The National Catholic Review

September 16, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 7Whole No. 4580


A Pre-emptive War?

For months Washington and the world have been debating the Bush administration’s professed desire to carry out a pre-emptive war against Iraq.


Forgive and Forget?
Mona H. Villarrubia
Ain't I a Fool?
Charles Christopher

Books and Culture

From Seal to Public Servant
Ron Hansen
In this disarmingly honest and haunting memoir, the former governor of Nebraska and United States senator Bob Kerrey tells the story of h
Whose Divine Right?
John F. Kavanaugh
What more appropriate time than this year of bombings, retaliations, wars and rumors of war to investigate the meaning and practice of te
A Qualified Victory
Tom OBrien
As James M. McPherson notes at the opening of his new book, Sept. 17, not Sept. 11, was the worst day in American history—Sept.

Columns and Departments

The Word
No Fair!
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Where Is God in the Clergy Abuse Crisis?
Carol A. Mitchell
On Being a Patriot
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John Predmore
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