The National Catholic Review

September 19, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 7Whole No. 4703

Editorials

In Katrina's Wake

The citizens of the United States must insist that our leaders confront with uncompromising honesty the fault lines of American society revealed by the damage wrought by Katrina.

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. Losses because with the closing of many financially strapped schools the system is smaller than it once was.

Books and Culture

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, bragg
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.
Books
It Worked With Woolf, but
Peter Heinegg
The novelist Michael Cunningham leapt into the spotlight with The Hours (1998), a meditative spinoff of Virginia Woolf’s Mrs.
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