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.


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

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
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George M. Anderson
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