The National Catholic Review

November 11, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 15Whole No. 4588


Ordaining Gay Men

In the wake of the sexual abuse scandals and numerous reports of priests abusing boys and adolescent males, some Catholics have expressed grave concerns over the ordination to the priesthood of gay men.


What Is Apostolic Spirituality?
Brian O. McDermott
Ice Cream in the Abbey
Willard F. Jabusch
Practicing the Faith
John F. Kavanaugh

Books and Culture

A Quest of His Own
Gerald T. Cobb

In his new novel, Umberto Eco, semiotics professor and the author of a number of essays and novels, offers a stylistic tour-de-force set

In Need of Absolutes
Tom Beaudoin

In The New Faithful, Colleen Carroll, a young journalist from St.

From Left to Right?
Constance M. McGovern

Feeling totally alone and undone by a lack of support within the Bush administration, and just one week after Bush had nominated her as S

One Weird Country
Peter Heinegg

Back in the 1960’s some angry radicals liked to call their country Amerika, the k vaguely hinting that the land of the free and th

Stretch the Envelope, Please
Katarina M. Schuth

This book, like Richard Schoenherr’s Full Pews and Empty Altars (1993), will be controversial.

The New Fall Shows
James Martin, SJ

Here’s a question about the shows that have debuted during the past few weeks: What’s with all the cop/detective/law/forensics shows thes

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Parousia Is Not for Wimps

John R. Donahue

Faith in Focus

Gerald Kamens

Ordinary Life Had Ceased

Julie A. Collins

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson


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