The National Catholic Review

May 26, 2003

Vol. 188 No. 18Whole No. 4612


Roadblocks for the Road Map

With the end of hostilities in Iraq, the Bush administration, along with the other three members of “the Quartet”—Russia, the European Union and the United Nations—has released its “road map” for p


I Learned My Prayers in Basque
Begona Echeverria

When I was growing up, my nightly ritual was probably just like that of other kids in my C.C.D. class.

The Jesuits of Baghdad: 1932-69
Joseph MacDonnell

My first encounter with Iraqis occurred in 1955, when I taught physics and mathematics at the Jesuit secondary school, Baghdad College.

The Classroom as Holy Ground
Kevin O'Brien

Every semester begins the same way. I walk to the door of the classroom and catch my breath. Like an actor walking on stage, the nervousness of a teacher on the first day—or any day—is natural.

Books and Culture

Tensions in Balance
Doris Donnelly
By any yardstick, Contemplatives in Action: The Jesuit Way surpasses all expectations.
Unconscious Theologian
Kathleen Feeley
Flannery O’Connor downplayed the deep spirituality that infused her life and her works.
Spectacleand Silence
Rachelle Linner
Rosemary Mahoney is a good traveler and a good writerinterested, interesting and strikingly unconventional in her perceptions.

Columns and Departments

The Word
In Between, but Not Alone!
Dianne Bergant
The Word
What's Gotten Into You?
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Standing for the Unborn
Published by the Office of Social, International Ministries of the Jesuit Conference
A Statement of the Society of Jesus in the United States on Abortion
A Job Named Slop
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
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