The National Catholic Review

April 22, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 13Whole No. 4566

Editorials

Punishing the Church

Sexual abuse by priests has done untold harm to innocent children and adolescents who were physically, psychologically and spiritually damaged by people they should have been able to trust and resp

Articles

Priest Pedophiles
Melvin C. Blanchette

Called by U.S.

The Catholic Church and Child Sexual Abuse
Stephen J. Rossetti

When complex situations are given simplistic understandings and simplistic solutions, people will inevitably be hurt.

Can the Church Be Healed?
Harry J. Flynn

In recent weeks, dioceses all across the United States have re-examined their policies on clergy misconduct, as priests across the country have been removed from parish duty because of their dereli

Books and Culture

Books
Orphaned by the Superpowers
Anthony Egan, S.J.
The major culprit for the disasters in Africa is none other than foreign involvement, claims the distinguished journalist Mark Huband.
Books
Meanwhile, Back in Albany...
Tom Deignan
In a new book of essays entitled Reading W
Books
Special Sisters in Antebellum South
Cyprian Davis
At the close of the 19th century, a religious sister in New Orleans left to her sisters and to future generations a written history of th

Columns and Departments

The Word
Christians, Recognize Your Dignity
John R. Donahue
Columns
Jigsaw Therapy
Valerie Schultz
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Letters
Letters
Our readers