The National Catholic Review

August 13, 2007

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

Editorials

Current Comment

Conversion/Covenant

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

Articles

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

Books
Designing Life
John F. Kavanaugh
Why we should think twice about genetic engineering
Books
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
Columns
Colombia, an Unusual Poster Child
Maryann Cusimano Love
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Drew Christiansen
Poem
Miss Vera Speaks
Jenn Cavanaugh
Letters
Letters

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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?