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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