The National Catholic Review

October 14, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 11Whole No. 4502



Pro-life Americans suffered a serious defeat with the approval of the RU-486 pill by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


The Gifts of Zen Buddhism
Anna Brown
Robert E. Kennedy, S.J., is an American Catholic priest and a Zen master (Roshi).
Why I Kill People
Brad Reynolds

Over the last five years I have killed 11 people. My first victim was a slimy lawyer in Seattle; my last was a misguided evangelist in Yakima, Wash. I once killed a 14-year-old boy.

Books and Culture

Leaves of Autumn
Patricia A. Kossmann
Did you know that: William Styron (The Confessions of Nat Turner, 1967, Pulitzer Prize; Sophie’s Choice, 1979, American Boo

Columns and Departments

The Word
What, Me Become a Slave?
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
A Missionary's Funeral
L. Martin Martiny
No Surprises Here
Terry Golway
Both Lieberman and Cheney have scored points among parents
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
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