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 A call for prisoner amnesty
 Battle over translation body reflects wider liturgical wars
 Cover story: Message in a Bottle
 EDITORIAL: A century also rich in peacemakers
 Excerpt: In Search of Belief
 Funds that ‘should go to reform’ are building more prisons
 Inside NCR: Awestruck at this cosmic moment
 Kris Berggren column: Picture Jesus not at the right hand but sitting on the lap of his father
 Landowners oppose Ruiz successor
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 Sic: Sic ponders Noah’s ark, evolution and Mars
 Starting Point: Aloft in search of warmth and peace
 About-face on liturgical language
 Bishop’s transfer protects interests of powerful
 Books: A blueprint for papal reform
 Cover story: St. Francis Academy
 EDITORIAL: Can we save the tiger from Exxon?
 EDITORIAL: Translation dispute reveals revisionists’ agenda
 Inside NCR: Not every word translates into liturgy
 Jeannette Batz column: Aching to share, like the disciples
 Keeping Faith
 Media: Good reasons why Bradley won’t talk religion
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 Opening doors to Cuba in a baseball game
 Rich world, poor world
 Robert F. Drinan column: The world has judged electrocution as inhumane
 Starting Point: Manhattan memories float in cloister
 Viewpoint: Aquinas on women
 Viewpoint: Getting ready for ties with Beijing
 Analysis: China’s ordinations may be traditional after all
 EDITORIAL: The Cold War is over, send Elián home
 Gypsies face hostility, poverty in Eastern Europe
 INS nervous when Bible study topic is prisons
 Inside NCR: Artist who caught pope’s attention; still looking for the right bottle
 Liberal activists oppose abortion as part of 'seamless' package
 Ministries: A Navajo Catholic explains how the two traditions go together
 Ministries: A prison ministry
 Ministries: Creeping democracy in the U.S. church
 Ministries: Going native
 Ministries: Lion in winter
 Ministries: No ordinary experience
 Ministries: Rump groups do ministry on church steps
 Ministries: The art of recovery
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 Perspective: New York Times aside, religion makes news
 Spirituality section
 Viewpoint: Passing King’s legacy on through our families
 Viewpoint: Which King will emerge in new memorial?
 Analysis: Battling for the military’s future
 At the Movies: Finding miracles
 Books: Quirky storyteller mixes tales of African-Americans with raw insights
 Cover story: Tabernacle
 EDITORIAL: New, hopeful symbols in Chile and Guatemala
 European reform engine seems to sputter
 Inside NCR: Missing peacemakers, and a truly super miracle
 Joan Chittister column: Questions we didn’t ask will shape the soul of new millennium
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 New direction on liturgy in Chicago
 Perspective: A good time to help bishops resist careerism
 Polite toward Rome, true to their mission
 Sic: Sic takes aim at mediocrity
 Starting Point: With love, even a hot dog helps
 Surprises follow recent elections in Guatemala
 Viewpoint: A new breed of liberal leaders cutting social services
 Viewpoint: Survivors seek reparation from Israelis
 Activists brave cold to keep the nation’s eyes on Iraq
 Cover story: St. Jude and all the rest
 EDITORIAL: Justice is a grim reaper in Texas
 EDTORIAL: Politics as the art of nearly impossible
 ICEL bishops agree to take more control; still developing new rules
 Inside NCR: George W’s Jesus and Jesus of the People
 Jeannette Batz column: Punishment severe and without mercy
 Just another night on Texas’ death row
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 Reporting in post-war Balkans
 South African Mass of reconciliation raises new questions for the church
 Spring Books
 Spring Books: Doctrinal murder and mayhem
 Spring Books: Measuring Boomer’s spiritual quest
 Spring Books: New book says we stand on a threshold
 Spring Books: Recovery of the earth: the Great Work of our age
 Spring Books: Revised book on ministry is prophetic, even timelier
 Texas Catholics chip away against the death penalty
 Viewpoint: Retirement hints stir Europe’s media
 Viewpoint: World trade can improve life for all
 Wishing for a way to get horses inside prison walls
 A refugee’s odyssey leads to theological peaks
 Books: A masterly lover of three religions
 Bourgeois takes ‘Close SOA’ message to Rome
 Cover story: What kind of model is Steubenville?
 EDITORIAL: Steubenville merits close scrutiny
 Hispanic Catholics ignored
 Illinois governor imposes death penalty moratorium
 Illuminations: Pastor shocked by poverty builds Appalachian ministry
 Inside NCR: Of news, editorials and waiting for George
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 Perspective: Casting light on poverty and death in Sudan
 Russians undecided on what should happen to Lenin remains
 Starting Point: The night the drummer boy visited
 Television: Quiz Shows
 Tim Unsworth column: A church without its Romeos is lost
 Viewpoint: On horrors in Iraq, seeing is believing
 Wide variations in ministry to Hispanics
 At the Movies: Charm and Excess
 Books: St. Patrick’s Battalion
 EDITORIAL: Jurors deserve thanks for opposing unjust law
 EDITORIAL: Vatican stance toward Austria needs teeth
 French cardinal challenges Ratzinger
 Inside NCR: Peacemaker’s words still echo from debris of Nagasaki
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 Priest resists anti-immigrant push
 Religious Life: A future for the Jesuits
 Religious Life: A woman religious stands at Mount Nebo
 Religious Life: An action plan for justice
 Religious Life: Another woman religious breaks camp
 Religious Life: Communities must welcome the disabled
 Religious Life: Mercys at a glance
 Religious Life: Mercys choose Chin to lead
 Religious Life: New Mercys for a new era
 Religious Life: The Art of Mercy takes many forms
 Robert F. Drinan column: Prison system unjust, unworkable
 Rosemary Radford Ruether column: A mature religion fosters self-critique
 Special Report: ‘Seeds of the word’ in Chiapas
 Special Section: Religious Life
 Uproar in Austria, wait-and-see in Rome
 ‘Humane’ archbishop for Westminster
 Cover story: Beneath the gentility, a harsh, hidden past
 EDITORIAL: It’s time for a U.S. truth commission
 In wake of Ex Corde theologians ponder options
 Inside NCR: When it comes to saints, how do you spot the right stuff?
 Jeannette Batz column: Christians need a sense of play for than vigilance
 Movies: Filmmaker’s realism suggested the spiritual
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 Perspective: Dreaming of an Asian option in the conclave
 Protests swell against sanctions
 Re-ordination an option for secret Czech priests
 Robert F. Drinan column: Progress on children, but U.S. needs to act
 Sic: Sic launches yet another contest
 Special Report: Depleted uranium -- made in USA
 Viewpoint: Authoritarian impulse tarnishes Abrahamic creeds
 Books: Two visions, one meaningful Jesus
 Cover story: Levada: suprised by a financial ‘nightmare’
 Cover story: Santa Rosa’s year of trial
 Cover story: Sr. Jane Kelly: She broke rules of the clerical club
 EDITORAL: Sobering global health report
 EDITORIAL: Santa Rosa: another warning for real reform
 In Appreciation: A marvelous exponent of the living tradittion
 Inside NCR: Summer Listings only the icing in most optimistic of all worlds
 Jesus 2000 images stir reflections in retreats, parishes, colleges
 Keeping Faith
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 South African bishops to fight AIDS silence
 Tim Unsworth column: A lonely prophet falls in Chicago
 Venezuela after the flood
 Viewpoint: Catholics should reject anti-gay ballot measure
 Books: A death shared by mother, daughter
 By the pond: Seattle was an end, and a beginning
 Cover story: Urban contemplatives open to the world
 EDITORIAL: Conversation starter: keeping Vatican II alive
 EDITORIAL: Save the whales, don’t buy Mitsubishi
 Inside NCR: Jesuits grace NCR; Ruiz and MacEoin go global
 Lent: We love forgiveness, but are we so eager for a good conscience
 Media: Campaign trail
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 Outraged and insulted
 Pope in Egypt stresses dialogue
 Protest camps grow on Vieques
 Santa Rosa Catholics speak on ‘crisis, not a crisis of faith’
 Some alarm, some praise for Weakland letter
 Viewpoint: Americans confused about ethics
 Viewpoint: Welfare-to-work policy needs work
 Weakland predicts his successor will push uniformity
 Workers struggle in El Salvador
 Analysis: Holy Land poses challenge to pope
 Bishop shuts down women’s series
 Books: Romero’s transformation still fascinates
 Cover story: Prison Creations
 EDITORIAL: The McCain phenomenon offered us a hint of a better way
 EDITORIAL: Try conversation rather than condemnation
 Events, new books recount Romero’s life
 Ex-chaplain, storyteller a victim in Burger King
 Good Friday’s can of worms
 Inside NCR: Redeeming power of art: the view from prison
 Lent: Humans don’t like confusion, but God waits for us in the mess
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 Robert F. Drinan column: When will the American conscience demand justice for Vietnam?
 Scholars say religious institutions ignore growing ‘Latino reality’
 Sic: How to have infallibility without a pope
 Viewpoint: Hope scarce on death row
 Viewpoint: Psychology and theology need each other
 ‘Anti-clerical’ weekly debuts
 10 years later, Thea Bowman still inspires
 Asking pardon worldwide
 At the movies: Film Teachers
 Books: Mission as dialogue means both sides teach, both learn
 Catholic Education: Good teachers are specialists in opening small packages
 Catholic Education: Learning the fine art of letting them go
 Catholic Education: Quiet revolution in school finance
 Catholic Education: Sooner or later, voucher programs will face scrutiny
 Commentary: Papal apology a first step
 Courageous editor who took on clergy sex abuse story dead at 46
 Cover story: A voice for the poor in D.C.
 Cover story: Get out of the way
 EDITORIAL: Haitian refugees deserve a measure of fairness
 EDITORIAL: What do we want for all the children?
 Fired CIA official to receive career medal
 Illuminations: ‘Our homilies are all around us’
 Inside NCR: Making the world fit for our children
 Jeannette Batz column: Seeking the right time in a world swimming in stopwatches
 Lent: Beware those Commandments
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 Special section: Catholic Education
 Viewpoint: Caught up in a conspiracy of hope
 Dressing the wounds as bitter hatreds persists
 EDITORIAL: Apology a good break from business as usual
 EDITORIAL: Community itself at stake if priesthood problems ignored
 Inside NCR: Priests are not passé, so we’d better care
 Journalists quit in protest of newspapers’ policies
 Lent: Both the rascals and the prophets can be the voice of God
 Liturgy czar a Pinochet ally, foe of liberation theology
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 PRIESTS: Painful, purifying dark night
 PRIESTS: Perilous choice to ignore AIDS issue
 PRIESTS: Saving Fr. Ryan: understanding the good priest
 Rosemary Radford Ruether column: Thought control extends its reach in Lincoln
 Sic: Mediocrity hits a home run
 Special Report: PRIESTS
 Viewpoint: A strong leader, a holy man
 Visiting the village ereased from all but a family’s memory