The National Catholic Review

September 23, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 8Whole No. 4499


Selling Arms

The United States once again holds first place as the world’s biggest arms sellerso noted the recent report of the Congressional Research Service, Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Natio


Making Peace After Catastrophe

What caused the war in the former Yugoslavia? Over 15 or 20 years ago we had a feeling that the end of Communism was coming.

Killing and Letting Die
John F. Kavanaugh

The patient. At a Mercy Hospital in the Midwest, Steven Becker, a 28 year-old husband and father, lies in what is called a persistent vegetative state (P.V.S.) brought on six months ago when

Tolerant Signals
Jon D. Fuller, James F. Keenan

Monsignor Jacques Suaudeau of the Pontifical Council for the Family recently published “Prophylactics or Family Values?

Words and Contraception
Norbert J. Rigali

Although their day has long passed, the moral theology textbooks in use before the Second Vatican Council were not without a number of enduring merits.

Disciples and Citizens
J. Bryan Hehir

Summer is not a good time to have significant events occur; too often they are missed by those who should know about them and would want to know about them.

Estate Tax Repeal: Myths and Misunderstandings
Charles Davenport

Many members of the current Congress came to Washington with promises to repeal the federal income tax or at least replace it with a flat tax. It hasn’t happened.

Books and Culture

Jean Sulivan (1913-80)
John B. Breslin
Back in the 1950’s, when I was a kid in a Jesuit high school, a novel called Mr. Blue, by Myles Connolly, was all the rage.
Blessed Uncertainty
In several serious dramas on Broadway this summer, the good (or bad) angel of uncertainty bedeviled many a leading man.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Cup of Water or Unquenchable Fire
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan
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