The National Catholic Review

October 21, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 12Whole No. 4585

Editorials

Senators, Judges and Ideologies

The delegates to the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 that drafted the U.S. Constitution had no liking for popular democracy—what the more blunt called “mob rule.” They were reacting against radicals who had taken over the government of Rhode Island and canceled debts.

Articles

Transforming Love
Anonymous
Theology's Sacred Obligation
Philip A. Cunningham
Covenant and Mission
Avery Dulles
A New Chapter
Fred J. Naffziger

Books and Culture

Books
Why?
Nancy Hawkins
The topic of suffering is never far from the lips of theologians or those who take seriously their relationship with their God.
Books
You Still Can't Get There From Here
Peter Heinegg
Right beneath the title, the jacket of The Whore’s Child displays a bare black cross; and we soon discover why.
Books
An Gorta Mr': The Great Hunger
Tom Deignan
In recent years, several states have passed laws mandating that the Irish Famine of the 1840’s be taught in public schools, alongside Afr

Columns and Departments

The Word
Back to Basics
John R. Donahue
The Word
Still Marching In
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
A Mother's Divine Office
Deirdre Cornell
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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