The National Catholic Review

October 14, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 11Whole No. 4584


Crisis in Housing

With rents soaring, low-income renters face harsher struggles in their efforts to find a place to live.


The Abuse of Power
Edward Foley, Don Shan

Given the stories of sexual abuse that assault us from every direction, it is possible that any public discussion of liturgy could be dismissed either as frivolous diversion or highly ideological s

Another Generation Gap
Thomas P. Rausch

Are the concerns of Catholic theologians changing? It seems so.

Books and Culture

Out of This World
Mary E. Giles
This book blends several stories into a rich tapestry.
Half a Look at Our Cultural Predicament
Edward Curtin
Deviance, by definition, presupposes a society’s way of life bounded by norms and values that justify institutions and induce people to e
She Said, She Said
John W. OMalley
If you are interested in the Vatican and its workings, you will find this a good read.
Moving Ahead in Unity
Paul Wilkes
When The Changing Face of the Priesthood was published two years ago, it created a virtual firestorm in the church. The Rev.
Rock-Solid American
Timothy Dugan
The following expropriation of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself appears in The Partly Cloudy Patriot, a collection of 19 reflective, often witty essays by Sara Vowell, author, radio artist, editor, literary critic, presidential essayist and self-admitted Clinton apologist: “The best description of you [President Clinton] I’ve ever read was published in 1855: Do I contradict myself?
The Coolest Edwardian
Peter Heinegg
Well, he was also a late Victorian (born in 1872).

Columns and Departments

The Word
Tax Time in Autumn
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
James Rucquoi
How Will I Be Remembered?
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
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