The National Catholic Review

March 10, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 8Whole No. 4602


Immigrants From Mexico

From being a country that once welcomed immigrants, the United States has become a nation that has raised higher and higher barriers against them.


Priscilla and Aquila Set Out Again
Robert P. Maloney

We who live today in a notably hierarchical church do not always find it easy to appreciate the important role of lay people in the early church, especially of women, even though we have heard abou

Wahhabism and Jihad
Patrick Lang

Since the heinous attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon on Sept.

Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
James Martin, SJ

A surprising number of studies suggest that the appeal of traditional devotions among younger Catholics is on the rise.

The Angelus
Emilie Griffin

My first memory of hearing the Angelus prayed was on a hillside in Mexico. We were in a country place not far from Puebla.

First Fridays
Ron Hansen

A few years ago the late Lou Bannan, S.J. was presiding at the noontime Mass on a first Friday of the month at Santa Clara University.

The Stations of the Cross
Therese J. Borchard

Jan. 12, 1995 is etched permanently in my memory.

Books and Culture

Wandering Between Two (Twenty?) Worlds
Peter Heinegg
In Stanzas From the Grande Chartreuse (1855) Matthew Arnold famously agonized over being caught between two conflicting worlds: a
Power for Power's Sake?
Jim Sawyer
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 signaled the end of the policy of containment that had guided American foreign policy during the cold
Hooray for Whom?
Tom O
If history is bunk, any history of the Oscars is full of it.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Do You Promise?
Dianne Bergant
Just a Little Fun?
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Simon Peter
John Poch
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