The National Catholic Review

August 15, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 4Whole No. 4700


A Time for Peace
In the final week of July 2005, a month darkened by terrorist violence in London, the Irish Republican Army officially declared an end to its armed campaign to eliminate British rule in Northern Irela


Bush, Torture and Lincoln's Legacy
James Ross
Being the only superpower means never having to say you’re sorry.
Cautious Optimism
Donald J. Moore

Many times in recent months, friends have asked me, “Are you optimistic over the situation in the Holy Land?” In true Jesuit fashion, my response has been, “Yes and no.” Responding to “facts on the

John F. Kavanaugh
I received a thoughtful e-mail message recently from a late 1980’s graduate of a Jesuit university.

Books and Culture

Liberated by the Papacy?
John Jay Hughes
In August 1917 Pope Benedict XV proposed terms of peace to the nations engaged in the First World War.
Defying Devotional Debasement
Mark Mossa
One of the most enduring images I have of my visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in 1999 is the proliferation of
One Writer's Life
Pam Kingsbury
Eudora Welty closed her best-selling autobiography, One Writer’s Beginnings, with the words: As you have seen, I am a writer who came
Kingdom of Hospitality
C. T. Maier
To qualify as a Hollywood blockbuster, historical epics have to have several things: an anachronistically modern hero, a ruthless villain, a

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Price of Fidelity
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Servant of the People of God
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen