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 Supreme Court that overturns Roe v. Wade. That was actually a scare tactic.


The Apologetics of Beauty
Andrew M. Greeley
Plow Before You Plant
William J. OMalley
Our first goal should be not doctrinal thoroughness but conversion.
Mother Katharine
Dennis M. Linehan
An appreciation of the life of the newest American saint.
Spring Back, Fall Forward
Julie A. Collins
How do you do it year after year? How do you welcome us...and then watch us go?

Books and Culture

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.
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
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
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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