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 great public rejoicingthe ending of a war or the crowning of a king.


The Media, the War and Truth'
David L. Martinson
Rights Talk and Its Remedies
John D. Hagen, Jr.
Did It Happen? Is It True?
Richard J. Clifford

Books and Culture

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

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

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Surprising Messiah

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
What Are You Looking For?

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


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