The National Catholic Review

November 25, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 17Whole No. 4508


Election Day Shocks

Nearly a half century ago, an anthropologist named Cora Du Bois analyzed the values of U.S. society and concluded that Americans are optimistic activists.


Toward Ethical Economic Sanctions
George A. Lopez

Aug. 6 marked the 10th anniversary of United Nations sanctions against Iraq.

In Dialogue
Avery Dulles

When I discovered that Ladislas Orsy, S.J., had written such a lengthy response (10/21) to my article on the papacy for a global church (7/15), I wondered how I could reply with reasonable brevity.

Genetic Disorders and Pastoral Care
Peter M. Abdella

Imagine a couple in their mid-30’s. These people have a beautiful 20-month-old baby girl. But now, at 18 weeks of gestation, their second pregnancy goes awry.

Books and Culture

The Buck Stops Here
Tom OBrien
I once had a close encounter with Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, in a ritzy restaurant in Washington named Galile
Chernobyl's Faces
Emilie Griffin
Before you begin to read The Sky Unwashed, you think you know what you are in for.
The Big Green Book
James J. Conn
The United States has but one graduate program in canon law, and many seminaries and theologates do not have a full-time canonist among t

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Beginning of the End
John R. Donahue
The Word
Graced And Gracious
John R. Donahue
The Walker
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Cloned Child
J. M. Phillips
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