The National Catholic Review

May 6, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 15Whole No. 4568


Mission Impossible?

When Secretary of State Colin Powell returned from the Middle East, the talking heads speculated that his mission had been a failure. They could make a plausible case. The rulers of the Arab world had refused to make any moves to assist him until the Israelis withdrew from the West Bank. Mr.


Avoiding Mass Hysteria
Elizabeth A. Ficocelli
Renewal and Renovation
Thomas R. Slon
One Bread, One Body?
Christopher J. Ruddy

Intercommunion and Premarital Sex

Books and Culture

Downhill Since Victoria
Peter Heinegg

Though the mostly unheralded centennial of Queen Victoria’s death has now drawn to a close, it is pleasant to see various aspects of her

One Ground
Terry Walsh

To what extent would it be meaningful, or even coherent, to think of the moods and experiences of a human lifeits solitude, fears, suffer

Poor Poor Clare
Franco Mormando

Dava Sobel’s 1999 bestseller, Galileo’s Dau

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Whisper of Truth

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus
South Bronx Funeral

Mark Redmond

Men of the Cloth

Thomas J. McCarthy

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Patricia A. Kossmann


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