The National Catholic Review

March 15, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 9Whole No. 4644


Fraternal Correction

The National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Young People is to be commended for its candid and balanced report.


Election Year Economies
John F. Kavanaugh

Although it has been irritating at times to have to listen to Dennis Kucinich and Al Sharpton in the Democratic nomination debates, I will miss them if they withdraw from the race.

A Movie, a Mystic, a Spiritual Tradition
John W. OMalley

In devout Catholic circles 50 years ago, Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824), a German mystic and stigmatic, was a well-known and revered figure.

Presiding at the Liturgy of the Eucharist
Keith F. Pecklers

By the 16th century, the priest had become such a predominant figure in the celebration of Mass that several bishops at the Council of Trent (1545-63) went on record with a startling proposal.

Books and Culture

Apply Your Whole Self
Daniel J. Harrington
Johannes Albrecht Bengel (1687-1752), the scholar generally regarded as the founder of New Testament textual criticism, had a wonderful L
Applying the Traditioning Process
Lawrence Boadt
Walter Brueggemann has written over two dozen books on nearly every section of the Hebrew Bible.
Mel O'Drama
Richard A. Blake
Why am I writing this? More to the point, why are you reading it? The answer is simple.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
The Abuse Scandal: What Did I Miss?
Emil A. Wcela
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
John W. Donohue
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