The National Catholic Review

March 24, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 10Whole No. 4604


War and the Economy

The economy continues to slump, and business commentators point to fears of war as the cause of depressed stock prices and lower consumer confidence.


Christ and/or Aquarius?
Thomas Ryan

A document entitled Jesus Christ, the Bearer of the Water of Life: A Christian Reflection on the “New Age” was jointly released by four Vatican offices on Feb.

Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
James Martin, SJ

Traditional devotions can provoke a wide variety of reactions among contemporary Catholics. For many, the devotional life discovered during childhood has never lost its appeal.

William Griffin

By the time of Gregory the Great (died 604), the Litany of Saints, first of the great Latin litanies, was a full-blown, dress-up affair. Best vestments and all of that. Copes and chasubles.

Kevin White

Among the gifts I received upon my ordination to the priesthood, one that has proven unexpectedly valuable is the Book of Blessings. Its prayers bring to bear on all moments of life the wi

Whither the Just War?
Drew Christiansen

It was a bold move. With numerous Vatican officials and Pope John Paul II himself vigorously voicing criticism of a possible war with Iraq, the U.S.

Books and Culture

Excavating Plato
Gerald T. Cobb
The comedian Steve Martin once quipped that the problem with studying philosophy in college is that later in life one always remembers ju
What London Fog?
Kristin Shrader-Frechette
If you like mysteries, read this book. Even if you don’t like mysteries, read itbecause it may save your life.
While Warsaw Burns
Richard A. Blake
Imagine one of those unspeakably beautiful September mornings in New York, with sunlight shouldering its way across the East River, nudgi

Columns and Departments

The Word
How Do I Love Thee?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
A Fly on the Wall at America
David D. Myers
The Desire for an American Empire
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Dennis M. Linehan
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