The National Catholic Review

August 13, 2007

Vol. 197 No. 4Whole No. 4782 Download PDF


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Connecting, Disconnecting
To connect with God, it is sometimes necessary to disconnect.


Jerusalem, 1967-2007
Drew Christiansen

A brief introduction to the challenge posed by Jerusalem

A Voice From East Jerusalem
Claudette Habesch
Place of Divine Encounter
Drew Christiansen

The Holy See's hopes for Jerusalem

Books and Culture

Designing Life
John F. Kavanaugh

Why we should think twice about genetic engineering

The Coming of Kidults
William J. Byron

I found myself rooting for this book as I went through the early pages.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Fire, Baptism and Division

Daniel J. Harrington

The Word
Who Will Be Saved?

Daniel J. Harrington

Faith in Focus
Dignity in Division

Daniel Levy

Faith in Focus
A Plan for a Workable Jerusalem

Ghaith Al-Omari

Faith in Focus
A Familys Ignatian Journey

Lisa Kelly

Faith in Focus
The Churchs Changing Face

Andrew M. Greeley

Colombia, an Unusual Poster Child

Maryann Cusimano Love

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

Drew Christiansen

Miss Vera Speaks

Jenn Cavanaugh


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  Five Questions for Andrew Greeley
Maurice Timothy Reidy
In the August 13-20 edition of America, Father Andrew Greeley writes about American Catholics Today, a recent sociological study that seeks to gauge what elements of Catholicism are most important to people in the pews. For more than three quarters of respondents, helping the poor, the Resurrection, the sacraments and Mary were very important. At the bottom of the list were abortion, teaching authority, death penalty and celibate male clergy, Father Greeley writes. He agreed to discuss his article with America by email. What does this study say about what you have called the "Catholic imagination?