The National Catholic Review

January 19, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 2Whole No. 4637


Respecting International Law

The founding fathers took international law very seriously. In the U.S.


Election Year Tug of War
John F. Kavanaugh

I was hoping to publish a New York Times best seller this year, but now I’m too late to get it out in time for the presidential campaign.

The Council's Call
Nathan D. Mitchell

A person’s first or last words are often the stuff of legend, and because their art makes speech memorable, poets seem especially sensitive to overtures and finales.

Environmental Justice: A Catholic Voice
Walter E. Grazer

A new and distinctively Catholic voice on environmental issues has evolved over the last decade.

Books and Culture

Trouble at Sea
Kevin F. Burke
“It is obvious that the ecclesiastical ministry in today’s church is in crisis: the barque of Peter is in trouble at sea.”
Love in the Aftermath
Kelly Cherry
Most of the time we think of the novel as a temporal art form.

Columns and Departments

The Word
The Word of the Lord
Dianne Bergant
The Word
I Love You; Now Change
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
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