The National Catholic Review

April 8, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 12Whole No. 4482


Politics and Catholicism

Al Smith and John F. Kennedy must be enjoying a good chuckle as they watch Democrats and Republicans engage in finger-pointing about anti-Catholicism.

Books and Culture

Triple Redemption
Denise Lardner Carmody

Here are three books about Christian faith: each orthodox in content; diverse in approach; and, likely to appeal to different audiences.

All Coherence Gone
Peter Heinegg

Academic authors occasionally write with verve and color (there’s no law against it), but when their subject is academe itself, caveat

A Sense of Sacred
Paul Wilkes

We Catholics are quite a strange lot, actually. We make the nastiest bigots and the most wonderful saints.

Forever Faithful
John B. Breslin

On the way, as a guest, to the annual meeting of the Chrysostom Society, a community of Christian writers that includes novelists, poets,

South Dakota's Sioux
Chris Manahan

Heroes populate Ian Frazier’s book about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.

The Unsinkable Agnes Browne
Andrew M. Greeley

Agnes Browne is a Dublin widow with seven children (six sons) struggling to see her offspring into maturity in the Dublin of the early 19

Reel Theology
Kathy OConnell

At first the inclusion of Brian De Palma among the six directors thoughtfully dissected in Richard A.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Walking the Walk

John R. Donahue

De gustibus Non est disputandum

Thomas J. McCarthy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Patricia A. Kossmann


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