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May 10, 2004

Vol.190 / No.16
Books
Maurice Timothy Reidy May 10, 2004

It is no great secret that the Catholic liturgy in the United States underwent significant changes in the 1960 rsquo s and 1970 rsquo s First came the switch to the vernacular and the repositioning of the priest at the altar Other changes soon followed Traditional Catholic hymns were dismissed in

David Haschka May 10, 2004

Once again, the church is entering a critical period of renewal and reform of liturgical language and practice. In March 2003, the translation and application for the United States of the 2001 edition of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal was approved by the Holy See, and a translation of t

The Word
Dianne Bergant May 10, 2004

In the popular Christmastime movie ldquo Home Alone rdquo an inattentive family goes off on vacation not noticing the absence of one of their children Left behind with only his ingenuity the young boy fends off a pair of bungling burglars There are some touching moments to this film but it b

Faith in Focus

After my mother died five years ago, I learned that she had been born to young Russian Jewish parents living on Orchard Street on the lower East Side of Manhattan. She had never spoken of this heritage to me. The key to her childhood turns out to be a first Communion story. I found in her desk a lov

Editorials
The Editors May 10, 2004

There is another killer disease besides AIDS, but it receives far less attention in the wealthy nations of the Northmalaria. Malaria has been almost completely eliminated in the United States and other developed countries. It is often included among the so-called neglected diseases, neglected in the

Books
Rose Zuzworsky May 10, 2004

Two faith questions guiding Kathleen Hope Brown rsquo s small but timely and comprehensive book Who is God and Who am I are worthy considerations for us all Who am I as minister is a question within those questions and a fundamental starting point for this text aimed at lay leaders of prayer in

Nathan D. Mitchell May 10, 2004

What makes good liturgy? That is the question with which a squad of talented Catholic liturgists have been wrestling in the pages of America over the past nine weeks. Beginning with the most basic liturgical minister of allthe assemblythese men and women have probed the arts of presiding and preachi