The National Catholic Review

January 20, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 2Whole No. 4596

Editorials

Pacem in Terris 40 Years Later

Pope John Paul II’s message for this year’s World Day of Peace, Jan. 1, 2003, anticipates the 40th anniversary of Blessed Pope John XXIII’s landmark encyclical Pacem in Terris in April.

Articles

Real Prevention: Alternatives to Force
Maryann Cusimano Love

Will military force work to prevent the spread of weapons of mass destruction?

Diplomacy: Still Our First Line of Defense
Anthony C. E. Quainton

From Jan. 20, 2003. Anthony Quainton on the role of diplomacy before the Iraq War.

Books and Culture

Books
A Daring Integration
Michael Bisesi
What are public issues? What organizations are best prepared to address them? Do we have a welfare problem or a poverty problem?
Books
A Year on the Farm
Ron Hansen
Writing of his need to keep a journal, Verlyn Klinkenborg indicates in The Rural Life that he hopes it will be a conscientious rec
Books
Because the Bible Says So
Robert Monahan
As its mighty big title suggests, God and the Constitution: Christianity and American Politics attempts to address some broad issu

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Fish Story That Tops All!
Dianne Bergant
The Word
The Lord in Our Midst
Dianne Bergant
Columns
Two Flags Side by Side High Above the Altar
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Letters
Letters
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