April 8, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 12Whole No. 4482

Editorials

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.

Articles

The Millennium and the Papalization of Catholicism
John W. OMalley

Everyone has been trying to see the big picture. We’ve been bombarded with a certain type of question. Who is the man or woman of the centurybetter, of the millennium?

The Papal Apology
Francis A. Sullivan

On the first Sunday of Lent of this jubilee year, Pope John Paul II celebrated a solemn liturgy in which he and the cardinals of the Roman Curia who joined him offered a "universal prayer," which h

He Lived With Wisdom: Richard A. McCormick (1922-2000)
Walter J. Burghardt

The death of the Jesuit moral theologian Richard A. McCormick at 77 forces an uncommon sadness not only on family and friends but on the world of scholarship as well.

Books and Culture

Books
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.
Books
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
Books
A Sense of Sacred
Paul Wilkes
We Catholics are quite a strange lot, actually. We make the nastiest bigots and the most wonderful saints.
Books
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,
Books
South Dakota's Sioux
Chris Manahan
Heroes populate Ian Frazier’s book about the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.
Books
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
Books
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
Columns
De gustibus Non est disputandum
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Letters
Letters