The National Catholic Review

March 19, 2001

Vol. 184 No. 9Whole No. 4521


Government and Charities

It was with great joy, President Bush said on Jan. 29, that he was announcing his plan to encourage private charitable agencies, both religious and secular. His basic policy is not new, but his applications of it are.


The Amoral University
Willard F. Jabusch
The Peace of Jerusalem
Anthony Egan
Poland Today
Stanislaw Obirek

Books and Culture

A Free Spirit
George M. Anderson

In The Soul Knows No Bars, Drew Ledera professor of Eastern and Western philosophy at Loyola College in Marylanddescribes his expe

Recasting the Christian Story
Michael McGarry

During his recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope John Paul II enacted three iconic moments that symbolized to the world the new relati

Mad for God
John B. Breslin

Reading Mark Salzman’s spare, astringent novella about the struggles of a cloistered Carmelite nun inevitably reminds one of Ron Hansen’s

Hollow Men
Richard A. Blake

Art is a blood sport. Really.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Pardoner's Tale

John R. Donahue

A Trio of Love Notes

Lorraine V. Murray

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Thomas J. Reese


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