The National Catholic Review

June 18, 2001

Vol. 184 No. 20Whole No. 4532


Vouchers' Ups and Downs

On his second working day in office, President George W. Bush presented what he called a blueprint for school reform.


Vicars in Chains
William Bole

Ever since Seattle erupted into a free-trade fighting zone during the World Trade Organization’s 1999 meeting, the very scheduling of a global economic gathering has become a provocation to activis

Confronting Evil on the Internet
Terrence Berg

Looking over the shoulder of the police detective at his computer monitor, I felt my stomach churn. He was posing as a 14-year-old girl in a chat room.

Abortion and the Courts in Ireland
T. P. OMahony

The buses in Dublin these days are displaying advertisements from the pro-life movement demanding a new constitutional referendum on abortion.

Books and Culture

A Common Standard Realized
Constance M. McGovern
The tale begins in the spring of 1945, when a war-weary world began to prepare for peace, and dream of freedom.
Bread of Life
George M. Anderson
This short but worthwhile book takes its title from Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address.
A Pearl of Great Price
Richard A. Blake
Sell everything to buy the “pearl of great price,” the Gospel tells us (Mt. 13:46).

Columns and Departments

The Word
Advent in June
John R. Donahue
The Word
Shaping Up
John R. Donahue
The Accidental Voyeur
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Jubilate Cecilia
Elizabeth Burns
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