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April 5, 2002 Cover story:

Upping the ante
Desperate migrants risk more than ever at Guatemala-Mexico border

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Crisis in the Church - Clergy Sex Abuse

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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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Summer Listings I
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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: Migrants: the word of God that walks

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Cruelty and comfort in stray cats’ lives

linked button Church in Crisis: No consensus on what to do next as sex scandals multiply

linked button Church in Crisis: More allegations arise in Boston

linked button Church in Crisis: Homily: Praying for courage to name the pain

linked button Church in Crisis: Viewpoint: Tragedy may unlock brakes on reform

linked button Archdiocese bars ordination activist

linked button Sanctuary leaders renew defense of asylum seekers

linked button INS targeting immigrant rights groups, Minnesota Hispanic activists say

linked button Israeli raids cause bitterness and bloodshed

linked button Bloodbath from which none escapes

linked button ‘Vox Clara’ commission to monitor English translation

linked button Polish church faces questions about role under communism

linked button Brazil cardinal recalls battles with curia

linked button America on the Tiber: Institutions are islands of America in Rome

linked button Books: Allen’s Conclave views politics behind the pomp

linked button Books: 73 who left convent speak out

linked button Robert F. Drinan column: Faulty theology, strange jurisprudence

linked button Viewpoint: Symbols no secret to young Catholics

linked button Viewpoint: A beautiful find betrayed

linked button EDITORIAL: Bishops face difficult journey toward a moment of truth

linked button EDITORIAL: Between migrants and future lie new dangers

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