The National Catholic Review

October 28, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 13Whole No. 4586


Design for Disaster

Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president, was a military strategist who believed in the exercise of arms to advance U.S. interests.


Some Basics About Celibacy
John W. OMalley

Before this year many American Catholics probably had never heard of, surely had never used the word celibacy.

The Potential of a Plenary Council
Philip J. Murnion

Eight bishops recently sent a proposal to the administrative committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for the convening of a plenary council of the bishops of the United States.

Blessed John's Call
Bernard R. Bonnot

On Sept. 11 we remembered the hole blasted in our world a year ago. On Oct. 11 we remembered the trumpet blast with which Blessed Pope John XXIII opened the Second Vatican Council 40 years ago.

The Aftermath
Thomas P. Sweetser

In the first century, Peter had a dream in Joppa, a strange dream that encouraged him to eat prohibited food that was common and unclean. This was not kosher. Then he heard a knock at the door.

Books and Culture

Praying Authentically
Denise Lardner Carmody
Michael Crosby is widely appreciated for his many gifts as a lecturer and author in the area of biblical spirituality.
No One Righteous
Tom OBrien
The physicist Niels Bohr once said, The opposite of a true statement is a false statement.
Defining the Other'
Clayton Sinyai
The idea of citizenship has permeated our political atmosphere in recent years.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Job Description for Church Leaders
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
The Sandbox and the Incarnation
Michael J. Daley
The Risk of AnonymityModel of MarginalityModern-Day St. JosephBlessed Anonymity
Sister Said...
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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