The National Catholic Review

July 30, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 3Whole No. 4535


Americans Abroad

The New York Times has as much enthusiasm for President Bush as Mr. Creakle, the headmaster of Salem House, had for that wholly unpromising schoolboy, David Copperfield. The Times’s editorials regularly register their disfavor with Mr. Bush’s domestic and foreign policies.


The Contemporary Person and the Church
Godfried Danneels

An Intervention at the Consistory

Healing the Wounds of Murder
George M. Anderson
The Killing of Jerome Mallett
John F. Kavanaugh
The Church and Psychiatry
Ralph A. OConnell

Books and Culture

The Ultimate Test
George M. Anderson

Toward the end of a summer vacation in 1993 at her Connecticut home, Antoinette Bosco received the kind of telephone call that—to use her

Survival of the Fittest
Kevin P. Quinn

With the sequencing of the human genome virtually completed and the first analysis of the decoded sequence now reported, this book is imp

Mystery and Meaning
William A. Barry

With this well-written and insightful new book Robert Wuthnow, a professor of sociology at Princeton University, continues his exploratio

Cuddly Computers
Richard A. Blake

A. I.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Managing Your Portfolio

John R. Donahue

The Word
Finding the Treasure

John R. Donahue

The Word
Finding the Treasure II

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus
Standing in the Doorway

William F. Wegher

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

David S. Toolan

Chagall's Window, Strasbourg

Carolyn Grassi


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