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November 23, 2001 Cover story:

Latest word on the Word
Lay people, Dominican teams keep preaching alive where priests are rare

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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: Entrusting God’s Word to the entire church

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Gifts that go beyond passing fame

linked button Rallies for, against war divide Rome

linked button Official warns of imminent refugee crisis

linked button Vatican condemns abortion, birth control for refugees

linked button Sept. 11 concerns invade bishops’ meeting

linked button Gumbleton: Scrap ‘just war’ for nonviolence

linked button First African-American chosen to head bishops

linked button Mass for peace turns into stage for various causes

linked button Bishops approve preaching norms for lay Catholics

linked button Don’t bomb during Ramadan, Muslim leaders say

linked button Gathering honors ‘labor movement’s parish priest’

linked button POETRY

linked button At the Movies: Love and dreams

linked button Jeannette Batz: Then the squirrel darted into traffic

linked button Viewpoint: Praying for our enemies’ eternal peace

linked button EDITORIAL: Share in Ramadan’s mighty prayer

linked button Perspective: Lone vioces speaking rare common sense

December 7, 2001

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

linked button Sex-related case blocked in Vatican

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