The National Catholic Review

December 12, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 19Whole No. 4715

Editorials

Exit or Not?

Representative John Murtha, Democrat of Pennsylvania, is a decorated veteran, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a longtime hawk on defense matters. So Washington had a rude awakening when he declared on Nov.

Articles

Books and Culture

Books
A Grim World
John B. Breslin

If Thomas O’Malley’s first book, In the Province of Saints, is anything to judge by, he has a real future ahead of him as a nove

Books
His Universe
Ursula King

Thomas King, a professor of theology at Georgetown University, has written a fine book deeply rooted in his lifelong meditation on Pierre

Books
Memory, With Humor
Joseph J. Feeney

When a poet writes “I,” what does he mean?

Television
iTV
Jim McDermott

I spent a night with friends a few weeks ago.

Columns and Departments

The Word
People of the Promise

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Dan Lord, Hollywood Priest

David J. Endres

Faith in Focus
The Source of Our Hope

Ladislas Orsy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson

Poem
Bad Theology: A Quiz

Scott Cairns

Letters
Letters