The National Catholic Review

March 11, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 8Whole No. 4479


Send the Boy Home to Cuba

Located 80 miles east of Havana on Cuba’s northern coast, the city of Cárdenas, from which young Elián Gonzalez comes, is a relatively poor but bustling and friendly town of some 40,000one of those


Creationism's Value?
Richard J. Clifford

"The whole battle is hotting up," declared Ken Ham to The New York Times (12/1/99). A disillusioned science teacher turned creationist, Ham opposes the theory of evolution.

An Internet Bible
Paul A. Soukup

Visitors to the American Bible Society’s New Media Bible Web site ( will discover an innovative way of encountering the Bible

Courage and Cowardice
John F. Kavanaugh

Father Bill Foley, a Jesuit pediatrician who lives down the hall from me, has often struck me as one of the most intrepid men I’ve known.

Books and Culture

Books on the Bible
The Oxford History of the Biblical World
Allusions of Grandeur
Richard A. Blake
When an art form starts to reflect upon itself, does the borrowing indicate maturity or senescence? I don’t know.

Columns and Departments

The Word
After Vision, a Journey Continues
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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