The National Catholic Review

May 9, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 16Whole No. 4691


Benedict XVI

The editors on Joseph Ratzinger's election as pope


Jesuit History: A New Hot Topic
John W. OMalley

From 2005, John W. O'Malley, S.J., on the resurgence in Jesuit scholarship

A New School Comes to Spanish Harlem
George M. Anderson

They came from all over, some 220 parents and children, and waited in line for up to three hours to enter the century-old red brick building in East Harlem.

The Obedient Patient
Kevin M. Cahill

Shortly after a Vatican and hospital medical team completed emergency abdominal surgery on Pope John Paul II following an assassination attempt on May 13, 1981, they asked six international special

Books and Culture

If You Can Make It There
Peter Heinegg
India has turned into something like the center of the world.
Original Child Bomb and Other Gems
James S. Torrens
This volume presumes an older one of Selected Poems, which was published by New Directions in 1959 and again in 1967, in an enla
Ethics As Fiction
George Kilcourse
The Catholic fiction writer from Georgia, Flannery O’Connor (1925-64), once volunteered that it would be 50 years before readers understo

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Really Happened?
Dianne Bergant