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May 21, 2007

Vol.196 / No.18
The Word

The Greek word for Pentecost literally means ldquo fifty rdquo In the Jewish calendar Pentecost or Weeks takes place 50 days after Passover In the Christian calendar it occurs 50 days after Easter Pentecost marks the end and the goal of the Easter season It celebrates the coming of the Holy

James J. DiGiacomoMay 21, 2007

Most Catholics love to argue. Once you get past the Apostles’ Creed, there are very few things all will agree on. One is that they want to hear good homilies. Unfortunately, Catholics are often disappointed. Here, then, are a few suggestions for preachers, to help them feed the flock of Christ

The EditorsMay 21, 2007

After President George W. Bush vetoed a spending bill for the Iraq war that included a timetable for withdrawal, he and the Democratic leaders in Congress declared a desire to find common ground to support U.S. forces in Iraq. Such common ground will include recognition of serious mistakes in the

Faith in Focus
Michael O. GarveyMay 21, 2007

Often he has said that if just one word were to be inscribed on his tombstone, he would like it to be priest. As Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, begins his 91st year on this side of that monument, it is obvious that he means it. Impressively taking i

Peter FinkMay 21, 2007

A book review is meant to give a rough outline of the structure and content of a work some assessment of its merits and a recommendation to those who would most benefit by reading the book Yet as I engage Meeting Mystery and Nathan Mitchell rsquo s exquisite invitation into the realm of Christian

Donald W. TrautmanMay 21, 2007

The International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL) proposes the following translated text:

Of Many Things
John W. DonohueMay 21, 2007

One summer in the early 1920’s, Ms. Lorelei Lee, a resident of Manhattan who had grown up in Little Rock, Ark., made a trip to Europe. This diversion was sponsored by her gentleman friend, Mr. Gus Eisman, known as the Button King of Chicago. During the journey, Ms. Lee kept a diary, which,