The National Catholic Review

September 23, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 8Whole No. 4581


The Innocence Protection Act

Even death penalty proponents do not want to see innocent people executed.


Understanding Sex Before Sin
William J. OMalley

Who can tell me what I can do with my own body? The church? “Society”? The Bible? Playboy? A catechist? “Sex and the City”?

Beginning in Awe
James Martin, SJ

To explain how my experience as a parent has been a spiritual path, I have to begin seven years before my first child was born.

Starting the First San Miguel Middle School
George M. Anderson

“Recovering the founder’s charism”—this is how Lawrence Goyette, F.S.C., described the impulse that led to the opening of the first-ever San Miguel School—a middle school that began almost a decade

Rahner, Balthasar and High School Theology
Randall S. Rosenberg

Karl Rahner, S.J., (1904-84) and Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-88), are in my estimation the two most influential Catholic theologians of the 20th century.

Books and Culture

Unearthing a Fascinating History
Daniel J. Harrington
The Dead Sea scrolls have fascinated the general public for over 50 years.
Ambitious Prophet?
Franco Mormando
On Nov.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Good Son
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Let the Children Come to Me
Julie Donovan Massey
When the Short of Stature Reach for God
Daughter of Doubt
Valerie Schultz
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ