The National Catholic Review

February 2, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 3Whole No. 4638


Restoring Trust

The publication of the first annual report on the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was a first step in the long and demanding journey necessary to restore confidence in the bishops’ moral authority, after the searing revelations of the way in

Books and Culture

The Essence of Belief
Paul J. Fitzgerald

The principal question this book addresses is hardly ever voiced in these words: What do I have to believe in order to be Catholic?

Weighing In
Thomas P. Rausch

Margaret O’Brien Steinfels has pointed out that the sexual abuse scandal so troubling the Catholic Church is more than a crisis about sex

The Call of the King
Richard Leonard

Whether we love or hate the “Lord of the Rings” films, we have to admire them: they are a monumental cinematic achievement.

Columns and Departments

The Word

Dianne Bergant

Free Trade's Losers

Terry Golway

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

James Martin, SJ


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