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November 16, 2001 Cover story:

Washington’s other war
Bishops among critics charging Plan Colombia’s anti-drug spraying program harmful to humans, ecosystem

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

linked button Cover story: Colombia’s Drug War

linked button Cover story: Elites dig in, population grows, violence continues in Colombia

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Profiling the children of God

linked button Paper cuts in major dioceses have some editors worried

linked button ‘Spiritual leaders should speak out’

linked button Nicaraguans reject Sandinista leader’s bit to retake power

linked button Ruling on inter-communion sends signals

linked button Viewpoint: Pacifism remains a worthy alternative

linked button Viewpoint: Slim, selfish, it’s just not me

linked button Viewpoint: Gay, lesbian Catholics should go public and show up at church

linked button EDITORIAL: Nothing patriotic about raiding Treasury

linked button Perspective: A nod of gratitude to Call to Action at 25

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