The National Catholic Review

December 23, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 21Whole No. 4594


Light in the Darkness

The Christmas celebration in Bethlehem will be muted this year. Few pilgrims are expected.


Living Stones of the Holy Land
Drew Christiansen

Beatitude, the al-Aqsa intifada has gone on now for more than two years. In September you declared it has been “a catastrophe” for the Palestinian people.

Books and Culture

All in the Family
John B. Breslin
Sebastian Barry first made his mark as a writer with The Steward of Christendom, a play about his grandfather, who rose from the
Depicting Mother and Son
Terrence E. Dempsey
The exhibition “Icons or Portraits?

Columns and Departments

The Word
Amazing Tales
Dianne Bergant
The Word
More Light, Please
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Return to Family Values
Dianne Bergant
An S.U.V. on Steroids
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Shadow of the Father
Paul Mariani
Our readers