The National Catholic Review

March 17, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 9Whole No. 4603


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.


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

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.

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

Marching, But Not to Their Drummer

Eli Rodgers-Melnick

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ