The National Catholic Review

April 8, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 12Whole No. 4565


Baptized for Ministry

The mood this easter in the American church is particularly solemn. The penitential season of Lent and the six-month anniversary of the attack on our country have combined with almost daily revelations of clerical misconduct to create a most somber tone.


The Song of Faith
Christopher Pramuk
Improving Welfare Reform
Patricia Ann Lamoureux

Books and Culture

M. Basil Pennington

The story of seven men who literally lost their heads for Christor more accurately for their fellow humans whom they selflessly loved in

Faith in the Union
Thomas R. Murphy

Sadly, the question of how a president of the United States might lead effectively in wartime is again pertinent, in terms of both histor

Wrap the Package
Paul Wilkes

What is it about this book that troubles me, with its robust Catholic cheerleading, rah-rahing us through sacraments, the life and curren

Peasant Profundis
Richard P. McBrien

Thomas Cahill’s highly successful Hinges of History series has established him as one of the most engaging and popular authors in the fie

In Desolation and Consolation
Denise Lardner Carmody

Paul Mariani is a poet, critic, biographer and holder of an endowed chair in the English department of Boston College.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Going My Way

John R. Donahue

The Word
The Way of the Shepherd

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus
Mass With an Ailing Pope

Willard F. Jabusch

A Human Institution, An Easter Lesson

Thomas J. McCarthy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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