The National Catholic Review

January 1, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 1Whole No. 4471


The Third Millennium

"Any day is a good day to be born and any day is a good day to die," said Pope John XXIII toward the end of his life.


CD's Don't Kill People...
David E. Nantais

BILLY JOEL ONCE SAID in an interview on "60 Minutes" that he thinks of his songs as his children.

Health Care Goes Downhill in California
James S. Torrens

Henry A.

Five Days in Kosovo
David S. Toolan

Each crisp winter morning these days, I smell the steam heat creeping through the old radiators of my Upper West Side Manhattan apartment.

Books and Culture

'Third Great Awakening'
W.W. Meissner
Eugene Taylor is a clinical psychologist, lecturer at Harvard Medical School and senior psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospita
Onkel Alf
Joseph J. Feeney
Brave novelist, Ron Hansen. In Mariette in Ecstasy (1991) he entered the mind of a contemplative nun with bleeding stigmata.
Poet on the Edge
Gerald T. Cobb
When the poet Hart Crane jumped from a ship to his death in the waters of the Caribbean on an April morning in 1932, alarmed crewmembers
Playing God, Bring Out the Dead
Richard A. Blake
In the beginning, Scorsese said "Let there be light," but he preferred the darkness.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Seek and You Shall Be Found
John R. Donahue
The Word
Heavenly Voice, Earthly Mission
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
A Doll for an Old Woman
Mary Rivera
Life in the 90's
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan
Our readers