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January 25, 2002 Cover story:

Prison diaries
Two nuns’ thoughts while doing
time for their convictions

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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: When lives of conviction lead to prison

linked button Cover story: Letters from prison

linked button Cover story: Philip Berrigan: An unrepentant radical who has spent years behind bars

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: A place to ponder, then get out, move on

linked button Maybe he isn’t real but he’s almost a saint

linked button Telling the story of a brutal time

linked button Vatican, Brazil traditionalist group end schism

linked button Essay: The hero is us

linked button At the Movies: Epic lives

linked button Books: Healing the wounds of injustice and war

linked button Rosemary Radford Ruether column: Media reports on unity in war effort not reflected in reality

linked button Viewpoint: Ratzinger explains how condemnation was right then, wrong now

linked button EDITORIAL: Enron fall shows sorry state of politics

linked button EDITORIAL: Hennesseys remind us of U.S. complicity

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