The National Catholic Review

October 10, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 10Whole No. 4706


In Search of Consensus
As the U.S. Senate began its confirmation debate on President Bush’s nomination of Judge John G. Roberts Jr.


Rituals at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Robert E. Kennedy

We can define ritual as a re-enactment of a previous event, in some cases a traumatic one, within the safety of sympathetic relationships.

A War on Children
Donald H. Dunson

My friend Sunday Obote was just 7 years old when the Lord’s Resistance Army stormed his family home in northern Uganda one night in 1994. The L.R.A.

The New Name for Peace
G. Jefferson Price, III
Andrew S. Natsios, administrator for the U.S.
Unfinished Work
Drew Christiansen

As we mark this month the 40th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, the Second Vatican Council’s “Declaration on the Relationship of the Church to Non-Christian Religions,” the Israeli government

Thoughts on Yom Kippur
Rabbi Michael Lerner
From the evening of Oct. 3 (the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year) till dark on Oct.

Books and Culture

The Ground of Our Being
Lawrence S. Cunningham
In 1918, the German religion scholar Friedrich Heiler published his great phenomenological study of prayer, which, for all its merits and sy
A Complex Experience
Jay P. Dolan
Most Irish Americans have the impression that the history of Irish America began in the 19th century, when over three million Irish, mostly
A Movable Feast
Bill Gunlocke
Notre Dame is a world unto itselfa place apart.
Reflective Pluralism
John A. Coleman
Has the pluribus in the vaunted boast begun to submerge, even eradicate, the unum?
Together, in Faith
Jonh T. Noonan
Jacques Maritain was the incarnation of Catholic intellectual lifea spirit alive with ideas, supremely sensitive to other persons, filled wi

Columns and Departments

The Word
How Does God Work?
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Burning Bush
Barbara Crooker