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February 15, 2002 Cover story:

Grieving in Kabul
Healing moments:
Americans and Afghans who lost relatives to terror meet and console

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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: One in sorrow

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Accept what God offers

linked button Hungry in America

linked button Poverty Quiz

linked button Meals create community for homeless women

linked button News Analysis: Social conservatives kept to the kiddie table

linked button War budget crowds out domestic spending

linked button Marchers spotlight growing scrutiny of Florida death penalty

linked button America on the Tiber: U.S. Catholics of all walks make imprints on Rome

linked button Lenten Series Liminal Space We need transformation not false transcendence

linked button POETRY

linked button Books: God in the arena

linked button Tim Unsworth column: Where coaches are canonized -- and earn millions

linked button Diana L. Hayes column: Black Catholic history: surviving, against odds, as a people of faith

linked button Jeannette Batz column: Clearing the clutter of a basement, a soul

linked button EDITORIAL: Overzealous secrecy threatens democracy

linked button Perspective: Reviving an after-death ritual

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