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August 2, 2002 Cover story:

Keep the faith,
change the church
Motto guides more than 4,000 in Boston who urge deep reforms
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Breaking News
New story posted August 12, 2002
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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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Essays in Theology Archives
By Fr. Richard McBrien
This feature is updated weekly.

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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: Church in Crisis: 4,000 meet to give laity a voice

linked button Cover story: Church in Crisis: Catholic Charities board members reject Law’s ban on donations from lay fund

linked button Cover story: Church in Crisis: Child advocate firm on charter complaince

linked button Cover story: Church in Crisis: Scandal renews resistance to psychology

linked button Cover story: Church in Crisis - Commentary: Bishops’ haste produces un-Catholic policy

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: Midsummer night’s dream

linked button Pope ‘on message’ with youth

linked button Progressives push reform with discussions, Ramerman liturgy

linked button Young Catholics from U.S. say crisis makes them strong

linked button War’s lethal leftovers

linked button Support for compensating innocent Afghan victims grows

linked button In Andes, bishop pushes peace efforts

linked button Salvadoran generals found guilty in torture victims’ lawsuit

linked button Corporate scandals spotlight need for ethics training

linked button Death in the Desert: On exhibit, found objects mark border crossers’ treacherous passage

linked button Death in the Desert: Prohibiting water stations contributed to migrant deaths, lawsuit charges

linked button She’s Fordham’s black nun who knows show business

linked button Women’s voices lauded on Magdala feast day

linked button 29 activists receive ‘harsh’ prison terms

linked button Books: Wills searches for unifying papacy

linked button Music: Deep Irish soul

linked button At the Movies: Dangerous lives

linked button Tim Unsworth column: No escape from news of sex scandal, even on a cruise ship

linked button Kris Berggren column: Institutional failures of communication

linked button EDITORIAL: A war that is imprecise and endless

linked button EDITORIAL: Another step toward what could be

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