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 Wearing of the Black
Valerie Schultz
My 13-year-old daughter wore black to school today. When we pulled into the circular drop-off point at school, she said, Look at everyone. We look like a bunch of Goths.
A Symphony of Love
Christopher W. Steck

I will ponder with great affection how much God our Lord has done for me, and how much he has given me of what he possesses, and finally, how much, as far as he can, the same Lord desires to gi

The Witness of Balthasar
Edward T. Oakes

Aug. 12, 2005, marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar.

Books and Culture

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.
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.
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
What Does God Expect?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Who's in Your Circle?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
The Ark of God
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