The National Catholic Review

October 7, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 10Whole No. 4583

Editorials

Hope, Not Optimism

It takes great courage to speak candidly in the midst of a crisis. To speak serenely when surrounded by mayhem requires wisdom and tact.

Articles

When to Forgive
Avery Dulles

In his contribution to a recent volume on forgiveness, edited by Everett L.

Hiding in the Thickets of the Law'
The Rev. John P. Beal

In the heat of a Dallas summer and the even more intense heat of national and international media scrutiny, the U.S.

Anniversary Thoughts
Gerald S. Twomey

When he was elected in 1958, the 78-year-old Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli appeared to be a “transitional pope.” He did in fact become transitional—in unexpected ways.

Goodbye, Democrats
John F. Kavanaugh

Why do media moguls think we are interested in Ashleigh Banfield? Why do they believe that we couldn’t wait to be afflicted with Phil Donahue again?

Books and Culture

Books
Keep the Faith
William A. Barry
This is an important book. Christopher Ringwald makes strikingly clear that spirituality is the “soul of recovery” from addiction.
Books
Get Connected
John Predmore
Singing to the Dead recounts the experiences of Victoria Armour-Hileman, a Catholic lay missioner from the United States, among
Books
Monks' Missives
Richard J. Hauser
Survival or Prophecy? is the right book for Merton devotees seeking greater insight into Merton’s thoughts about monastic renewa

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Shall I Wear?
John R. Donahue
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
Our readers