The National Catholic Review

December 9, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 19Whole No. 4510

Editorials

Living Stones

Envision, if you will, the perfect Catholic church building. For some this would be an exercise of the imagination, one that takes into account the person’s idea of the sacred, of beauty, of practicality.

Articles

Law, Morality and Common Ground
M. Cathleen Kaveny
Catholics and Jews
Philip Perlmutter
From Alienation to Dialogue to Reconciliation
Out of Sight, Out of Mind
G. Wayne Barr
There is a kinder, gentler, subtler discrimination these days.
A Nightmarish Existence
George M. Anderson
The number of internally displaced persons has risen to 21 million worldwidetwice the number of refugees.
Madness? Hardly
Terry Golway
The proceedings have been more like a civics lesson...a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes.

Books and Culture

Culture
United Under the Same Spirit
Richard J. Hauser
Ecumenism in spiritual book publishing is alive and well.
Books
In the Beginning
David S. Toolan
Michael Ruse, a professor of philosophy and zoology at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, is that rare bird, a theologically li
Books
Agnes at Rest
Andrew M. Greeley
In this, the third and presumably final volume of his Agnes Browne trilogy, Brendan O’Carroll sends poor Agnes off to heaven at the relat
Film
Moving On
Richard A. Blake
Road maps provide a wonderful metaphor for life.
Portfolio
Mother of Consolation
William Hart McNichols, Paul Mariani
What you look hard at looks back hard at you.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Waiting for the Good News
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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