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May 17, 2002 Cover story:

What the bishops knew
and when they knew it
1985 report by two priests and a lawyer
outlines consequences of clergy sex abuse

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Paths to Peace
Special Section: Paths to Peace
Blueprint Vatican III
Click here.

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Crisis in the Church - Clergy Sex Abuse

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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: What they knew in 1985

linked button Cover story: Excerpts from 1985 document

linked button Cover story: Curia official blasts U.S. media coverage

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Power, magic of words evoke mystery

linked button Into the war zone with a trusty white flag

linked button Israeli group monitors rights violations

linked button Robert F. Drinan column: Opposition to court leaves U.S. behind, on wrong side of history

linked button Viewpoint: Painful times for gay religious demand risk

linked button Viewpoint: Fear factor operative in bishops’ policies on gay priests

linked button Viewpoint: Under duress, we kept the peace, called for end to notorious school

linked button EDITORIAL: Ashcroft’s remaking of America

linked button EDITORIAL: Toward a healthy church, step by step

linked button Special Section: Summer Books

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