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February 8, 2002 Cover story:

A company of ragpickers
France’s Emmaüs movement finds community, solidarity in recycling junk

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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: Salvaging goods, salvaging lives

linked button Cover story: At 89, still tackling injustice

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Home in Annie’s sacred space

linked button Support grows for soldiers refusing to serve in occupation

linked button ‘The territories are not Israel’

linked button Brazil deal viewed with suspicion

linked button Clerical sexual abuse scandal widens in Boston archdiocese

linked button Lenten series Liminal Space: Giving up control in life’s second half

linked button POETRY

linked button Television: The one and only

linked button Theater: Life and light in midst of suffering

linked button Demetria Martinez column: American flag belongs to dissenters, too

linked button Viewpoint: Out of the crib, onto the cross

linked button Viewpoint: Self-reliance takes Winnebago nation far in 10 years

linked button EDITORIAL: Leading us to a war with no end

linked button EDITORIAL: Naming corporate theft for what it is

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