The National Catholic Review

August 12, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 4Whole No. 4577


David S. Toolan, 1935-2002

At Home in the Cosmos, the title of the last book written by David S. Toolan, S.J., can also serve to describe his life.


An Astonishing Vision
Eric Stoltz

Conceived as an instrument of military tacticians, nurtured as a way to disseminate academic papers, imagined as a vast library, touted as a new economic frontier, the Internet has confounded all w

Pakistan's Christians Face Sectarian Violence
David Pinault

This spring I was in Pakistan doing research on religious rituals among the country’s Shia Muslim population.

Hawks, Doves and Pope John Paul II
Drew Christiansen

The just war tradition is fast becoming a contested field of ideas in Catholic circles.

Visiting a Catholic Worker Farm
George M. Anderson

Houses of hospitality on the land”—this is how Dorothy Day described the Catholic Worker farms that began to spring up in the 1930’s.

Books and Culture

A Few Things Before You Go
John Omicinski
How many times have we mumbled our way through the Nicene Creed, giving not a second thought to our firm, vocalized belief in the revolut
Set Aside
Paul Wilkes
It was one of those chilling moments.
Richard A. Blake
Road to Perdition begins and ends with a young boy looking out over Lake Michigan.

Columns and Departments

The Word
A Shifting Rock
John R. Donahue
The Word
Mother Courage
John R. Donahue
Proud to Pledge
George Kearney
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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