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. On May 23, the House by a vote of 384 to 45 passed an education bill that Education Secretary Rod Paige said was a great bipartisan bill.

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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