The National Catholic Review

April 7, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 12Whole No. 4606

Editorials

Medicaid Cuts

Medicare, the health insurance program for Americans over 65, is getting much attention these days, because of the president’s much-contested plan to provide prescription benefits for low-income seniors.

Articles

A Looming Crisis of Faith
Francis A. Quinn
Novenas
Dianne Bergant
Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
Relics
Melanie McDonagh
Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
Scheidler v. NOW
Richard P. Caro
The Supreme Court and Public Protest

Books and Culture

Books
Still in Formation
Peter R. Beckman
Ross Terrill’s argument goes something like this: China is not a modern state.
Books
An Amazing Discovery
Daniel J. Harrington
Around Jesus’ time, roughly from 20 B.C. to A.D. 70, Jews, especially in Jerusalem, developed the practice of a two-stage burial.
Books
A Life Devastated
Roy Thomas
Lest anyone forget, a war is still being fought in Afghanistan.
Books
From Inside to Out
Paul Wilkes
Those of us who knew Paul Dinter as the Catholic chaplain at Columbia University in the 1970’s and 80’s were presented with a personable,

Columns and Departments

The Word
Still Our Hero
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters
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