The National Catholic Review

July 29, 2000

Vol. 183 No. 3Whole No. 4494

Editorials

Elder Abuse

Thanks to medical advances, Americans are living longer than ever before. A dark underside to this picture, however, is the rising incidence of elder abuse—an increase that is related to the growing number of elderly people in the United States.

Articles

On Dying Well
Myles N. Sheehan
A Papal Age Limit?
John Jay Hughes
Elderhood for the World
Thomas E. Clarke

Books and Culture

Books
From Out the Valley
Ron Wooten-Green
If one is looking for a book on grief and grieving based on lived experience rather than more remote psychosocial theories, then Thomas A
Books
Hollywood Meets D.C.
Tom O'Brien
My mother, in an unusually arch moment, once proffered a solution to all the church-state debates about Christmas crèches on public squar
Books
The Artful Imagination
John B. Breslin
Memoirists rule the literary roosts these days, but sometimes with a bad conscience.

Columns and Departments

The Word
What Price Glory?
John R. Donahue
The Word
Let's Do Dinner
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
The Slothful Pray-er
Alma Roberts Giordan
Columns
Communion Without Community?
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
Poem
John Baptizing Jesus
Deborah DeNicola, editor o
Letters
Letters
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