The National Catholic Review

October 15, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 11Whole No. 4543


One Cheer for the Racism Conference

The bitter grievances that many in the poor nations have against the rich nations produced two explosions last month, one actual and one figurative. The terrorist attacks on Sept.


Remembering Eudora Welty
Kathleen Feeley

Eudora Welty, who died on July 23 at the age of 92, will remain forever for me a Southern gentlewoman who honed her writing skills to do her life’s work: create lasting literature.

Extremists at Home
John F. Kavanaugh

I knew the hate would be coming, but not with such ferocity, such immediacy and such prominence.

Killing Them Softly With Kindness
Thomas A. Shannon

In early April, the upper house of the Dutch Parliament voted to legalize what has been a legally tolerated practice for the last two decades: euthanasia and physician assisted suicide (PAS).

Books and Culture

The Poor's Many Faces
John A. Coleman
At first reading, I thought Ronald Hill’s tack toward poverty somewhat puzzling, coming from someone whose specialty is social science an
Get Thee Behind Me!
Edward Curtin
Slowly over the past 25 years in the United States, the old belief in free will has been replaced by a pseudo-scientific belief in determ
Interfaith Encounter
Judith Bruder
One of the most striking attributes of Harvard Divinity School professor and theologian Harvey Cox has been timeliness.
Sacramental Poetry
Mathew Brennan
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) believed that one of the great miseries of his time was that it recognized no medium between Liter
Restless in Appalachia
Emilie Griffin
Perhaps I should have known from the title that Robert Morgan’s new novel is about faith.
Repubblica Bellissima
Franco Mormando
When I learned that the subject of Garry Wills’s latest book was Renaissance Venice, my initial reaction was a mixture of surprise, disap

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Widow's Might
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Staying Catholic at Twenty-Something
Karla Manternach
Faith in Focus
Tis Grace Hath Brought Me Safe Thus Far
Walter J. Burghardt
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
William Heyen
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