May 16, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 17Whole No. 4692

Editorials

Global Governance
Critics have been talking for years of the need to reform the United Nations.

Articles

Facing East
Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.,

On Nov. 30, 2004, an extraordinary liturgical event took place in St. George’s Church in Istanbul, the cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Is This Transparency?
Russell Shaw
Not long after the U.S. bishops’ special assembly in Denver in June 2004, a journalist asked the home office of the U.S.

Books and Culture

Books
Off to (Another) Greenland?
Paul Wilke
Not long ago, surely in a fit of masochism, I dusted off The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Books
Colorful, Cajun, Catholic
Thomas H. Stahel
The thesis of this book is that like Nazareth, this town hidden in the Cajun country of south central Louisiana has been the home of holy
Books
Separation Anxiety
John A. Coleman
This is a provocative, even polemical book.
Film
Adrift on a Wine-Dark Sea
Richard A. Blake
Most people drink in order to enjoy wine. Miles Raymond (Paul Giamatti) enjoys wine in order to drink.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The God of Love and Peace
Dianne Bergant
Columns
Angels in Disguise
Lorraine V. Murray
Letters
Letters