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July 19, 2002 Cover story:

Teetering between great expectations and a slide back into tribal war

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Breaking News

Pope endorses political work,
traditions of indigenous people

Law shows he still a hardliner
on doctrine during Toronto appearance

Pope calls sex abuse by priests
‘Source of deep sadness and shame’
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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

NCR in the News

Bishop Gumbleton addresses the
Crisis in the Church

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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 Cover story: ‘On a shaky bridge’

linked button Cover story: Security concerns complicate development

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: The wonder of growing things

linked button Church in Crisis: Some see big reforms on horizon

linked button Church in Crisis: Commentary: Time for bishops to listen, take ordinary Catholics seriously

linked button Ordinations ignite debate over tactics

linked button U.S. media in anti-church plot says Mexican prelate

linked button Fordham panel debates anti-Catholicism

linked button Jurors hear of horrors of Salvadoran civil war

linked button Employees unionize at for Texas parishes

linked button POETRY

linked button Books: Haunted by a baby’s death, author faces the silence

linked button Robert F. Drinan column: U.S. rejection of court defies law, logic and morality

linked button Jeannette Batz column: After act of violence, peace is still there

linked button Viewpoint: Attacks are ruthless on both sides of Jerusalem

linked button EDITORIAL: Confront unquestioningsupport for Israel

linked button Perspective: Watchdogs needed to restore faith in bishops

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