A Holy Man and Lover of the World
Thomas M. King

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J., died 50 years ago in New York City. At the time, he was widely recognized in U.S.

Catholics and Jews:Healing the Wounds
Audrey Doetzel

Catholic Christianity’s understanding of and relationship with Judaism and the Jewish people was radically transformed by the the Second Vatican Council’s declaration, “The Relation of the Church t

The Myth of Reform: Tougher Is Better
Cecilio Morales
Hours after the 109th Congress convened in early January, Republican majority leaders delivered this startling notice: they intend to transform public aid to the poor into a compulsory work program th
Self-Hating Humanity?
John F. Kavanaugh
In the fantasy novel That Hideous Strength, a young social scientist, hoping to break into the inner circle of the prestigious National Institute for Coordinated Experiments (acronym: NICE) dis

Books and Culture

New Life in Lima
George M. Anderson
This slender but powerful book describes how an upper-middle-class parish in Lima, Peru, was transformed in concert with the poor people
An Elegaic Portrait
Vincent T. O'Keefe
Since the flurry of biographies of Pope John Paul II appeared in the 1990’s, an uneasy deathwatch has set in among Vaticanologists, who h

Columns and Departments

The Word
Is Seeing Really Believing?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Easter: A Child's-Eye View
Lorraine V. Murray
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue