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April 10, 2006

Vol.194 / No.13
The Word
Daniel J. HarringtonApril 10, 2006

The two most important days on the church rsquo s calendar are Good Friday and Easter Sunday This is so because Jesus rsquo death and resurrection are at the core of Christian faith The early Christian confessions of faith embedded in the New Testament place these events front and center In fact

Faith in Focus
Paul F. HarmanApril 10, 2006

Once, when Jesus was in Jerusalem, he went to the pool at Bethesda, near the Sheep Gate. The pool was reputed to have curative powers. There was always a crowd of the blind, the lame and the crippled waiting in anticipation of the moment when the waters would be “stirred” to do their healing

Editorials
The EditorsApril 10, 2006

The United States has enjoyed an extraordinarily long period of economic growth with very little inflation. There have been setbacks caused by high oil prices, the attacks on 9/11 and the dot-com crash, but in general there have not been the wide swings from high inflation to deep recession that wer

Books
John J. SavantApril 10, 2006

In his justly celebrated How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love With Poetry 1999 Edward Hirsch becomes both teacher and enthusiast We encounter a man at once passionate and informed his writing as infectious as it is instructive In his new release Poet rsquo s Choice Hirsch remains much the sam

John CoughlanApril 10, 2006

A Muslim youth in the garb of a suicide bomber protests the Muhammad cartoons outside Denmark’s embassy in London. The chilling image appears in the next day’s newspapers. The same young man then apologizes on television for offending the families of the July 7 bombing victims with his w

Of Many Things
George M. AndersonApril 10, 2006

"Daily life in Baghdad became very hard after the 1991 Persian Gulf war, especially when the sanctions went into effect,” said Sattar, “and it has continued to be hard ever since.” Sattar is an Iraqi who is now in New York City pursuing a master’s degree in engineering.

Letters
Our readersApril 10, 2006

Slowly But Surely

I read with interest your editorial about the Cardinal Newman Society, Measuring Catholic Identity (3/27). That organization does not seem to recognize the irony of choosing as their patron a holy priest who himself was the subject of much vilification and