The National Catholic Review

December 12, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 19Whole No. 4715


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.


Best Practices in Church Management
Jim Lundholm-Eades
Efforts to improve church management are often sidetracked by three mindsets. First, we can misunderstand the truth that the church is timeless.
Under the Apricot Trees
Sandra Scofield
My mother, father, little sister and I were living with my widowed grandmother, Frieda Hambleton, in her house in a poor neighborhood of Wichita Falls, Tex.
Global Trade and the Common Good
Andrew Small

In his encyclical on the Eucharist, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, published in 2003, Pope John Paul II repeated St.

Books and Culture

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 Te
Memory, With Humor
Joseph J. Feeney
When a poet writes “I,” what does he mean?
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
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
Bad Theology: A Quiz
Scott Cairns