The National Catholic Review

August 18, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 4Whole No. 4618


Public Schools and the Pledge of Allegiance

In June 2002 the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in California, rocked the nation with a broad ruling against the constitutionality of including “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance. Last February, however, the same court rewrote and greatly narrowed its decision.


O Happy Day!
Christopher Pramuk
Justice, Law and War
Phillip J. Brown
Apocalypse When?
David E. Nantais, Michael Simone

Books and Culture

Freedom vs. Totalitarianism
John T. McGreevy
Why is there so little organized liberal opposition to the war?
Together in Spirit
Emilie Griffin
I came to this book with certain interior conflicts of my own. I wound up loving the book, and listening to my own heart better.
In Their Own Image
John B. Breslin
Margaret Atwood’s last novel, The Blind Assassin, won the millennial Booker Prize, for most writers a once-in-a-lifetime award,

Columns and Departments

The Word
To Whom Shall We Go?
Dianne Bergant
The Word
The Power of Words
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
He Who Has Eyes
Jens Söring
No Questions, Please
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Divine Comedy
Tracy Alig Dowling
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