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.


Reflections of a Catholic, Female Generation Xer
Renee M. LaReau

We sit at the kitchen table in our pajamas, the late morning sun filtering through the windows.

A Life-Giving Tribute
Ronald Landfair
On the day after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday several years ago, I sat on my living-room sofa fuming at the television set.
New Wine: Confessions of a Catholic Alcoholic

If the church that hosted my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting had been Catholic, I wouldn’t have gone near it.

Christmas: A Feast of Love
Gerald OCollins

A friend of mine who teaches homiletics recently examined and compared dozens of Christmas sermons published by seven major 20th-century theologians.

Books and Culture

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
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
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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