The National Catholic Review

March 17, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 9Whole No. 4603

Editorials

Xenophobia and the Warrior Ethos

“Sneering and snobbery,” the philosopher Mary Midgeley has written, won dominance for linguistic analysis and existentialism in 20th-century philosophy. Although an overstatement, her comment hits the mark about philosophical fashions. It points to a desperate ploy in the war of ideas.

Articles

A Fundamental Gap
Timothy Matovina
The Miraculous Medal
Robert P. Maloney
Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
The Liturgy of the Hours
Elizabeth Collier
Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions

Books and Culture

Culture
The Word Flourishes
Daniel J. Harrington
The clergy sexual abuse scandal has left us stunned and confused. But crisis in the church is not a new phenomenon.
Books
Inundation or Interpretation?
Richard J. Clifford
Chapters 6 through 8 of the Book of Genesis tell how God, in response to human wickedness, sent a flood to wipe out the human race, spari

Columns and Departments

The Word
Words of Eternal Life
Diane Bergant
Faith in Focus
Friendship Is a Prayer
Greg Kandra
Columns
Marching, But Not to Their Drummer
Eli Rodgers-Melnick
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ