The National Catholic Review

May 23, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 18Whole No. 4693


'We Had Hoped'

It would be foolish to pretend that in the wake of the announcement of the departure of Thomas J.


Sing a New Song
Jim McDermott
Holy Ground
Lizette Larson-Miller
A Spark of Hope Across the Atlantic
Mary Moloney Haggerty
Pentecost in Jerusalem
Maria Leonard

Books and Culture

Alas, an Uncivil Alliance
Donald P. Kommers

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were historical landmarks.

A Loving Look Back
John Jay Hughes

Born in Berlin in 1923 to affluent Jewish parents, Gregory Baum was sent for safety to England as a young teenager.

Worship's Place, Space
Thomas R. Slon

The problematic issues regarding art and architecture vis-à-vis worship and current liturgical practice have seldom been thornier.

Sins of Our Fathers
Jim McDermott

On Jan. 6, 2002, The Boston Globe published a front-page story about child abuse in the Archdiocese of Boston.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Bread of Life

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
Why Are There So Many Old People in Church?

Richard Bauman

Like Blossoms Along the Highway

Terry Golway