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 Nations, delivered annually to Congress.


Tolerant Signals
Jon D. Fuller, James F. Keenan

The Vatican's new insights on condoms for H.I.V. prevention

Words and Contraception
Norbert J. Rigali

Discussion of Humanae Vitae could have been advanced greatly if the terms had been clarified from the beginning.

Disciples and Citizens
J. Bryan Hehir

Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., and Msgr. George Higgins are honored by their country for lifetime service.

Estate Tax Repeal: Myths and Misunderstandings
Charles Davenport

The supporters of estate tax repeal have done a masterful job of obfuscation.

Making Peace After Catastrophe
Stephen J. Pope

An Interview With Ivo Markovic

Killing and Letting Die
John F. Kavanaugh

Intentional killing is prohibited. So is the presumption of evil intent.

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
Frederick P. Tollini, S.J.

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


Dale Wisely


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