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October 12, 2001
Cover story:

Some questions,
some perspectives ...
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The employees of The National Catholic Reporter Publishing Company express their deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those harmed in the recent terrorist attacks. This is a sad time for our world. Please be assured of our prayers as we unite with you in your loss.
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The Word From Rome
By John L. Allen, Jr.
NCR's Vatican Correspondent

U.S. bishops at Synod
This feature is updated weekly.
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The links below will take you to this week’s stories:

linked button Cover story: Flying the colors

linked button Cover story: Criticism of U.S. leaders muted now

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Flavored by cherry red candy

linked button Landowners, peasants in fight for land

linked button Collegiality vs. centralization dominates synod

linked button Talk of war and peace in the air

linked button Complex reality at street level

linked button At the Movies: Costs of love

linked button Gregory Pierce column: No one wants business as usual

linked button Viewpoint: Tradition a saving grace for parish associate

linked button Viewpoint: Forgiveness makes future possible

linked button EDITORIAL: U.S. learning to reflect, ask questions

linked button EDITORIAL: British leader challenges world community

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As a service to our readers, we are making available selected articles from our most recent issue of NCR.

October 19, 2001


linked button Bishop selection process blasted

linked button ‘Shadow synod’ calls for dismissal over remark about war

linked button Anglican questions purpose, effect of bombing

October 26, 2001

Because of its relevance we are also making available the following article:

linked button Issue of sexual abuse of nuns by priests raised at synod

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