The National Catholic Review

May 30, 2005

Vol. 192 No. 19Whole No. 4694


Drawing Lines

In its decision in the case of Zorach v. Clauson in 1952, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a New York City program that provided released time for the religious instruction of public school pupils during school hours but apart from public school buildings.


Fog Over Iraq
John F. Kavanaugh
What the Pope Needs to Know
Kathleen McChesney
Sing a New Song
Jim McDermott

Part 2, The St. Louis Jesuits: Earthen Vessels

Little Gray Cells
James J. DiGiacomo
The Shield of Achilles
Drew Christiansen

Books and Culture

Thomas P. Rausch

Cardinal Walter Kasper, prefect of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, was well established as a theologian l

To the Bitter End
Tim Davis

The newest book from Stephen Koch, the celebrated author of Double Lives: Spies and Writers in the Secret Soviet War Against the West

Music's New World Order
Roger Evans

This capacious, impressive, often enjoyable book takes as its point of departure the late 19th-century orchestral cultures of New York an

Once More, Without Feeling
Richard A. Blake

It’s hard.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Love Makes the World Go Round

Dianne Bergant

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James T. Keane