The National Catholic Review

July 1, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 1Whole No. 4574


Returning From Dallas

The charter approved by the bishops at their spring meeting in Dallas on June 13-15 provides for zero tolerance: No priest who has abused a minor in the past, present or future will be allowed to a


The Strengths of Priests Today
John R. Quinn

Since I became a bishop 32 years ago, I have seen and worked with priests all over the United States. I have been a bishop in a rural diocese and in an urban diocese.

Vocation Education
James VanOosting

One can distinguish between two radically different approaches to making life choicesthe professional and the vocational. The professional approach is so familiar as to be a cultural commonplace.

Books and Culture

Dramatic Dominican
Michael V. Tueth
In the course of 50 years in and out of the theatrical spotlight, Vincent Harke, the Dominican priest who founded the renowned Department
Nothing More Than a Feeling
Ron Hansen
In his 40th year, Chris Offutt took his wife and two sons home to the hills of eastern Kentucky so he could teach creative writing at Mor
They Tell the Story
Nancy Hawkins
Over the years, many theological texts have brought fresh insights to the well- known story of the sisters from Bethany named Mary and Ma

Columns and Departments

The Word
Down on the Farm
John R. Donahue
The Word
After the Parade
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
God in the Tangled Sheets
Valerie Schultz
The Ghost Walks
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue
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