The National Catholic Review

December 23, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 21Whole No. 4512


Christmas 2000

In a sermon preached at Oxford around 1825, when he was still an Anglican, John Henry Newman began by saying that in every part of Scripture it is told us again and again, that to make sinful creatures holy was the great end which our Lord had in view in taking upon Him our nature, and thus none


Enough Oversight?
Francis J. Butler
Raising Money for Catholic Causes
Symbols Are Not Just Symbols
John W. Healey
After Berengar of Tours the focus shifted from the action of the Eucharist to the host.

Books and Culture

International Peace Initiatives
Claire Shaeffer-Duffy
The American activist and pacifist A. J. Muste once said, There is no way to peace; peace is the way. His maxim is pithy but enigmatic.
For All the World to See
Robert F. Drinan
Privacy has no enemies. Its friends date back at least to St.
Virtuous Education
Timothy R. Lannon
Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the Vatican document issued by John Paul II on Aug.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Words to Live By; A Light to Guide
John R. Donahue
The Word
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
God as Mother
Julie Donovan Massey
Point of Embarkation
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Formal Brief: The Name
Scott Cairns
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