The National Catholic Review

March 4, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 7Whole No. 4560


Afghanistan Part II

The Bush administration has waged an effective war in Afghanistan, and, for the most part, has waged it in a just manner. After the attacks of Sept.


Kyrie and Kumbaya
Timothy Padgett

As a liberal Catholic, I admire the progressive doctrine of Reform Judaism. Last summer, Reform Jews gave me something else to applaud.

Social Policy After Sept. 11
Thomas J. Massaro

I suspect that many Americans are, like me, torn between two conflicting desires. On the one hand, we yearn for nothing more than the opportunity to revert to our comfortable pre-Sept.

The Catholic Church and Zambia's Elections
Brendan Carmody

The people of Zambia voted on Dec. 27, 2001, in the election of a new president, members of Parliament and local councilors.

Parole Revisited
George M. Anderson

A sea change has overtaken parole in the course of the last three decades.

Turning to the Islamic Faith
Karima Diane Alavi

While our nation was breathing a sigh of relief over the rapid deterioration of Taliban power in Afghanistan, we American Muslims were still reeling from the fact that our faith had also been hijac

Books and Culture

Into the Mystery
William A. Barry
Spiritual genius is the uniquely human ability to seek life’s meaning. It’s the voice inside us that keeps asking, What’s it all about?
Taking Stock
William Bole
Back in the boom days of the very near past, there was much talk of how stock ownership in the United States had been democratizedwith a
Let Them Live!
Michael J. Kerlin
In Humanity: A Moral History of the Twentieth Century, Jonathan Glover made his "moral history" above all an account of the wars,
Richard A. Blake
For the last several months images of heroism have filled the media.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Seeing With the Inner Eye
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Fasting? But That's So Mortifying!
Mary Sherry
Plain Talk
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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