The National Catholic Review

May 16, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 17Whole No. 4692


Global Governance

Critics have been talking for years of the need to reform the United Nations. In this country the pressure has frequently come from conservative politicians like the late Senator Jesse Helms, who are jealously protective of U.S.


Facing East
Ronald G. Roberson, C.S.P.,
Is This Transparency?
Russell Shaw

Books and Culture

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.

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

Separation Anxiety
John A. Coleman

This is a provocative, even polemical book.

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

Angels in Disguise

Lorraine V. Murray