The National Catholic Review

May 27, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 18Whole No. 4571


Toward Dallas

Expectations are high for the spring meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Dallas, Tex.


Considerations for a Church in Crisis
John R. Quinn

In terms of its harm and far-reaching effects, the present crisis in the church must be compared with the Reformation and the French Revolution.

The Scandal: A Historian's Perspective
John W. OMalley

Has there ever been anything like it in the history of the church? That is a question I have been asked a number of times since the sexual abuse scandal swelled to its present din.

My Hopes for Dallas
Roger M. Mahony

The expectations surrounding the meeting in Rome on April 23-24 of the U.S. cardinals, the leaders of our bishops’ conference and members of the Roman Curia were enormously unrealistic.

Abusing the Truth
John F. Kavanaugh

It’s the conservatives’ fault. It’s the liberals’ fault. It’s because they wore cassocks. It’s because they stopped wearing cassocks. It’s because Rome is too much in control of the bishops.

Andrew M. Greeley

Hillaire Belloc, an English Catholic writer from the first half of the last century, once remarked apropos of Catholic leadership that any organization whose leadership was guilty of such knavish i

What Kind of Church Is This?
J. Michael Byron

We have struggled this season with a number of deeply troubling issues related to the tragedies of sexual abuse of minors by priests in this country.

Books and Culture

Asylum, Please
Donald Kerwin
In The Mercy Factory, Christopher J.
Politics Across the Pond
Timothy J. OKeefe
It would be difficult to discover two contemporary authors who rival Peter Hennessy and Roy Jenkins as articulate and authoritative inter

Columns and Departments

Church, Government and Media
Charles M. Whelan
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Not Even These Lines
Willie James King
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