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. He was affirming that within the perspective of eternity every day is significant, and for each individual any day may be momentous.


Five Days in Kosovo
David S. Toolan
CD's Don't Kill People...
David E. Nantais
Health Care Goes Downhill in California
James S. Torrens

An Interview With Henry A. Foley

Books and Culture

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

'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.

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
Heavenly Voice, Earthly Mission

John R. Donahue

The Word
Seek and You Shall Be Found

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


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