The National Catholic Review

March 22, 2004

Vol. 190 No. 10Whole No. 4645


The School Question

Ninety years ago, a woman named Caroline Pratt started a school for a few children from Italian and Irish working-class families in the Greenwich Village section of Lower Manhattan.


A Bad Day for the Bishops
Andrew M. Greeley

Feb. 27, 2004, was a bad day for the bishops of the United States.

Another Aftershock
Thomas G. Plante

As predicted, the release on Feb.

Facts, Myths and Questions
Thomas J. Reese

For those who have been following the sexual abuse crisis in the American Catholic Church since the mid-1980’s, the reports by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the National Review Board

Seminaries and the Sexual Abuse Crisis
Katarina M. Schuth

By now, even casual readers of newspapers and viewers of television know that in June 2002 the bishops of the United States, meeting in Dallas, Tex., set up a board of distinguished lay Catholic me

The Ministry of the Deacon
Joseph DeGrocco

Almost 37 years have passed since Pope Paul VI set in motion the restoration of the permanent diaconate with his apostolic letter of June 18, 1967, Sacram Diaconatus Ordinem. One year aft

You Are That Temple
Valerie Schultz

I admit with embarrassment that I found myself, on a recent evening of very low energy, staring at the concluding segment of a television show called “Extreme Makeover.” The three women featured—no

Books and Culture

A Writer's Growth
John B. Breslin
Tobias Wolff is best known as a memoirist both for This Boy’s Life and In Pharaoh’s Army, as well as a fine short-story
Debating Life
John F. Kavanaugh
Although Gene Outka’s The Ethics of Human Stem Cell Research first appeared in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, it serves as the
The Dead Are Raised
Dennis P. Kehoe
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea is Thomas Cahill’s fourth volume in the Hinges of History series, which includes his How the Irish Sa

Columns and Departments

The Word
Sin No More!
Dianne Bergant
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Woman Favored Highly
Thomas Gibbs
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