The National Catholic Review

January 7, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 1Whole No. 4554


Facing 2002

Most Americans were in a party mood on New Year’s Eve two years ago. Although they had been admonished that 2000 was, properly speaking, the closing year of the 20th century, they generally celebrated its first day as the start of a new millenniumand celebrated with carefree exuberance.

Books and Culture

Judge for Yourself
Jose M. Sanchez

David Kertzer, author of the acclaimed study of the kidnapping of the Jewish child Edgardo Mortara by Pope Pius IX, here expands his purv

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Beginning Holds the Future I

John R. Donahue

The Word
The Beginning Holds the Future II

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus
No More Thirst

Jean Carbone

Bold-Face Lives

Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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