The National Catholic Review

September 1, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 5Whole No. 4619


Catholic Relief Services

Faced with the suffering caused by World War 60 years ago the Catholic bishops of the United States founded the War Relief Services.


Sex. War.
John F. Kavanaugh

The day after Arnold Schwarzenegger announced to Jay Leno and the world that he was running for governor of Californiatoughest decision since getting a bikini wax in 1978Andrew Sullivan, erstwhile

Personal, Private Views
Charles R. Gallagher

Recently The New York Times writer Peter Steinfels offered a considered examination of the dynamic tension between Pope John Paul II’s moral leadership during Operation Iraqi Freedom and the exerci

Nourishing the Spirit
Evelyn Eaton Whitehead

The city of Shenzhen, an hour’s train ride from Hong Kong, was until recently a sleepy fishing village.

The Vatican Concordat With Hitler's Reich
Robert A. Krieg

Seventy years ago a fateful meeting occurred in Rome.

Teaching English as a Second Language
Yvonne Pesquera

When the bell rings on Monday evenings, the adult students in my class gather their book bags and rush out—eager to end their long day and go home.

Books and Culture

Agape, First and Foremost
Michael J. Kerlin
In the introduction to Utilitarianism (1861), John Stuart Mill remarks that ethics, unlike science, must always revert to first pr
Visionary Women
Mary E. Giles
In this admirably researched study of women’s spirituality in 16th- and 17th-century Spain, Stephen Haliczer (Distinguished Research Prof
Needed: Personal Piety
Tom Beaudoin
Many Catholics today seem content to attend Mass on Sunday, send our children to Catholic schools, and worship the gods of materialism an
Ruined Paradise
Richard A. Blake
Symbolic landscapes shift during the years.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Back to the Present
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Pay What You Can
Adele Azar-Rucquoi
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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