The National Catholic Review

December 16, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 20Whole No. 4511


Earned Income Tax Credits

The percentage of Americans living in poverty is the lowest it has been in over 20 years.


Creationism and the Catechism
Joan Acker

The jubilee year dawned with the publication of the second U. S.

Angry and Alienated
Michael Hout
Last July 6 the Vatican once again reaffirmed the church’s rule that prohibits divorced Catholics from receiving Communion if they have remarried while bound by a valid previous marriage.
Putting Christ Back Into Chri$tmas
John F. Kavanaugh
When I was a Jesuit scholastic teaching ethics at Rockhurst College (now Rockhurst University) in Kansas City over 30 years ago, a student presented me with a Yuletide advertisement for a new credit

Books and Culture

Statues Aside
Kathy O'Connell
What really got under my skin about Beverly Donofrio’s Looking for Mary came toward the end.
Humanism or Formalism?
Aldo Scaglione
This volume presents the lectures of a seminar held at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education in 1999, a year that spawned severa
Urging a Civil Conversation
John A. Coleman
Martin Marty, the church historian and trusted commentator on American religious life, has recently spearheaded a three-year, multi-pronged

Columns and Departments

The Word
John R. Donahue
The Word
I Sing of a Maiden
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ