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October 19, 2001 Cover story:

Where society experiments
and the church keeps its cool

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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

This feature is updated weekly.

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The Peace Pulpit
Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
This feature is updated weekly.

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To the right are some of the stories in this week's issue. For general information about the NCR newsweekly, click on "About NCR" or see our frequently asked questions page, FAQ.

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The links below will take you to this week’s stories:

linked button Cover story: THE DUTCH WAY: Tolerance fuels social experiment

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: ‘Poor me’ scream lets the pain out

linked button The politics of oil

linked button Bishop selection process blasted

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

linked button Anglican questions purpose, effect of bombing

linked button Pacifists prepare for possibility of draft

linked button New post-Cold War paradigm emerging in wake of attacks

linked button Essay: If U.S. responds without justice, terrorists win

linked button ‘New territory’ for prelate and people

linked button POETRY

linked button Media: Major media move us from rage to reason

linked button Jeannette Batz column: Welcoming strangers to ready-made church

linked button Viewpoint: Constantine’s cross is still a pact with the Devil

linked button EDITORIAL: Bombs: a one-size-fits-all response

linked button Perspective: A weekend for better seeing what wasn’t there

October 26, 2001

Because of their relevance we are also making available the following articles:

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

linked button New American ambassador says U.S. has Vatican support

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