The National Catholic Review

April 25, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 14Whole No. 4689


Challenges for the New Pope

The next pope will face many challenges, some of them unprecedented in the life of the church. While the papacy is not the church, it is difficult to overestimate the influence that a pope can have on the church.


Death in Eastertide
John F. Kavanaugh
Some Forgotten Lessons
Jason R. Rowe

Books and Culture

What Love Demands
Harry J. Byrne
John T. Noonan, a distinguished scholar and member of the U.S.
The Way It Was, Son
Gerald T. Cobb
In Gilead, Marilynne Robinson’s first novel since she published Housekeeping 25 years ago, the author offers a profound
No Tradition?
John W. O'Malley
The title of this book is misleading.
The Fullness of Redemption
Jim McDermott
When it aired in September 1993, NYPD Blue became immediately known for three things.
End Times, Nutty Times
James Martin, SJ
Here’s a surefire recipe for a hit television miniseries: Combine the most exciting aspects of The DaVinci Code with the apocalypt

Columns and Departments

The Word
Life in the Spirit
Dianne Bergant
The Word
At God's Right Hand
Dianne Bergant