The National Catholic Review

September 16, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 7Whole No. 4498


The Elections and Abortion

At one point in his acceptance speech before the Democratic National Convention last month, Vice President Gore worked himself up into a rhetorical outcry: The last thing this country needs is a Su


Plow Before You Plant
William J. OMalley

If Booth Tarkington wrote Seventeen today, he’d have to call it Ten. Yet those in charge of Catholic catechesis, judging from their directories and vetting of texts, urge us to teach

Mother Katharine
Dennis M. Linehan

Mother M. Katharine Drexel, the foundress and superior of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, had spent the summer of 1912 on the road.

Spring Back, Fall Forward
Julie A. Collins

Perhaps it’s my 25 years as a teacher, but for me Dec. 31 rarely prompts much soul searching or melancholy musing on the passage of time.

The Apologetics of Beauty
Andrew M. Greeley

In normal usage, the word apologetics means the craft of arguing effectively. But I use the word here in an analogous sense. Beauty does not argue. It doesn’t have to.

Books and Culture

Finding Common Ground
William J. Collinge
At a chapel I occasionally attend, some worshipers face the tabernacle during the Liturgy of the Word, even though the lectern is at the
Visionary and Richly Satisfying
Marie Anne Mayeski
Kenan Osborne, O.F.M., professor emeritus at the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, brings impressive credentials and an enviable
Faith Meets Life
Regis A. Duffy
Titles can be deceiving, but The Prophetic Spirit of Catechesis does indeed capture both the argument and spirit of this book.
Coarse TV
James Martin, SJ
Unless you’ve been stranded on a desert island for the last few weeks, you know that the lucky winner of the CBS seri

Columns and Departments

The Word
Can You Walk the Walk?
John R. Donahue
A Special Kind of Courage
Terry Golway
President Kennedy no doubt would be amazed.
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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