The National Catholic Review

October 3, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 9Whole No. 4705


Failure of Leadership
The United Nations summit meeting has ended. On the whole, the outcome of the deliberations of nearly 170 world leaders was disappointing.


Christ Among Us
Judith M. Kubicki

The Gospels are filled with stories of Jesus sharing meals not only with his disciples but also with many others, whether important or lowly.

Not Where, But Why
Thomas R. Slon

In the task of designing church interiors, one of the most neuralgic issues is the placement of the tabernacle. Behind the altar? To the side of the altar? In a separate chapel?

Sending Us Forth
Michael S. Driscoll

The working document, or instrumentum laboris, for the World Synod of Bishops on the Eucharist that meets this month in Rome begins with a beautiful reflection on the symbolic meaning of b

Our Daily Bread
Donald W. Trautman

The year of the Eucharist, inaugurated by Pope John Paul II in October 2004, will conclude with the meeting this month of the World Synod of Bishops in Rome.

Books and Culture

John's Gospel Revisited
Daniel J. Harrington
In October 2003 I was part of a scholarly meeting that honored the memory and accomplishments of Raymond E. Brown, S.S.
Faces and Flowers
Richard A. Blake
Broken Flowers needs no narrative.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Food! Glorious Food!
Dianne Bergant
A Lesson in Perspective
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen