The National Catholic Review

February 25, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 6Whole No. 4559


More Hunger, More Homelessness

Hunger and homelessnessmore and more Americans are feeling the cruel effects of both these painful phenomena. Such is the overall conclusion of the U.S. mayors’ annual Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness, issued each December as a survey of over two dozen cities.


Do Good People Need Confession?
Edward Collins Vacek
Why Catholics Fast
Carole Garibaldi Rogers

Searching for the Tradition

Capitalist Conscience
John F. Kavanaugh

Books and Culture

Books for Lenten Reading
Emilie Griffin

I once had a spiritual director who told me that A Lent missed is a year lost from the spiritual life.

On Pilgrimage With the Other
Michael McGarry

Following another’s spiritual journey can be a voyeuristic undertaking.

His Excellency, His Eminence
Tom OBrien

America’s Bishop, the first full biography of Fulton Sheen, holds a candle to its subject.

Columns and Departments

The Word
High Noon

John R. Donahue

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ


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