The National Catholic Review

August 29, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 5Whole No. 4701


Labor Day
Abusive labor practices continue to plague workers here and around the worlda circumstance that should give pause to those fortunate enough to earn comfortable incomes for themselves and their familie


Do Catholics Still Care About Labor?
Kim Bobo
From the 1930’s through the 1950’s, Catholic parishes operated more than 100 labor schools in the basements of immigrant churches.
A Jewish-Catholic Friendship
Rabbi A. James Rudin
Cardinal John J. O’Connor died five years ago, but I frequently remember the times we worked together on the critical issues faced by our two communities.
Mutual Teachers
Leo J. O'Donovan

No painting in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York is more iconic than Paul Cézanne’s “Bather,” the pensive young man walking on water in a spare blue and beige landscape.

Books and Culture

Measuring Up
Marie Anne Mayeski
The question that forms the title of Michael Crosby’s work reveals the perspective from which he approaches the situation of contemporary re
In a Fog
Mary Donnarumma Sharnick
The best-selling novelist and semiotician Umberto Eco now applies his considerable skill to the matter of identity.
Still Struggling
Franklin Freeman
Anne Lamott strews many bitter and distracting political asides throughout her new book of essays, Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith,

Columns and Departments

The Word
None of My Business!
Dianne Bergant
The Word
How Often Must I Forgive?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
A Healing in Haiti
Karen Rushen
Dumping Arms
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ