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.


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

Books and Culture

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
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

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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