The National Catholic Review

October 6, 2003

Vol. 189 No. 10Whole No. 4624

Editorials

A Pope for the World

Pope John Paul II’s trip to Great Britain in late May 1982 was such a smashing success that The London Times said if there were such a title as First Citizen of the World, John Paul would win it.

Articles

John Paul's Quarter-Century
John Thavis

As Pope John Paul II celebrates 25 years in office, the world is taking stock of a pontificate that has helped shape political events, set new directions for the Catholic Church and offered spiritu

A Light for the World
Mary Ann Walsh

As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the pontificate of John Paul II, the U.S.

Books and Culture

Books
Lady With a Cause
Pam Kingsbury
Dorothy Height thinks of her life as a unity of circles. Some are concentric, others overlap, but they all connect in some way.
Books
St. Patrick Kavanagh?
Richard Haslam
While W. B.
Books
A Prodigious Intellectual Effort
Luke Timothy Johnson
Robert Wilken states his book’s purpose in the introduction: to depict the pattern of Christian thinking as it took shape in the formativ
Portfolio
Twenty-five Years as Pope
The Editors
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the election of John Paul II, we figured that if a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the only way t

Columns and Departments

The Word
Choose Life!
Dianne Bergant
Columns
Swimming Upstream
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Letters
Letters
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