The National Catholic Review

August 27, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 5Whole No. 4537


The President on Stem Cell Research

In a speech to the nation televised from his Texas ranch on Aug.


Limitations and Compromises
William A. Proefriedt
Religion and the Public Schools
Celebrating Dorothy Day
Stephen J. Krupa

Books and Culture

Bleak Houses
Tom Deignan
Frank McCourt’s impoverished youth in Limerick, recalled so vividly and brutally in Angela’s Ashes, actually could have been much
Letting History Speak
Anthony Egan, S.J.
Early Christian history takes on a decidedly postmodern turn in this new-in-paperback work by the Cambridge classicist Keith Hopkins.
Revolutionary Patriot, Father
Thomas R. Murphy
An ideal of Ignatius Loyola, one that Jesuit schools still cultivate in their students, is the “contemplative in action,” someone who com

Columns and Departments

The Word
Check the Guest List
John R. Donahue
The Word
I Never Promised a Rose Garden
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Perennially Hopeful
Alma Roberts Giordan
Faith in a Rose
Lorraine V. Murray
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
David S. Toolan
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