The National Catholic Review

March 25, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 10Whole No. 4480

Editorials

Asking Forgiveness

In the first Sunday of Lent, Pope John Paul II asked forgiveness for sins committed by Catholics over the last two millennia.

Articles

The Last Acceptable Prejudice?
James Martin, SJ

The advertisement for a student-loan company features a picture of a nun in a veil with the legend "If you’re a nun, then you’re probably not a student." The movie "Jeffrey" includes a trash-talkin

Forgiving Their Debts
William Bole

In ancient Israel, a jubilee year was a time to build the kinds of social relationships expected of God’s people.

If a Pope Resigns...
Kenneth E. Untener

Our faith does not rest upon one person, or upon one office

Books and Culture

Books
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
Books
Moral Accords?
Jose M. Sanchez
Concordats are treaties between states and the Holy See regulating the civil status of the church.
Books
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
Portfolio
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
Columns
No Apology for This?
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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