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. The first is this year’s John Courtney Murray lecture, delivered by Elizabeth A.


Mary of Nazareth
Elizabeth A. Johnson

Friend of God and Prophet

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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