The National Catholic Review

June 21, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 20Whole No. 4655


Christians in the World

The early Christians lived in a police state and were judged subversive if they refused to worship the Roman emperor.


Holy Communion and Unholy Politics
The Rev. John P. Beal

When Cardinal Francis Arinze, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, was asked at a press conference in Rome on April 23 whether Senator John F.

Prophecy for Justice
Raymond L. Burke

In his post-synodal apostolic exhortation Pastores Gregis (“On the Bishop, Servant of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the Hope of the World,” Oct.

Caught Between God and Caesar
Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

When God and Caesar claim controlling jurisdiction over public policy in America, public servants who are Catholic can get caught between a religious rock and a public policy hard place. I know.

Rights of Accused Priests
Avery Dulles

Since World War II, the Catholic Church has become a leading champion of the inviolable rights of individual human persons.

Artificial Feeding
John F. Kavanaugh

At a recent international congress in Rome on “Life-Sustaining Treatments and the Vegetative State,” Pope John Paul II ignited a controversy that is still smoking.

Books and Culture

Old Meets New
Russell B. Connors, Jr.
Yes. When I read, I write lots of notes in the margins.
Desert Odyssey
Robert F. Walch
The Sahara has never been a very hospitable place, least of all for interlopers from Western countries.
Balance Might With Right
Jim Sawyer
The inordinate power of the United States under George W.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Two Sides of the Coin
Dianne Bergant
The Word
The Cost of Discipleship
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
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