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February 22, 2002 Cover story:

Reclaiming hope
New priests in Burundi, who will minister amid ravages of war, celebrate joy of ordination

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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 Starting Point: Blessings from unlikely people

linked button Stretched to the limit

linked button Clinic’s services don’t stop at medicine

linked button America on the Tiber: Americans shake up Roman academic scene

linked button Lenten Series Liminal Space: We should ask why few transformations happen in church

linked button Robert F. Drinan column: Enron collapses under the sin of avarice

linked button EDITORIAL: Put the poor back on the national agenda

linked button Perspective: Pope ignores wisdom from lived reality

linked button Special Section: Religious Life

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