The National Catholic Review

May 20, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 17Whole No. 4570


Neglected Diseases

The World Health Organization has reported that every year, 14 million people die of treatable infectious diseases. Most of these deaths occur in the developing world, and most have one primary causelack of the drugs needed to cure these illnesses, which are common to the poorest nations.


Books and Culture

Theology cum Fiction
Kathleen Feeley

Although she died at age 39, the Catholic writer Flannery O’Connor left a literary legacy that secures her place as a major figure in 20t

Another Way of Seeing
John A. Coleman

This is the first book I ever reviewed which I have not only read but prayed overand listened to on a CD (the book comes with a CD spoken

Mindful Monks
Richard J. Hauser

Robert King, a retired philosophy and religion professor and academic dean, discovered only late in his academic career the contemplative

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Mystery Almost Too Good to Be True

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus
Learning and Teaching

George Kearney

A Fine Little Uproar

Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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