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April 29, 2000

Vol.182 / No.15
Columns
Thomas J. McCarthyApril 29, 2000

I’m not sure what to do with the Easter season. I’m more comfortable, if that’s the right word, with Lent’s symbolic richness—dust, ashes, desert, wandering—than I am with the joy of the resurrection. Not surprisingly, at this time every year I’m less jubila

Books
Peter C. PhanApril 29, 2000

Though the title might lead one to dismiss this book as just another in the swarm of apocalyptic writings like those by Tim LaHaye Jerry Falwell and Grant R Jeffrey preying on public anxiety over the end of the world and predicting Armageddon and cosmic meltdown this work by a professor of polit

Letters
Our readersApril 29, 2000

Art of TranslationBishop Trautman, in his article, Rome and ICEL (3/4), makes no mention of the widespread dissatisfaction expressed by so many with the quality of ICEL’s work, which is no doubt the reason underlying Rome’s intervention. I think the trouble is that ICEL, from the very ou

Peter C. PhanApril 29, 2000

A quarter of a century may be just a dot in a nation’s history or a mere blip in the history of the world, but for over one million Vietnamese immigrants who have made their home in the United States in the aftermath of the Communists’ victory over what was known as the Republic of Vietn

Of Many Things
David S. ToolanApril 29, 2000

A good deal of the zing has gone out of the race for the presidency now that both John McCain and Bill Bradley have withdrawn. I didn’t realize the intellectual loss until last month, as I listened to Al Gore being interviewed by Jim Lehrer. Lehrer brought up the topic of abortion. Gore chose

The Word
John R. DonahueApril 29, 2000

The readings continue to proclaim the reality and saving power of Christ rsquo s resurrection while the Gospel is the Lukan sequel to the meal of the risen Christ with the two travelers on the way to Emmaus Lk 24 13-34 As in the Johannine upper room appearances Jesus proclaims peace shows his

Editorials
The EditorsApril 29, 2000

The shooting of a 6-year old girl by a 6-year-old classmate in Flint, Mich., was followed a few weeks later by a 12-year-old’s holding his class hostage with a loaded semiautomatic pistol in Lisbon, Ohio. Events like these, coming so soon after the massacre and suicides at the Columbine High S