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.


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

The Concordat of 1933 was ambiguous in its day and remains so.

Sex. War.
John F. Kavanaugh
Personal, Private Views
Charles R. Gallagher

A newly discovered report from 1938 reveals Cardinal Pacelli's anti-Nazi stance.

Nourishing the Spirit
Evelyn Eaton Whitehead

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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