The National Catholic Review

October 21, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 12Whole No. 4503


O Jerusalem!

We all saw the newspaper photos, and some of us caught it live on television: a father desperately calling out The child! The child!


Amazing Growth
Wilton Gregory

Over the last five years more than 160,000 adults annually have entered the Catholic Church in the United States.

The Papacy for an Ecumenical Age
Ladislas Orsy

The achievements of the pontificate of John Paul II were possible precisely because he inherited a living church, not one frozen in time.

Refugees in East Africa
George M. Anderson
What type of work have you been doing with refugees in Tanzania? Our presence in the camps as a team of Jesuit Refugee Service is first of all a service of presenceto be present to our
Where's the Debate?
John F. Kavanaugh

As Jim Lehrer, after 90 minutes of deadly evenhandedness, brought the first presidential debate to a conclusion, I couldn’t escape the fancy that this political campaign was a new television show c

Books and Culture

The Native American Catholic
Raymond A. Bucko
In the late 19th century and well into the 20th, the Oblates and, later, Jesuit and other missionaries used an illustrated scroll to cate
Clayton Sinyai
The authors of America’s Forgotten Majority: Why the White Working Class Still Matters have set out to attack the conventional wis
Rootin' Tootin' Highfalutin' Lies
Peter Heinegg
Since the last of William F. Cody’s Wild West Shows was put on in 1916, scarcely anyone alive today can still remember them.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Seeing the Light
John R. Donahue
The Word
What, Me a Saint?
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Cat Fights
Valerie Schultz
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue
Plane Crash
Steve Wilson
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