The National Catholic Review

June 17, 2000

Vol. 182 No. 21Whole No. 4491


A Church of Women

Two provocative offerings in this week’s issue deserve particular attention, not only in light of their authorship, but also because of the importance of their message for the universal church.


Mary of Nazareth
Elizabeth A. Johnson

What would be a theologically sound, spiritually empowering and ethically challenging theology of Mary, mother of Jesus the Christ, for the 21st century?

In the Tradition of Sister Madeleva
Elizabeth A. Dreyer

Convergence 2000 began appropriately with a meal at the guest house and ended with the reading of "The Madeleva Manifesto: A Message of Hope and Courage." The warm welcome and hospitality of Saint

Books and Culture

She Who Serves
Margaret Eletta Guider
The arguments for women’s ordination to the diaconate have been circulating for a number of years, indeed centuries.
She Who Battles
Kathy OConnell
"To know Joan of Arc," wrote Mark Twain in his fanciful yet earnest "translation" of her life in 1896, "was to know one who was wholly no
She Who Paints
Jane E. Fisher
Robert J.
Fielding Melish Is Back
Richard A. Blake
In his eminently forgettable "Stardust Memories" (1980), Woody Allen in the persona of a world-famous director in the Fellini mold, a kin

Columns and Departments

The Word
A People of the Covenant
John R. Donahue
The Word
Two Lives Restored
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
One Year After Columbine
Kathy Coffey
Faith in Focus
A Place of Faith
Lorraine V. Murray
Monster Jam!!!
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
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