The National Catholic Review

February 4, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 3Whole No. 4556


Washington and the Schools

For its first 174 years, the federal government was, as one writer put it, only a benevolent spectator of what the states were doing in elementary and secondary public schools. In some cases, not much was done.


Remnants of Modernism in a Postmodern Age
Dean Bechard

The Pontifical Biblical Commissions Centennial

Books and Culture

Are We Failing Them?
Thomas F. Field

Though it has its flaws, this book should nevertheless be read and pondered by every Catholic educator.

Treasures to Go
Terrence E. Dempsey

In January 2000, the Smithsonian American Art Museum (until recently known as the Smithsonian Museum of American Art) closed until 2004 f

A Robust Doctrine of God
David P. Schmidt

What does Christian witness mean in today’s world? Stanley Hauerwas, the Gilbert T.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Light Shining Through the Ashes II

John R. Donahue

The Word
Light Shining Through the Ashes I

John R. Donahue


Thomas J. McCarthy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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