The National Catholic Review

August 15, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 4Whole No. 4700

Editorials

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.

Articles

Brainism
John F. Kavanaugh
Cautious Optimism
Donald J. Moore

Books and Culture

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.

Books
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

Books
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

Film
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

Letters
Letters