The National Catholic Review

June 4, 2001

Vol. 184 No. 19Whole No. 4531

Editorials

Hate Crimes

Hate crimes—offenses stemming from hatred of persons based on their race, religion, ethnicity or sexual orientation—continue to be an affront to the national conscience.

Articles

Sisters in Mercy
John W. Donohue

More than 80 years ago, the British historian Lytton Strachey (1880-1932) made a name for himself by writing short biographies that debunked their subjects, but did so with elegance and wit.

Why Do You Pray?
William A. Barry

Often people ask, Why do you pray? In all honesty, at one time I prayed because I was a Jesuit. In other words, my answer was, I’m supposed to pray.

Carrots, Sticks and Children
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

For the first time in the nation’s various wars on drugs, the scientific, political and spiritual stars are aligned for a revolution to balance and strengthen all four legs of this country’s effort

Books and Culture

Books
Francesco in Tableaux Vivant
Jane E. Fisher
In novels such as Mary Reilly and Italian Fever, Valerie Martin made her reputation, balancing historical locations and cha
Books
Bureaucrat, Spare That Book!
Peter Heinegg
In our Amazon.com, Borders ’n’ Barnes & Noble world we (non-academics at least) no longer pay much attention to libraries.

Columns and Departments

The Word
God For Us
John R. Donahue
The Word
You Really Believe that?
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Loving Heart
Linda Halligan Conley
Columns
A Fierce Love
Lorraine V. Murray
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters
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