The National Catholic Review

June 3, 2002

Vol. 186 No. 19Whole No. 4572


Zero Tolerance

When the U.S. bishops meet in Dallas, Tex., on June 13-15, the sexual abuse crisis will be at the top of their agenda.


Clericalism and the Sex Abuse Scandal
Russell Shaw

Clericalism in the Catholic Church is something like the pattern in the wallpaper: it’s been there so long you don’t see it anymore.

The American Church's Sexual Abuse Crisis
Christopher J. Ruddy

The clerical sexual abuse scandals in Boston and elsewhere have brought home how far the Catholic Church still has to go in receiving into its life the Second Vatican Council, nearly 40 years after

Our Catholic Watergate
Tom Beaudoin

As revelations of new victims of clerical sexual abuse spill into the news daily, we must face one mare discomforting truth: this scandal has sobering generational overtones.

Exit, Voice and Loyalty in the Church
Mary Jo Bane

Disclosures about sexual abuse among priests and coverups by the hierarchy have elicited, at least in Boston, levels of lay dissatisfaction and anger that rival the response to Humanae Vitae, the b

Books and Culture

Notre Dame's Fighting Frenchman
James T. Connelly
Edward Sorin arrived in the United States from France in 1841, 27 years old, three years ordained and the religious superior of a band of
Whence Human Depravity?
Stephen J. Duffy
Andrew Delbanco has persuasively argued in his book
A Way Out of Darkness
Brian J. Stevens
As a failed coup attempt in December 2001 delivered yet another wound to Haiti, conventional wisdom again declared the Caribbean nation t
The End of Hollywood
Richard A. Blake
That delightful lull between the end of classes and the beginning of exams provided the perfect opportunity to catch up on movies missed

Columns and Departments

The Word
Ordinary Manner
John R. Donahue
The Word
Extraordinary Mission
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Goose and Me
Jennifer Kelly Carpenter
What I Learned From My Cat About the God Who Created Us
Imagining My Golden Years
Thomas J. McCarthy
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
Patricia A. Kossmann
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