The National Catholic Review

May 2, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 15Whole No. 4690

Editorials

Medicaid Cuts Hurt the Poor

A tug of war is taking placenot among children, though they may be grievously affected by this contest’s outcomebut between the federal government and the states. The struggle is over Medicaid, the entitlement program that guarantees health care for over 50 million low-income Americans.

Books and Culture

Books
Pray for Us'
Claire Hoertz Badaracco

Robert A.

Books
A Storied Story
George W. Hunt

New York City, in the year 1930, was simultaneously ascending and descending.

Books
Stop Dreaming
Robert F. Walch

Kishore Mahbubani’s bittersweet assessment of the recent shortcomings of U.S. foreign policy will more than likely fall upon deaf ears.

Theater
With God on His Side
James T. Keane

The 1985 bestseller and nostalgic spoof Growing Up Catholic included a parody of The Baltimore Catechism and asked the

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Time in Between

Dianne Bergant

Columns
Renew-ing the Church

Terry Golway

Poem
The Naming

Christine Higgins

Letters
Letters