The National Catholic Review

April 8, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 12Whole No. 4565

Editorials

Baptized for Ministry

The mood this easter in the American church is particularly solemn.

Articles

The Church and Cuba's International Ties
Thomas E. Quigley

Just as the omens in Congress had begun pointing in the direction of changes in U.S.-Cuba policydropping the travel ban, facilitating sales of food and medicinesthe events of Sept.

The Song of Faith
Christopher Pramuk

Baptized in the rivers of night, Gethsemani has recovered her innocence. Darkness brings a semblance of order before all things disappear.

Improving Welfare Reform
Patricia Ann Lamoureux

In a radio address last Dec.

Books and Culture

Books
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.
Books
Inshallah!
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
Books
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
Books
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
Books
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

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
Columns
A Human Institution, An Easter Lesson
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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