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 Contemporary Person and the Church
Godfried Danneels

The issues confronting the church in our time are many. I have chosen three of them, well aware that this choice is doubtless both biased and incomplete.

An Interview With Godfried Danneels
Doris Donnelly
Cardinal Danneels, did you plan this intervention at the May consistory beforehand? No. At synods, I usually wait about a week before I speak. First I listen. I feel the temperature.
Healing the Wounds of Murder
George M. Anderson

The word survivor suggests someone who has emerged alive from a plane crash or a natural disaster.

Synod 2001 and the Role of the Bishop
John R. Quinn

The working document for next October’s international synod of bishops is now being circulated.

The Killing of Jerome Mallett
John F. Kavanaugh

In 1985 James Froemsdorf, a Missouri state trooper, a husband and the father of three young daughters, was shot three times and killed by a wanted felon who had been stopped for speeding.

The Church and Psychiatry
Ralph A. OConnell

When I began to think about psychiatry as a medical specialty in 1963, I was vaguely aware of a tension between the church and psychiatry. Bishop Fulton J.

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 thatto 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
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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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