The National Catholic Review

March 25, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 10Whole No. 4480


Asking Forgiveness

In the first Sunday of Lent, Pope John Paul II asked forgiveness for sins committed by Catholics over the last two millennia. For 20 minutes he listed and prayed about sins against various groups, including Jews and Muslims.


Forgiving Their Debts
William Bole
If a Pope Resigns...
Kenneth E. Untener
From the archives

Books and Culture

A Winding Path
Ron Hansen
Robert Clark’s parents divorced when he was two, and his father died of polio three years later, so he found himself in the care of his g
Moral Accords?
Jose M. Sanchez
Concordats are treaties between states and the Holy See regulating the civil status of the church.
Two Worlds, One Dream
Allan Figueroa Deck
John Phillip Santos is program officer at the Ford Foundation in New York and the first Mexican-American Rhodes scholar to study at Oxfor
This Little Light
Michael O'Neill McGrath
I like to tell folks that I have a little black nun inside of me. She’s my muse, my spiritual guru, my inspiration.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Grace Abounding
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Choosing Crocuses
M. Kathleen Joyce
No Apology for This?
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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