The National Catholic Review

December 2, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 18Whole No. 4509


Lift the Siege

According to the Book of Genesis, the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in modern-day Iraq is the site of the legendary Tree of Life.


The Magic Touch
Valerie Schultz

We are touchers; we are huggers. Our touching is an expanding circle.

Heart and Soul
Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy

The Case of the Conjoined Twins

Books and Culture

Many Roads to Rome
John J. Savant

In the first few decades of the 20th century, a remarkable number of English writers chose to become Roman Catholics.

What Have We Learned?
Charles R. Morris

Bertrand Russell once remarked that intellectuals, like savages, are apt to imagine magical connections between words and things.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Man of the Year

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus

Steven Diogo

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

David S. Toolan


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