The National Catholic Review

November 5, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 14Whole No. 4546


Here in This November

Christians believe there is life after death, but that does not mean they take death lightly. Like everyone else, they learn sooner or later why St.


The A.C.L.U. Strays
Thomas J. Curry

A case currently before the California Supreme Court, Catholic Charities of Sacramento Inc. v.

Between the Notes
Francis T. (Fay) Vincent, Jr

At his 80th birthday party last year, celebrated with dozens of friends in the garden of his home in northwestern Connecticut, Isaac Stern asked me to sit next to him at dinner.

The Problem of the Second Collection'
Charles Zech

Catholics contribute less money to their parish than the members of nearly any other church in the United States. This has been confirmed by every study of religious giving in the last 15 years.

A Liturgical Via Media
Bernardr Bonnot

Attendance at church on Sunday is significantly down from what it was years ago.

Books and Culture

Lettered Cleric,Conflicted Hero
Gerald T. Cobb
Laurence Sterne was a novelist, a clergyman and briefly a farmer in the rough-and-tumble 18th century, an era when the remedy for cattle
Body (Re)Building
Mary Jo Bane
Dry Bones Rattling is a study of the community-organizing work of the Industrial Areas Foundation (I.A.F.) in Texas and the Southw
Portrait of the Artist as a Galway Man
Tom OBrien
No lover of film could dislike this book.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Where, Death, Is Your Victory?
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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