The National Catholic Review

April 23, 2001

Vol. 184 No. 14Whole No. 4526

Editorials

Revisiting the Drug War

The increasing number of drug offenders in prisons around the country is a major reason why our incarcerated population has reached the two million mark.

Articles

When Poets Write Prose
Paul Mariani
On the Church
Walter Kasper

Books and Culture

Books
The Mother Tongue
Paul Mariani
From the archives: Paul Mariani on the poetry of Seamus Heaney
Television
The Coolest Show on TV
James Martin, SJ
Currently, the best show on television may not be The West Wing, E.R., Sex in the City or even The Sopranos, a series that The New York T

Columns and Departments

The Word
Choose Life
John R. Donahue
The Word
A Different Conclave
John R. Donahue
Columns
Rewriting the Old Rules
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters