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.


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

Books and Culture

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.

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

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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