The National Catholic Review

April 1, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 11Whole No. 4481


Making Friends for Africa

"There has been no vocal, effective, reliable and consistent constituency for Africa in this country," complained Leonard H.


Curious Compassion
John F. Kavanaugh

'Better to lose with Bush than win with McCain?' "I’m pro-life." Simple as that. At least according to presidential candidate George Bush.

Pro-Life, Anti-Death Penalty?
James R. Kelly, Christopher Kudlac

Cardinal Joseph Bernardin articulated a consistent ethic of life, which included opposition to both abortion and the death penalty, in 1985.

Candor and the Court
Richard Stith

Responding to conflicting appellate court decisions, the United States Supreme Court is now reviewing the constitutionality of the bans by some states on "partial-birth" abortion.

Abortion as a Sacramental Moment?
Paul W. McNellis

If Hollywood were to offer us a movie in which a father, guilty of incest with his daughter, was treated as a dignified, even sympathetic character, would anyone be offended? Would anyone notice?

The Sisters of Life: An Interview With Agnes Mary Donovan
George M. Anderson

The congregation of the Sisters of Life was founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor of New York to promote the sanctity of human life.

Books and Culture

Easing World Pain
George M. Anderson
With civil wars exploding around the world, the essays in The Open Door come at an opportune moment.
The Pain and the Privilege
Paul Wilkes
Donald Cozzens sits at a unique crossroads, being both a priest of 35 years and the rector of a major seminary.

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Would Jesus Do?
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Faith in Focus
Thomas M. Condon
Called to Death Row
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
My Heavens
Philip Levine
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