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


Do We Need a New(er) Apologetics?
Richard R. Gaillardetz

Apologetics has enjoyed renewed interest among Catholics of North America in the past 25 years.

John Paul II and The Mystery of The Human Person
Avery Dulles

As the literary output of Pope John Paul II has accumulated, expanding almost beyond the assimilative powers of any one reader, and as he celebrates the silver jubilee of his pontificate, I have be

Books and Culture

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 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?
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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