The National Catholic Review

May 13, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 16Whole No. 4569

Editorials

A Meditation for Pentecost

Christ promised that the underworld would never overpower his church, but he did not say this community of his followers would be immune from troubles. Nor has it been.

Articles

Empty Pews and Empty Altars
D. Paul Sullins

Many Catholics believe that unless the priesthood is opened up to women or married men, the church will soon lack enough priests to provide Mass.

Farewell to the Club
Michael L. Papesh

Welcome to the club! The bishop in a Midwestern diocese offered these words of greeting as he exchanged the sign of peace with each new priest during the ordination ceremony. The year was 1965.

Books and Culture

Books
A Friar's Journey to the East
Franco Mormando
This new edition of the fascinating account by a medieval Franciscan friar, Odoric of Pordenone, of his journeys through the Middle and F
Books
God's Architect
José I. Badenes
Cities often express their unique character through the particular buildings with which they are associated.
Books
All the Wrong Reasons
R. Bentley Anderson
When democracies like the United States go to war, it is up to the leaders of these duly elected governments to protect the life, liberty

Columns and Departments

The Word
Born of the Holy Spirit
John R. Donahue
Columns
Are You Somebody's Mother?
Lorraine V. Murray
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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