The National Catholic Review

September 13, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 6Whole No. 4661


Vietnam Revisited

The debate over Senator John Kerry’s service in the Vietnam War sounded a sour and dispiriting note as the presidential campaign of 2004 approached the Labor Day weekend, the traditional start of t


Post-Crisis Morale Among Priests
Stephen J. Rossetti

In the wake of the sexual abuse crisis, more than a few people, including priests, are convinced that the morale of priests is bad. In a letter dated Dec.

Realigning Catholic Priorities
Lisa Sowle Cahill

If asked to name the most prominent item on the Catholic bioethics agenda, most people in the United States, including Catholics themselves, would no doubt name abortion, closely followed by biomed

Inculturating Liturgical Music
Joseph P. Swain

In a delightful scene in Ang Lee’s splendid comic film Eat, Drink, Man, Woman, the oldest sister of the Taiwanese family at the center of the story, a recently converted and fervent Christian, witn

Preparing for Dialogue in the Holy Land
Daniel Rossing

Most of the dramatic changes that produced the vast improvement in Jewish-Christian relations in the last half-century have taken place on the Christian side.

Who's Not Ready? Holler I'
Valerie Schultz

My daughter is dating a Baptist. Well, she says, he’s not really a Baptist. He was baptized into some Protestant denomination, and he attends a church that happens to be Baptist.

Books and Culture

Meet the Innovators
Clayton Sinyai
In recent decades a growing number of social scientists, like Theda Skocpol, whose Diminished Democracy I reviewed in this space (
Monk on a Mission
John W. OMalley
This is an important book, with much to offer, but it is also disappointing. Its importance lies in three converging factors.
A Tangled Web
William Bole
In the debate over poverty in the United States, there are just two ideas, or at least it often seems that way.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Money, Money, Money!
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Assume Nothing
Beth Sullivan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Our Lady of Sorrows
Michael Mack
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