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November 2, 2001 Cover story:

Was war the only choice?
Experts pose alternatives

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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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linked button Cover story: Experts say bombing is risky strategy

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: The perils of Afghanistanism

linked button At synod, church leaders disagree on war

linked button The word made fresh New thinkers: Catholic pioneers in the suburban landscape

linked button Books: Tribute captures Day’s vision of solidarity

linked button Special Report: Dubrovnik after war: Recover and remembrance

linked button Jeannette Batz column: World steeped in fear, but Jesus says, ‘Be not afraid’

linked button Viewpoint: A letter to my grandson, Felix

linked button EDITORIAL: Heralding Ricci, pope sets heartening tone

linked button Perspective: History tour ends at Ground Zero

November 9, 2001

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linked button Secret synod proposals go to pope

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