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April 5, 2004

Vol.190 / No.12
The Word
Dianne BergantApril 05, 2004

If we who profess faith in the resurrection of the body were to visit a grave and find it open and the body gone we would most likely assume that it had been taken It is no wonder that Mary of Magdala Peter and John drew the same conclusion when they arrived at Jesus rsquo tomb Dead bodies don

Kathy A. LindellApril 05, 2004

If we think of Sunday Mass as a sacred drama with two or three acts, several scenes, numerous props and a cast composed of presider, deacon, assembly, servers, lectors, eucharistic ministers, hospitality ministers and a choir, it is easy to see the reason for the rise and spread of parish liturgy co

Peter HeineggApril 05, 2004

How could the world get along without nostalgia Well until 1688 it had to do without that word because it hadn rsquo t been invented until the Swiss physician Johannes Hofer simply translated the humble German Heimweh ldquo homesickness rdquo or literally ldquo home-pain rdquo into Greek


Pope Says Patients Must Receive Nutrition, HydrationPatients who are in a persistent vegetative state, even for years, must be given nutrition and hydration as long as their bodies can absorb the nourishment, Pope John Paul II said. The administration of water and food, even when delivered using art

Sharon LocyApril 05, 2004

Lynne Sharon Schwartz is an award-winning author of 14 books of fiction and non-fiction whose principal terrain is the psychological territory of domestic relationshipsthe minefields or mindfields of marriages family relations couples at the edge and partners in the act of uncoupling or just bar

Gerald D. ColemanApril 05, 2004

The wrenching story of Terri Schiavo is by now well known. She is 39 years old and has been in a persistent vegetative state (P.V.S.) for 13 years because of brain damage brought on by a heart attack. There has been fierce conflict among her husband, her parents, Governor Jeb Bush of Florida and man

Of Many Things
Joseph A. O'HareApril 05, 2004

Institutional cultures are notoriously hard to change, whether the institution is a corporation, a university or a not-for-profit organization. Those who are comfortable with unquestioned assumptions and accustomed ways of doing things are not likely to recognize the need for change, even when the i