The National Catholic Review

January 16, 2006

Vol. 194 No. 2Whole No. 4718


In the Vineyard

Before the passage, on Nov. 15, of the new document from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on lay ecclesial ministry, there was debate in the bishops’ meetings over whether the term ministry should be used to refer to laypersons working on behalf of the church.


A Century Behind
Peter J. Donaldson
Bonds of Wool
Steven A. Schoenig

Books and Culture

How They Shaped Our Era
Dorothy M. Brown
The distinguished social historian William H.
A Celebration
Gerald T. Cobb
This year’s hurricanes, floods and earthquakes produced such unforgettable, apocalyptic scenes of devastation that they may well have alt
The Life of a Stone
Robert F. Walch
In an utterly captivating piece of historical fiction, Julie Baumgold has crafted a multifaceted gem of a novel that chronicles the histo

Columns and Departments

The Word
Kingdom and Discipleship
Daniel J. Harrington
The Word
The Holy One of God
Daniel J. Harrington
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
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