The National Catholic Review

February 17, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 5Whole No. 4599

Editorials

Ever-Rising Hunger and Homelessness

Casting a dark look over the past year, and an even darker look at what lies ahead, the U.S. mayors’ annual Status Report on Hunger and Homelessness predicts a rise in both throughout the country—an increase that, sadly, is already well under way.

Articles

Catholic Women Deacons
Phyllis Zagano
No to War
John F. Kavanaugh
Justice and Equality
Robert F. Drinan

Books and Culture

Books
A World Away
Tom Deignan

Alice McDermott’s fiction (like William Kennedy’s) is to be praised, if for no other reason than that it transcends the tradition of Iris

Books
Not Dead Yet
J. Peter Nixon

A few years ago, the Episcopal bishop of Newark, John Shelby Spong, penned a book entitled Why Christianity Must Change or Die.

Books
A Sacred Trek
Olga Bonfiglio

For an on-the-ground feel for the Holy Land and the high stakes it holds for the world’s three great religions, Judaism, Christianity and

Film
A Liturgy of the Hours
Richard A. Blake

‘Is there any place on campus where they recite the Liturgy of the Hours?” The two undergraduates who popped into the sacristy after one

Television
Reality and Morality
James Martin, SJ

Each day The New York Times, like most newspapers, publishes a television listing that includes a rundown of the day’s movies.

Columns and Departments

The Word
No Problem!

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
Loving the Lady in the Mirror

Lorraine V. Murray

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson

Letters
Letters

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