The National Catholic Review

January 2, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 1Whole No. 4717


The Checkerboard of Life
In those countries that were once called Catholic, an ancient Gregorian chant that begins Te Deum laudamus (Holy God, We Praise Thy Name is a familiar English version) was sung on occasions of


Rights Talk and Its Remedies
John D. Hagen, Jr.
This past autumn’s Supreme Court confirmation battles could be used as material for a short course in jurisprudence. Lesson One: Roe v.
Did It Happen? Is It True?
Richard J. Clifford

Several years ago I gave a talk on the Book of Genesis to a full parish hall.

The Media, the War and Truth'
David L. Martinson
Last summer I attended a conference at which a rather distinguished panel of White House correspondents discussedattempted to defend is actually a more accurate descriptionthe coverage by the U.S.

Books and Culture

The Last Great Littrateur?
Peter Heinegg
Man of letters? Public intellectual? Cultural critic? Feuilletoniste?
Steel, Oil, Rails, Money
George W. Hunt
Over 70 years ago, in 1934, the prize-winning biographer and historian Matthew Josephson published an eye-opening best seller entitled
Smoking Them Out
Joyce D. Goodfriend
Readers of this absorbing book will learn a great deal about a politically ambitious English immigrant named Daniel Horsmanden, who, as a ju

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Are You Looking For?
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
A Surprising Messiah
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
A Winter Mass in Prison
George M. Anderson
Snows of Yesteryear
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Jim McDermott
The Stone Not Cut by Hand
Paul Mariani