The National Catholic Review

December 5, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 18Whole No. 4714


Debating Evolution

Botanists in a greenhouse can cross a white flower with a red flower and raise generations of pink flowers that do not revert to red or white. This experiment provides a tiny example of evolution, but it provokes no debate because it was observed happening.


The Council at 40
Gerald OCollins
Friends in the Lord
Mark A. Lewis

Books and Culture

Vienna's Visionary
Doris Donnelly

In the last months of his long lifehe died at 98 in 2004Cardinal Franz König, the former Archbishop of Vienna, wrote this very personal b

Parables of Faith
Philip Crispin

Scholars have long noted a religious quality in Shakespeare’s drama, in which human histories are magnified through symbolic rites of pas

In Harm's Way
Kristin Shrader-Frechette

Consider that cancer is the leading killer of Americans under age 85, that 40 percent of victims are under 65 and that for 25 years child

Jesuit Arts
James Martin, SJ

Members of the Society of Jesus are often accused of excessive pride in their order and its history. This can be a fair critique.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Joyful Witnesses

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
The Virtue of Hope

Ladislas Orsy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ

Silk Road

Mary Soon Lee