The National Catholic Review

October 31, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 13Whole No. 4709


Election Reform

Election reform is needed in the United States on several levels, both because of inequities in the present system and because of low voter turnoutone of the lowest in the world.


Parent Power
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.
Advice and Consent
James F. Gill

Books and Culture

Go and Make Disciples
Walter F. Modrys
A friend reports the story of a woman, widowed from a Catholic husband with two small children.
Man on the Run
Chris Byrd
For its ambitious scope, the grace and beauty of its language and its compelling storytelling, Cormac McCarthy’s Border Trilogy - All
The Paths Less Trod?
Mark E. Rondeau
Despite its title, this book is not about controversial displays of the Ten Commandments in public buildings.

Columns and Departments

The Word
It's About Time!
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Challenge and Opportunity
Peter J. Vaghi
Faith in Focus
Wait til Next Year
James N. Gelson
Wanting It Both Ways
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson