The National Catholic Review

March 3, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 7Whole No. 4601


AIDS Victims in Africa

The welcome surprise in President Bush’s State of the Union address was his proposal for an Emergency Plan for Aids Relief.


Wholesomeness, Holiness and Hairspray
M. Cathleen Kaveny

The Catholic Medical Association has urged U.S. bishops to screen out undesirable candidates for the priesthood, among whom they include homosexuals.

An Exchange of Gifts
Drew Christiansen

Almost 18 years ago I sat on the terrace of a Berkeley coffee bar waiting to meet John Howard Yoder, the well-known Mennonite theologian and ethicist.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Christopher J. Ruddy

Seventy-two times a minute. 4,320 times an hour. 103,680 times a day. Almost 38 million times a year. Over 2.6 billion times in the course of an average life.

The Rosary
Sally Cunneen

The rosary is the oldest and most popular of all private Catholic devotions, and one that has been strongly promoted by the church since the 15th century.

Holy Water
Ann Wroe

I have never felt the attachment I should to the daily prayers of the church.

Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
James Martin, SJ

A surprising number of recent books and studies have suggested that young American Catholics are more likely than their immediate elders to gravitate toward traditional devotions.

Books and Culture

A Universal Call
Doris Donnelly
John Haughey’s métier is giving new life to moribund theological terms or those worn threadbare by overuse.
Our Earliest Feminists?
Carol K. Coburn
After completing a story on the Catholic nuns’ pension fund in 1986, and being intrigued by the lives and contributions of American Catho
A Gospel for Living
Emilie Griffin
Brennan Manning describes himself as a vagabond evangelist.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Take Your Places, Please!
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Sweet' Sacramental Moments
Lorraine V. Murray
Faith in Focus
The Marriage Promise
Ted Furlow
Equal, or Fair?
Ellen Rufft
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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