The National Catholic Review

July 29, 2002

Vol. 187 No. 3Whole No. 4576


Door-to-Door Preachers

An antique wooden plaque in one of our offices reads: “It is wonderful that the First Amendment protects freedom of speech. It is even more wonderful that the First Amendment doesn’t make anyone listen.” Most Americans would agree with both parts of the message.

Books and Culture

The World on Our Doorstep
Richard Ryscavage
Every year the president determines how many refugees will be allowed into the United States for permanent resettlement.
Religious Apartheid
Nancy J. Curtin
“Take religion away and the Irish are a pretty friendly people,” a Protestant woman from Derry remarked to Marcus Tanner, the author of t

Columns and Departments

The Word
Clothed With the Sun
John R. Donahue
The Word
That Sinking Feeling
John R. Donahue
The Word
Summer Fare
John R. Donahue
Faith in Focus
Collateral Damage
J. Ronald Knott
An Echo of Bagpipes
Camille DArienzo
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
James Martin, SJ
Death & Transfiguration
Paul Mariani
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