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March 28, 2005

Vol.192 / No.11
Audrey Doetzel March 28, 2005

Catholic Christianity’s understanding of and relationship with Judaism and the Jewish people was radically transformed by the the Second Vatican Council’s declaration, “The Relation of the Church to Non-Christian Religions.” On Oct. 28, 1965, Nostra Aetate formally declared t

The Word
Dianne Bergant March 28, 2005

The Easter season is replete with accounts of apparitions of the risen Lord The Gospel for today relates two of them The first occurs on the evening of the resurrection itself the second a week later The disciples rsquo reported fear of the Jewish authorities suggests that they have not even a

Faith in Focus
Lorraine V. Murray March 28, 2005

In the black-and-white photo, my sister and I stand side by side, looking tanned from the Miami sun. We are decked out in crisp Easter finery, complete with straw hats. We are bursting with pride, because in our hands we are cradling something that for us represented the essence of Easter joy: two v

John F. Kavanaugh March 28, 2005

In the fantasy novel That Hideous Strength, a young social scientist, hoping to break into the inner circle of the prestigious National Institute for Coordinated Experiments (acronym: NICE) discovers that the goal of the institute is to eliminate organic life. Filostrato, a physiologist who hates tr

Vincent T. O'Keefe March 28, 2005

Since the flurry of biographies of Pope John Paul II appeared in the 1990 rsquo s an uneasy deathwatch has set in among Vaticanologists who have been predicting his imminent death since 1994 The 84-year-old pontiff has not only refused to follow their scenarios he has actually buried many of his

Cecilio Morales March 28, 2005

Hours after the 109th Congress convened in early January, Republican majority leaders delivered this startling notice: they intend to transform public aid to the poor into a compulsory work program that offers little opportunity for recipients to lift themselves from poverty. This transformation was

The Editors March 28, 2005

C. S. Lewis compared the risen life to the lightness of an early summer morning when we feel one with sunlight and the gentle air. Of such a morning he wrote in The Weight of Glory, We do not want merely to see beauty...we want to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into