The National Catholic Review

January 6, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 1Whole No. 4595


The Old Year and the New

Even in a nation that is for the moment the richest and most powerful on earth there are many who must be glad to see the year 2002 go.


Is 'Church of the Poor' Just Rhetoric?
Denis Murphy

With Cardinal Jaime Sin sick and plans in the works to divide the present archdiocese into six smaller dioceses, church affairs in Manila, Philippines, are at a standstill.

Five Moral Crises
John F. Kavanaugh

Just as a daily examination of conscience reviews the past 24 hours and, at the same time, illuminates the next, so also a moral review of the past year reveals the challenges of the next.

With Her People
Michael E. Engh

Life in the barrio changed me as a Jesuit.

A New Apostolic Era in Vietnam
George M. Anderson

After nine years in Communist prisons and labor camps in Vietnam, Joseph Nguyen Doan emerged with his faith not only intact but deepened, and with a determination to continue serving his people in

House of God
Terrence Murray

Driving on the A1 expressway to Charles de Gaulle Airport, one sees, gradually emerging, the town of St. Denis with its rows of low-income housing. Until recently St.

Books and Culture

The Divine Shines Through
Joseph J. Feeney
The title is brave: God and the Imagination.
Know the Problem, Need the Cure
Donald P. Kommers
The 20th century gave birth to an age of human rights.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Did You Call?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Through the Waters to New Life
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
The Delight of Sunday
Robert A. Senser
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
What, then?
Kelly Cherry
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