The National Catholic Review

August 26, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 5Whole No. 4578


Haitians in Detention

Ever since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, immigrants seeking to enter the United States have faced higher hurdles.


Social Security and Social Justice
Edward M. Welch

Recent moves by many to privatize social security view the Social Security system as a savings and investment plan for middle-income workers.

When the Pastor Is Removed
Barry R. Strong

On the Fourth Sunday of Easter, I replaced my pastor as administrator of the parish of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Raleigh.

The Church in Northeast Brazil
Rita M. Murphy

The people of Natal, Brazil played a crucial part in major developments in the Brazilian church.

On Closing Doors
Robert P. Maloney

Patrick Kavanagh, the Irish poet, once wrote:

The Church and the Media
Eileen Wirth

Even though the U.S. bishops have adopted reforms to try to end the clerical scandals, do not expect any letup in the media’s focus on the church.

Books and Culture

The Way We Were
Christopher W. Franz
A school, particularly a Jesuit school, is a family—a community of brothers and sisters who share a common name as alumni, a common ances
And Now for Something Completely Different
Peter Heinegg
“Once a reasonable number of our germ cells have been given a chance to impart their DNA to the next generation,” U.C.L.A.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Costly Grace
John R. Donahue
The Word
Tough Love
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Going Home From Prison
John Stahlman
Dangerous Sentiments?
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Driving to South Lake
Barry Ballard
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