The National Catholic Review

September 30, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 9Whole No. 4582

Editorials

The First Teachers Rights

Debbie Lannaman and her 8-year-old daughter, Chelsea, live in Harlem, a legendary New York City neighborhood with 10 public elementary schools. To each of these schools Ms. Lannaman gives an F.

Articles

Seminary Visitation
Donald W. Wuerl

The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People endorsed by the bishops at the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Dallas on June 13-15 includes a pl

The Troubles' at Holy Cross
Ray Hearn

It was all very different a year ago.

Yes, Gay Men Should Be Ordained
Thomas J. Gumbleton

One major fallout of the current crisis of leadership in the Catholic Church is the scapegoating of homosexual priests and seminarians.

Ordination and Same Sex Attraction
Andrew R. Baker

Every bishop possesses the sacred duty of discerning the suitability of candidates for holy orders. St.

Working With Prisoners
George M. Anderson

Walking up Willis Avenue, one of the more desolate thoroughfares of the South Bronx, I was on my way to interview Simone Ponnet of the Little Sisters of the Gospel, who is the executive director of

Books and Culture

Books
Rooted in Place
Stephen Bede Scharper
Though often labeled a modern-day Thoreau, Wendell Berry is perhaps more akin to a biblical prophet, a lone voice crying, not in the wild
Books
Are Things Different Now?
Andrew M. Greeley
When we were in the seminary, our economics professor, Ed Roche (God be good to him!) told us one day that his classmates were getting ol
Books
Squaring Practice With Belief?
Scott Appleby
By this point in his illustrious career Garry Wills, the most celebrated Catholic intellectual in the United States, must find it increas

Columns and Departments

The Word
Love's Labor Lost
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Clerical Culture Both Beauty and Beast
Emil A. Wcela
Columns
Betting on Dreams
Lorraine V. Murray
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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