The National Catholic Review

December 24, 2001

Vol. 185 No. 21Whole No. 4553


From Sept. 11 to Dec. 25

Our Christmas cover this year, painted by Ansgar Holmberg, C.S.J., depicts children from around the world adoring the infant Jesus. When Sister Ansgar first mailed us a rough draft of this painting, she wondered: Should Jesus be receiving the world from us, or should he be offering it to us?

Books and Culture

A Major Leaguer
James S. Torrens

John Simon, known for the pungency of his drama and film critiques in New York magazine and elsewhere, here delivers himself on writers t

Governing by God
Robert F. Drinan

The thesis of this book, written by a professor of political science at Colgate University, is that modern democracy needs God.

Pride After Prejudice
Allan Figueroa Deck

Reviewing Francisco Jiménez’ autobiographical treatment of his early years through high school was a movingeven spiritualexperience for m

Wild About Harry
Richard A. Blake

Frantically searching for ways to postpone sitting down at the keyboard and trying to find something relatively new to say about the most

Columns and Departments

Faith in Focus
Desiring Prayer

Jerry Ryan

Dancing Through the Pearly Gates

Lorraine V. Murray

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Thomas J. Reese

Lord Chemistry

Mark Jarman


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