The National Catholic Review

July 18, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 2Whole No. 4698


The Supreme Court and the Ten Commandments
At the end of its current term, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court issued two judgments and 10 opinions concerning the constitutionality of governmental displays of the Ten Commandments.


Consuming Life
John F. Kavanaugh
I write on a hot summer day in Saint Louis.
The Diaconate of Peace
Drew Christiansen

The ministry of deacons has been intertwined with peacemaking from the church’s very beginning.

From C.E.O. to Mission Leader
John O. Mudd
The face of leadership in Catholic organizations has changed dramatically in less than a generation. Catholic health care offers a clear illustration.
Hope at Work
George M. Anderson

"I am the only male member of my family on either side who hasn’t been in jail,” Mark Ford tells me.

Ministry of Law and Gospel
Peter J. Riga
I used to be a priest, a minister of the Gospel, but I left the priesthood, went to law school and became a lawyer.

Books and Culture

New and Ancient Beauty
Emilie Griffin
Where do I turn for fresh inspiration? How do I learn from others who practice the spiritual life?

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Pearl of Great Price
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Sit Down and Eat
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Between Newsroom and Sanctuary
Greg Kandra
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson