The National Catholic Review

July 2, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 1Whole No. 4533

Editorials

Worshiping in Public Schools

WHEN ROBERT KENNEDY was attorney general of the United States, he and his family frequently attended Sunday Mass in the auditorium of a large public high school in Arlington, Va.

Articles

Who Can Minister?
Eugene Kennedy

The Rev.

A New Pentecost
Virginia Sullivan Finn

A silver anniversary is evocative of endurance along (one hopes) with bearing fruit, bonding and blessings.

A Letter to the American Catholic Bishops
Thomas P. Sweetser

We pastors have been meeting in focus groups around the country, trying to cope with the stress and strains of pastoral leadership.

The Parents' Part in Vocations
Frank J. Rodimer

The Most Rev. Thomas V. Daily, bishop of Brooklyn, N.Y., recently wrote a lengthy pastoral letter on the current shortage of priests and the decline in the number of vocations.

Books and Culture

Books
It Only Changes Shape
John A. Coleman
Nearly a century ago, W. E. B. Du Bois predicted that the problem of the 20th century would be the problem of the color line.
Books
Excavating the Truth
Michael J. Coogan
Anyone who thinks that biblical scholarship is a dry academic discipline, dealing with ancient texts whose privileged position has long b
Books
Love Is Patient
Helen Prejean, CSJ
I’m always drawn to books that tell of people who step out of their comfort zones and live on the edgeespecially for the sake of the Gosp
Portfolio
The Saints and Me
Michael O'Neill McGrath
St. Francis de Sales, the patron of my religious community, once said, I am as human as anyone could possibly be.
Television
The Year in TV
James Martin, SJ
Over the past few years, leaning and loafing at your ease, as Walt Whitman would say, when you pondered the coming of the year 2001, what

Columns and Departments

The Word
On the Road
John R. Donahue
The Word
A Journey Interrupted
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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