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.


Broadening the Debate on Cloning and Stem Cell Research
Paul Lauritzen

Last March I argued in these pages (Neither Person nor Property, 3/26/01) that approaching stem cell research in terms characteristic of the abortion debate has slowed progress in sorting out the c

Remnants of Modernism in a Postmodern Age
Dean Bechard

On Oct. 30, 2002, the Pontifical Biblical Commission, established by Pope Leo XIII at the very end of his unexpectedly long pontificate, will be 100 years old.

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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