The National Catholic Review

August 30, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 5Whole No. 4660


Citizens, Not Spectators

The American story has been the “story of flawed and fallible people united across the generations by grand and enduring ideals,” said President George W. Bush in his inaugural address of Jan.


Arms of the Law
John F. Kavanaugh

For most of us, the legal system seems something far away. We know of lawyers and lawsuits, crime and punishment.

A Daring Faith-Based Strategy
George M. Anderson

The elegant Beaux-arts lobby, with its high ceiling and oak paneled walls, held only a few people early that morning: three 60-ish men seated before the big windows overlooking East 28th Street in

The International AIDS Conference in Bangkok: Two Views
Jon D. Fuller, James F. Keenan

I. A Scientific Perspective

Catholic Politicians and Abortion Funding
Germain Grisez

Members of the United States Congress never are in a position to support the legalization of abortion, because in 1973 the U.S. Supreme Court legalized it by raw judicial power.

Books and Culture

Whose Reform'?
Lawrence S. Cunningham
Invariably, reviewers of writings by the Rev. Andrew Greeley feel obliged to mention how much he writes, which is a lot.
Irresponsible Hyperpower
William J. Byron
This book takes its title from an observation made by Thomas Jefferson in 1816: “Old Europe will have to lean on our shoulders, and to ho
The First Anti-hero?
Peter Heinegg
The insufferable, anonymous narrator of Notes From Underground (1864) is the first great example of Dostoyevsky’s genius for creat

Columns and Departments

The Word
Decisions, Decisions
Dianne Bergant
The Word
We Don't Get What We Deserve
Dianne Bergatn
Faith in Focus
Into the High Country
Drew Christiansen
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
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