The National Catholic Review

May 19, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 17Whole No. 4611


Welfare's Unfair Work Requirement

Heavier burdens are in store for single mothers who currently receive Temporary Aid to Needy Families—if the administration and the House of Representatives have their way in the re-authorization o


Substance Abuse: The Feminine Mystique
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Despite promising statistics indicating recent declines in youth substance use, more than a quarter of high school girls currently smoke cigarettes and binge drink, almost half drink alcohol regula

A Campaign to Divide the Church in the Holy Land
Drew Christiansen

In Rome and Jerusalem, proposals have been made to divide the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and to establish alongside it a church jurisdiction for Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel.

Justice in Executive Compensation
Edward M. Welch

There is a growing consensus that the top executives of our corporations appear to be overly compensated and that something needs to be done about this.

Unjust War, Good Outcomes
John F. Kavanaugh

It was unjust to go to war in Iraq. There was no imminent threat; there was no proper authority; and it was not a last resort. No, I am not going to keep quiet because we won.

Books and Culture

A Sacerdotal Bildungsroman
Peter Heinegg
The great bulk of Thomas Keneally’s 30-some books have been fiction, but he’s at his best when dealing with facts, as in his splendid nov
A Voice for the Voiceless
Doris Donnelly
Not very long ago, the only people who knew about Megan McKenna were those who heard her lecture in college courses or who were present a
Tested to His Limit
Ed Block
A quaintly phrased prologue seeks a “most gracious and deliberate” reader’s trust.
John Adams's Oratorio El Nio
James S. Torrens
“El Niño,” the winter child that blows up a storm, is also the name of an oratorio by the modern composer John Adams.

Columns and Departments

The Word
What's Love Got to Do With It?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
Just Where Did Jesus Go?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
The Sign of the Cross
Robert P. Maloney
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Spring Tonic
Dorothy Ryan
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