The National Catholic Review

October 7, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 10Whole No. 4583


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. To speak at all these days to the members of the National Conference of Diocesan Vocation Directors requires fortitude. Bishop Gerald F.


Hiding in the Thickets of the Law'
The Rev. John P. Beal
Anniversary Thoughts
Gerald S. Twomey
Goodbye, Democrats
John F. Kavanaugh
When to Forgive
Avery Dulles

Books and Culture

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.

Get Connected
John Predmore

Singing to the Dead recounts the experiences of Victoria Armour-Hileman, a Catholic lay missioner from the United States, among

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


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