The National Catholic Review

April 2, 2001

Vol. 184 No. 11Whole No. 4523


Missile Defense Follies

It is understandable that at first glance the idea of a national missile defense system is appealing. It promises perfect safety, rendering obsolete the madness of nuclear deterrence based on mutual assured destruction.


Books and Culture

Exploring the Holy
J. Patout Burns
This study of miracles draws upon excellent contemporary scholarship in the study of religion; its acknowledgment of interpretative assis
We Remember
George F. Giacomini, Jr.
These are two very different books on a similar topic. Rychlak’s is the lawyer’s brief, Phayer’s the scholarly monograph.

Columns and Departments

The Word
By the Cross, Weeping
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Be Awake
Mary Beth Moore
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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