The National Catholic Review

April 22, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 13Whole No. 4566


Punishing the Church

Sexual abuse by priests has done untold harm to innocent children and adolescents who were physically, psychologically and spiritually damaged by people they should have been able to trust and respect.


Can the Church Be Healed?
Harry J. Flynn
Priest Pedophiles
Melvin C. Blanchette

Books and Culture

Meanwhile, Back in Albany...
Tom Deignan

In a new book of essays entitled Reading W

Special Sisters in Antebellum South
Cyprian Davis

At the close of the 19th century, a religious sister in New Orleans left to her sisters and to future generations a written history of th

Orphaned by the Superpowers
Anthony Egan

The major culprit for the disasters in Africa is none other than foreign involvement, claims the distinguished journalist Mark Huband.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Christians, Recognize Your Dignity

John R. Donahue

Jigsaw Therapy

Valerie Schultz

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ


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