The National Catholic Review

April 15, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 13Whole No. 4483


Papal Pilgrim

In his historic visit to the Holy Land, Pope John Paul II once again captured the imagination of the world.


Catholicism's Emerging Role in Puerto Rico
Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo

In Puerto Rico these days, religion is on the rise.

The Return of an old Tradition
Gerard S. Sloyan

The Second Vatican Council promulgated on Dec.

Why Gun Control?
Michael W. Warfel

A number of years ago, when I was a parish priest, a woman preparing for baptism at Easter asked if she could speak with me privately.

Books and Culture

What Poetry Does
Paul Mariani
I’ve just finished reading Edward Hirsch’s How to Read a Poem (Harcourt Brace, 352p, $23 hardcover; Harvest, $15 paperback) with i
Unfinished Universe
David S. Toolan
In a series of very readable books over the last two decades, John F.
Supreme Choices
Philip Weinberg
The right to name Supreme Court justices, clearly among the most far-reaching of presidential powers, has received surprisingly little an

Columns and Departments

The Word
It Doesn't Fit In!
John R. Donahue
Spoiled Addicts
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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