The National Catholic Review

December 5, 2005

Vol. 193 No. 18Whole No. 4714


Debating Evolution
Botanists in a greenhouse can cross a white flower with a red flower and raise generations of pink flowers that do not revert to red or white.


Joy and Hope, Grief and Anguish
David Hollenbach

Forty years ago, on Dec.

Friends in the Lord
Mark A. Lewis

From the archives, the story of the early followers of St. Ignatius of Loyola

The Council at 40
Gerald OCollins

From its opening session in October 1962 until its close 40 years ago in December 1965, the Second Vatican Council held millions of Catholics and others riveted.

Books and Culture

Parables of Faith
Philip Crispin
Scholars have long noted a religious quality in Shakespeare’s drama, in which human histories are magnified through symbolic rites of passag
In Harm's Way
Kristin Shrader-Frechette
Consider that cancer is the leading killer of Americans under age 85, that 40 percent of victims are under 65 and that for 25 years childhoo
Vienna's Visionary
Doris Donnelly
In the last months of his long lifehe died at 98 in 2004Cardinal Franz König, the former Archbishop of Vienna, wrote this very personal book
Jesuit Arts
James Martin, SJ
Members of the Society of Jesus are often accused of excessive pride in their order and its history. This can be a fair critique.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Joyful Witnesses
Daniel J. Harrington
Faith in Focus
The Virtue of Hope
Ladislas Orsy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Silk Road
Mary Soon Lee