The National Catholic Review

April 14, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 13Whole No. 4607


Rules of Engagement

‘Fog of war” is a notorious euphemism for the unanticipated consequences of armed conflict.


Common Good, Lives at Risk
Robert J. Castagna

After a decade of the greatest economic expansion in the nation’s history, state governments are drowning in tidal waves of red ink, placing safety net services, the common good and the lives of vu

You Can't Fight Fire With Bullets
Joseph G. Bock

After I graduated from high school, I became a professional firefighter in Kansas City, Mo.

Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions
James Martin, SJ

This series focuses on the world of devotions in the life of contemporary believers.

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Brian E. Daley

In the current practice of the Catholic Church in the United States, people are free to receive Communion either in the open hand or on the tongue.

A Pro-Choice War
John F. Kavanaugh

By the time this column appears, the war in Iraq may be, for the time being, over. But as I write, we are in the thick of it.

Books and Culture

Faith as Wellness Technique?
Brian Volck
Not long ago, I heard several chaplains of a major U.S.
Adolescent Mariner
Gerald T. Cobb
Yann Martel won Britain’s most prestigious literary award, the Man Booker Prize, for Life of Pi, a book that reinvents the lost-
Sir Chameleon
Richard A. Blake
In 1970, at the age of 56, Alec Guinness, by then one of the best-known character actors in the world, sat for a formal portrait.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Offer It Up? Right!
Mary Sherry
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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