The National Catholic Review

August 13, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 4Whole No. 4536


Foreign Aid and World Hunger

However generous individual Americans may be toward those in need, as a nation we do not rank high when it comes to providing development assistance to poor and hungry people in other lands.


The Call for Debt Forgiveness
Joseph Claude Harris

Bishop James Hoffman of Toledo, Ohio, recently cancelled more than $1.38 million in delinquent debts owed by 24 parishes and institutions in his diocese.

Talking About Sex
James F. Keenan

When I was about six years old, I went to my dad and asked him, “Where do babies come from?” He told me to take a look at the guppies in our fish tank.

Liturgiam Authenticam and the New Vulgate
Joseph Jensen

The story is told of the Irish woman, 40 years married and the mother of seven, who left church after hearing a sermon from a young priest on marriage and motherhood and remarked, Sure and I wish I

Rescuing School Choice From Its Friends
John E. Coons

This generation has witnessed many proposals for school choice, but only a few have taken root in law and practice.

Books and Culture

The Good Life
James F. Keenan
In preparation for his work, Alan Wolfe, the director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, helped
How We Get There
Paul Mariani
We know Kathleen Norris now by three books, all of them well received, all published in the last eight years.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Adult Baptism for All Christians
John R. Donahue
The Word
A Gated Community?
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Why I Won't Cope
Michael Heher
Spiritually Topping Out
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson