The National Catholic Review

March 1, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 7Whole No. 4642


Debates and Divisions

The manner in which Catholics participate in the debate about marriage is as important as its outcome.


Don't Kill My Killer
George M. Anderson

’I couldn’t find anyone else to go—it was too close to Christmas.” But the matter was urgent: a death row prisoner was to be executed in two weeks, and he was asking for spiritual guidance.

Religious Decline in Europe?
Andrew M. Greeley

Man bites dog is news. So is the decline of religion. Dog bites man is continuity. So too the persistence of religion. That’s not news.

An Imbalance of Power
Cesar Ferrari

Last September, the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization in Cancún, Mexico, failed.

Good Liturgy: The Assembly
Robert D. Duggan

Introduction by James Martin, associate editor of America.

Books and Culture

Mystic Madness
W. W. Meissner
Gerald G. May’s name will be familiar to many readers from his previous writings on spiritual matters.
United With Christ
Robert Durback
This carefully crafted selection of readings from 40 works by Henri Nouwen walks the reader through the seasons of the liturgical year.
From Here to Serenity
Doris Donnelly
Paula Huston has much in common with Kathleen Norris and Henri Nouwen, two major stars in the constellation of contemporary writers on th

Columns and Departments

The Word
You'll Never Believe What I Saw!
Dianne Bergant
Unsportsmanlike Conduct
Terry Golway
Mortal Flesh
Valerie Schultz
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Joseph A. O'Hare
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