The National Catholic Review

August 1, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 3Whole No. 4699


The Patriot Act and Civil Liberties

A handful of the provisions of the USA Patriot Act are set to expireor sunset on Dec. 31, and Congress is therefore considering which of them to re-authorize.


The Witness of Balthasar
Edward T. Oakes
The Wearing of the Black
Valerie Schultz
A Symphony of Love
Christopher W. Steck

Books and Culture

Weird and Wonderful'
Joan M. Nuth

Something...happened to the mind of England between the time of Donne...and the time of Tennyson and Browning, wrote T. S.

Monstres Sacrs
Peter Heinegg

In 1954, when the blockbuster horror movie Them!

The Boundaries, Please
Christopher J. Ruddy

Roger Haight needs little introduction to readers of America.

Right to the Heart
Richard A. Blake

They don’t make movies the way they used to, and Cinderella Man shows why.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Ark of God

Dianne Bergant

The Word
What Does God Expect?

Dianne Bergant

The Word
Who's in Your Circle?

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
A Veteran Remembers

James R. Conroy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson

Two-Headed Cow

Michael Colonnese