The National Catholic Review

November 4, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 14Whole No. 4505


Lessons From Charter Schools

Do Americans think their public schools are in what Gov. George W. Bush has been calling an education recession? It depends. Which Americans and which schools?


The Church and the Homosexual Priest
James Martin, SJ

From 2000, James Martin, S.J., on the challenges and the gifts offered by homosexual priests in the church.

The Shrinking Supply of Priests
Joseph Claude Harris

American bishops discussed research describing changing parish staffing patterns at their national convocation in Milwaukee on June 15-17.

Bowling Alone, Praying Together
Mary Jo Bane

The jacket of Robert Putnam’s new book, Bowling Alone (2000) has an illustration on the front cover that depicts a solitary bowler.

Facing the Crisis in the Priesthood
Donald Cozzens

A generation has elapsed since the close of the Second Vatican Council, and the church has underscored the council’s extraordinary ecclesial and historical significance by beatifying, this Sept.

Books and Culture

Holy Enchantment!
Peter Heinegg
In 1976 Bruno Bettelheim caused a stir with The Uses of Enchantment, arguing that Grimms’ fairy tales could be read as Freudian fa
An Affirming Theological Synthesis
William J. Collinge
Avery Dulles’s first article for America appeared in the issue of May 5, 1951.
The Savior in Word and Image
Joseph J. Feeney
Last spring I ran a seminar on the contemporary Catholic imagination in America, and at the end I asked my students to write about their

Columns and Departments

The Word
You'll Never Walk AloneWe Hope
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
A Revolution in American Fathering
Jeff Gillenkirk
Faith in Focus
Finding God's Grace in Kosovo
John J. McLain
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan