The National Catholic Review

July 29, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 3Whole No. 4494


Elder Abuse

Thanks to medical advances, Americans are living longer than ever before. A dark underside to this picture, however, is the rising incidence of elder abuse—an increase that is related to the growing number of elderly people in the United States.


A Papal Age Limit?
John Jay Hughes
Elderhood for the World
Thomas E. Clarke
On Dying Well
Myles N. Sheehan

Books and Culture

From Out the Valley
Ron Wooten-Green

If one is looking for a book on grief and grieving based on lived experience rather than more remote psychosocial theories, then Thomas A

Hollywood Meets D.C.
Tom O'Brien

My mother, in an unusually arch moment, once proffered a solution to all the church-state debates about Christmas crèches on public squar

The Artful Imagination
John B. Breslin

Memoirists rule the literary roosts these days, but sometimes with a bad conscience.

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Price Glory?

John R. Donahue

The Word
Let's Do Dinner

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus
The Slothful Pray-er

Alma Roberts Giordan

Communion Without Community?

Thomas J. McCarthy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Patricia A. Kossmann

John Baptizing Jesus

Deborah DeNicola, editor o


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