The National Catholic Review

September 26, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 8Whole No. 4704


A Culture of Life
Our church and society stand in need of renewed and sustained discussion regarding an ethic of life. Serious conversation has largely devolved into sloganeering and sound bites.


Healing Through Bankruptcy
Gerald F. Kicanas

A church purified and humbled, yet more resolved to carry on Christ’s work—that is how I would describe the Diocese of Tucson as it emerges from the process of Chapter 11 federal bankruptcy reorgan

A Blueprint for Change
Thomas J. Healey
For two extraordinary days in the summer of 2004, 175 religious and lay leaders gathered in Philadelphia to wrestle with the future of the Catholic Church in this country.
Easing Abortion's Pain
Antony Barone Kolenc
Where will the next great battle be fought in the struggle for the hearts and minds of the American public regarding abortion?
Reborn From Ashes
Moussa Faddoul

The cedars of Lebanon have experienced the axes of many civilizations upon their trunks over the centuries.

Flight From New Orleans
Thomas H. Stahel

Getting out of New Orleans has never been as easy as getting in. The city has too much magnetic charm. At least it used to.

Katrina's Rainbow
Jeffrey J. Guhin
New Orleans was the first city that felt like family to me, and because I had moved so much growing up, family was the only thing I understood as home.
A Time for Empathy
John F. Kavanaugh
The novelist Richard Ford, in an opinion piece in The New York Times on Sept. 4, ruminating on the devastation of his home town, called New Orleans a city beyond the reach of empathy.

Books and Culture

A Sacred Trust'
Rose Zuzworsky
It is no secret that in the last 40 years there has been a steep decline in the number of clergy working in parishes as well as religious co
Practical Spiritual Resources
Richard J. Hauser
These books are the first two titles in The Ignatian Impulse Series, a new series offered by Ave Maria Press.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Divine T.L.C.
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Emotional Oology
Valerie Schultz
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson