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October 18, 2002 Cover story:

New mission history
Preserving the Christian story through the eyes of evangelized peoples
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Breaking News
Vatican response to sex abuse norms
Posted October 18.

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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: Recovering mission history -- through Third World eyes

linked button Inside NCR

linked button Starting Point: The wisdom in children’s stories

linked button Unexpected détente in Italy

linked button Hebron days

linked button Hebron: a West Bank megnet for trouble

linked button Bingo tycoon subsidies extremism in Israel

linked button 300,000 pilgrims turn out for canonization of Opus Dei founder

linked button Official ministry among gays, lesbians needed ‘now more than ever’

linked button Notre Dame gay alumni, Phil Donahue honor Fr. Mychal Judge

linked button L.A. priests, Mahony seems poles apart at meeting

linked button Baltimore officials defend release of abusers’ names

linked button Books: Triple dialogue of Asian church may re-evangelize the West

linked button Books: Seeking truth, trust after torture

linked button POETRY

linked button Jeannette Batz column: God so loved the world -- so perhaps we can, too

linked button Viewpoint: United States today needs patriotism, not nationalism

linked button Viewspoint: Consensus from dialogue, not silence

linked button Perspective: 50 years a peripatetic journalist

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