The National Catholic Review

August 18, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 4Whole No. 4618

Editorials

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 A

Articles

O Happy Day!
Christopher Pramuk
I sit with Shakespeare and he winces not....
Justice, Law and War
Phillip J. Brown

For centuries Christians have quarreled about the relationship between law and Gospel.

Catholics and Protestants in Brazil
Maria Celi Scalon

The Vatican and the Latin American bishops have expressed great concern for but little sophisticated understanding of the success of Protestant denominations in Latin America.

Apocalypse When?
David E. Nantais

Our world is in turmoil. There is fighting in the Middle East, an outbreak of a strange new disease in East Asia, natural disasters and economic woes in the world’s richest country.

Books and Culture

Books
Freedom vs. Totalitarianism
John T. McGreevy
Why is there so little organized liberal opposition to the war?
Books
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.
Books
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
Columns
No Questions, Please
Terry Golway
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Poem
Divine Comedy
Tracy Alig Dowling
Letters
Letters
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