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


Ice Cream in the Abbey
Willard F. Jabusch

To say merely that it was “inappropriate” would be a gross understatement.

Church, State and the Faith-Based Initiative
Thomas E. Buckley

Shortly after his inauguration in January 2001, President George W.

Practicing the Faith
John F. Kavanaugh

Something that was unimaginable 10 or 20 years ago has been happening in the philosophy department of Saint Louis University.

What Is Apostolic Spirituality?
Brian O. McDermott

The fundamental imperatives of the Christian vocation are two in number: love God with all your heart and mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.

Books and Culture

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.
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
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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