The National Catholic Review

September 19, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 7Whole No. 4703

Editorials

In Katrina's Wake
The full extent of the damage done and suffering inflicted by Hurricane Katrina on the city of New Orleans and other Gulf Coast communities will not be known for some time.
Loss and Gain
As a new academic year begins, generalizations about American Catholic elementary and secondary education are risky, because there are signs both of losses and gains.

Articles

A Letter to Young American Catholics
Robert P. Maloney

My dear younger brothers and sisters: I write, as an older brother, to encourage you. Last month more than a million young Catholics gathered with Pope Benedict XVI in Cologne for World Youth Day. Twenty-five thousand of them were from the United States. The Lord entrusts the future of the church to young people like them and you. Our countryman Walt Whitman once wrote:

 

 

Youth,large, lusty, loving,

Why Don't Catholics Share Their Faith?
Martin Pable

In these pages in the spring of 2004, John C. Haughey, S.J., noted that many of his non-Catholic students are not shy about making personal faith statements, both in the classroom and outside.

Books and Culture

Books
It Worked WithWoolf, but
Peter Heinegg
The novelist Michael Cunningham leapt into the spotlight with The Hours (1998), a meditative spinoff of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs.
Books
Believing What They Need To
Tom Beaudoin
A generation ago, the rock band The Who venerated and mocked their spiritually restless Baby Boomer peers in their song The Seeker, bragging
Books
What Separates and Unites
Edward Collins Vacek
“But what if Scola becomes pope?” Such was my e-mail response to America’s request that I do this book review.
Film
On the Rocks
Richard A. Blake
Can you find a connection between these three statements? 1. Hollywood complains that box-office is way down this summer. 2.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Don't You Know Who I Am?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
The Secret Gift That Comes From Compassion
Patricia Dahl
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters