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.


Holy Ground
Lizette Larson-Miller

In May 2003, the city of Oakland, Calif., had already reached its 44th homicide of the year.

A Spark of Hope Across the Atlantic
Mary Moloney Haggerty
The precious Catholic Church in the United States is in trouble. This is not news, of course, to anyone who has watched a newscast or read an American newspaper within the past few years.
Pentecost in Jerusalem
Maria Leonard

For several days I had noticed colorful floats lined up in Zahal Square near City Hall in Jerusalem.

Sing a New Song
Jim McDermott

At its annual convention in the year 2000, the National Association of Pastoral Ministers celebrated both its 25th anniversary and the retirement of its founder, the Rev. Virgil Funk.

Books and Culture

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.
Alas, an Uncivil Alliance
Donald P. Kommers
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were historical landmarks.
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