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 Ireland. The time had come, the I.R.A.


John F. Kavanaugh
Cautious Optimism
Donald J. Moore

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.

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 c

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

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

Columns and Departments

The Word
Servant of the People of God

Dianne Bergant

The Word
The Price of Fidelity

Dianne Bergant

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen