The National Catholic Review

December 9, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 19Whole No. 4510


Living Stones

Envision, if you will, the perfect Catholic church building.


Law, Morality and Common Ground
M. Cathleen Kaveny

It seems as if every complicated moral issue sooner or later becomes a legal issue, at least in the United States. Consider, for example, the recent tobacco litigation.

Catholics and Jews
Philip Perlmutter

The world of Catholic-Jewish relations is far, far better today than it was when I was growing up in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, where Jews were the overwhelming majority.

Out of Sight, Out of Mind
G. Wayne Barr

Is there anything more central to our existence than hope? And when it is denied, is there anything more disheartening?

A Nightmarish Existence
George M. Anderson

While the number of refugees who are residing in a foreign country dropped worldwide in the 1990’s, during the same period civil wars, government repression and other forms of social violence led t

Madness? Hardly
Terry Golway

Two nights before Thanksgiving, and no president-elect yet. A remarkable turn of events!

Books and Culture

United Under the Same Spirit
Richard J. Hauser
Ecumenism in spiritual book publishing is alive and well.
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
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
Moving On
Richard A. Blake
Road maps provide a wonderful metaphor for life.
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
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