The National Catholic Review

July 15, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 2Whole No. 4575


The Future of Vouchers

Ohio’s school voucher program survived in the Supreme Court because five justices took into account all the educational choices Ohio provided for parents, not just the voucher choice.


Another Step Forward
Thomas P. Rausch

One of the most heartening aspects of the ecumenical movement today is the growing relationship between Catholics and Evangelicals.

A New Kind of Busing
Kelly Kester-Smith

On the Friday morning just before Mother’s Day, a group of children and caretakers board a chartered bus in a South Central Los Angeles neighborhood.

Pre-empting Moral Discourse
John F. Kavanaugh

In one of his better moments last year, President Bush clearly articulated his ethical position on embryonic stem cell research, the principles and evidence his judgment was based on and a consider

Seminaries Await Vatican Visitation
James F. Gill

The communiqué released on April 24 at the close of the Vatican-U.S. summit on clergy sexual abuse contained some surprising news.

Books and Culture

John Jay Hughes
With Popes and Politics Justus Lawler has written two books.
Lies and War
John B. Breslin
I first began reading Ian McEwan when Black
Peacenik Adrift
Peter Heinegg
In 1998, just before he turned 50, Edward Gargan did what any normal Vietnam-era c.o., former Berkeley Ph.D.
Clash Conscious
Richard A. Blake
Those of us of a certain age can sympathize with poor Cecily (Reese Witherspoon), a prisoner of grammar lessons taught by the indefatigab

Columns and Departments

The Word
How Odd of God!
John R. Donahue
The Word
Finders Keepers!
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Threatened by Resurrection
Richard Broderick
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue
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