The National Catholic Review

January 15, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 2Whole No. 4472


Public Schools and Religion

Last spring the 4,400 students at Santa Fe High School, which is part of a school district near Galveston, Tex., voted to elect one of their number to deliver an inspirational message before the ho


It's All in the Family
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

What happens across the kitchen table has a far greater influence on whether American adolescents smoke pot or snort cocaine than what happens across the Mexican border.

The Hidden Holocaust
James Martin, SJ

Over two million people have lost their lives and over four million have been displaced in the war waged by the government of Sudan against its own people in the south.

Immigrants in Detention
George M. Anderson

"End detention as we know it": This was the goal presented at the beginning of the third annual Detention Watch Network conference on Nov. 25-28 in Baltimore, Md.

Timeless Either-Ors
John F. Kavanaugh

In my last column, on "millennial moralists" (which yielded a few friendly complaints and started a few arguments, I’m told), I promised a prognostication of 10 ethical challenges for the next thou

Books and Culture

Images of the Millennial Pope
Vincent T. OKeefe
With a little bit of luck we can trace a certain recent huffing and puffing to a distinguished corps of papal observers desperately striv
Tortured Romantic
J. Robert Barth
It is difficult to imagine a more complex and challenging literary life for a biographer than that of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
The Economics and Politics of Aging
William J. Byron
If this book sold only 535 copies, and each found its way into the hands of a member of the U.S.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Life Unfolds
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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