The National Catholic Review

February 19, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 5Whole No. 4475


Survey From a Mountaintop

President Clinton’s State of the Union address on Jan. 27 left Republicans and Democrats in agreement on at least two points: The speech was very long, and its delivery was a great performance. It was bound to be a long speech, because in pursuit of his two main purposes Mr.

Books and Culture

Behold the Mother
James Martin, SJ
Is there a more remarkable spiritual writer today than Kathleen Norris?
Searching for Salvation
James S. Torrens
The T. S.
Smart Rebel
John B. Breslin
With his latest novel, Roddy Doyle, the laureate of Dublin’s present "lower middle classes," moves down the social ladder a notch or two
A Wasteland Less Vast
James Martin, SJ
Not long ago I came across an article about one Mr.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Wedding Invitation: Please Respond!
John R. Donahue
Not Born to Do Evil
Robert Coles
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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