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 Abused nuns: Reaction: Africans say continent is ‘easy prey’
 Abused nuns: Reaction: End silence, then take action
 Abused nuns: Reaction: Problems cry out for reform
 Abused nuns: Reaction: Readers respond to reports of abuse
 Books: An island in a flood of corruption
 Conservative prelate new head of Sydney archdiocese
 Cover story: Inspired by a saint
 Cover story: Poetry inspired by St. Katharine Drexel
 Easter: Easter calls us to resurrection -- our own
 EDITORIAL: Bush crew shifts the balance
 EDITORIAL: Worried about kids at school? Good. Turn in your guns
 Ex-nun tells of rape by African priest
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 No news from Rome on Fessio’s appeal
 Starting Point: A struggle on the way to wonder
 Viewpoint: McVeigh set to die, but we don’t need his death
 ’98 document proposed ways to halt abuse of nuns by priests
 Books: Brave women in dark times
 Cover story: Chivalry inspired a courtier saint
 Cover story: Following in the footsteps of Ignatius
 Cover story: Videos extend the Ignatian family
 EDITORIAL: Cheap labor’s hidden costs are injustice and harm
 EDITORIAL: Unity depends on mutual efforts
 Holy Saturday message: Adopt a bishop
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 Inter-church politics will decide famous icon’s fate
 Kris Berggren column: Acquiring a taste for desert heat and visions
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 Orthodox Christians wary of papal visits
 Robert F. Drinan column: Supreme Court considers public school use
 Starting Point: Shining for each other, like the mystery of blue
 Viewpoint: Leader like Robinson hard to find
 Viewpoint: Spring breaks can lead to breakthroughs
 Catholic hospital organization signs accord with union
 Cover story: Exploring the biology of religious experience
 Cover story: Is God out there beyond the neurons?
 Cover story: The roots of liturgy
 Developing nations need peace and legal savvy, too
 EDITORIAL: We can repair the sanctuary
 Educator starts a place where children can give peace a chance
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 Moments in Time: Dancin’ the council away
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 New York revamps seminaries
 Perspective: Paper or plastic for those dire predictions?
 Starting Point: Goodness afoot but not hyped
 Television: Quality-challenged TV
 Tim Unsworth column: Rules against remarriage driving souls away
 Trial heightens tensions
 Viewpoint: A continent stressed to the breaking point
 Viewpoint: Loyalty within the clerical club matters most to Holy Office
 Books: Spirit of equality often permeates sacred texts
 Books: Two gentle, friendly, basic books
 Cover story: American author knew power of tattoos
 Cover story: Disappearing tattoos
 Cover story: Tattoos an ancient art
 EDITORIAL: Economics as if people matter
 EDITORIAL: Voices raised here can help East Timor rebuild
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 Jeannette Batz column: Impatient at God’s skill at matching
 Mourning death of migrants
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 Pope woos the East
 Rome sends mixed signals on Jesuit contributions
 Rosemary Radford Ruether column: Mandatum threatens covenant of respect
 Starting Point: Seeing with resurrection eyes
 Viewpoint: Palestinian right of return basic to peace
 Warring over military on campus
 A peacemaker’s birthday bash
 Books: Two cultures seen in shifting mirror
 Chittister cheered despite boycott
 Cover story: Indian Catholics’ task is rediscovering Jesus’ Asian face
 Cover story: Intolerance in India
 Cover story: Most bishops are of higher castes; most Catholics are not
 Cover story: Voices from Catholic India
 EDITORIAL: Solidarity with poor is key to vision
 Essay: A parable for today, if not tomorrow
 Full text of the statement of major superiors in Nigeria
 Haight silencing feeds theologians’ fears
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 Perspective: Bush’s Catholic-courting will backfire in hard times
 Robert F. Drinan column: Jesuits in an ancient land
 Salvadoran generals go to trial again
 School voucher advocates want ‘right to choose’
 South African bishops denounce abuse
 Starting Point: In the rain, grasped and held
 Storm of protest greets trade accord
 Viewpoint: Invitation demeans Notre Dame
 Viewpoint: Remembering the way out of the shadows
 At the Movies: In art’s service
 Cardinal Kasper balances values with reality
 Cover story: Summer Books: Secret no more
 Dispute in Atlanta over black Catholic schools
 EDITORIAL: We are not excused from trying
 Forensic expert under criminal investigation
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 Mourning bells to chime for pope’s visit
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 Old critiques surface in wake of school murder
 Perspective: Ask not what Joan can do for you
 Rome conference studies the media
 Starting Point: Precious days in the pasture
 Summer Books
 Summer Books: Author analyzes church’s wound of divided spirit, flesh
 Summer Books: Book lacks longer, tragic historical view
 Summer Books: Daughter: Dark snapshot not the whole picture
 Summer Books: Dreaming dreams in the Irish Bronx
 Summer Books: Funny, witty and fearless: I want to be a dame
 Summer Books: Meditations inspire but don’t stretch
 Summer Books: Mother: The cross of being seen as gods
 Summer Books: Ordained a priest in a catacombs church
 Summer Books: Reagan’s legacy and the claims of the true believers
 Summer Books: Struggle to find peace after killing
 Summer Books: Survey of current scholarship with diversity on the agenda
 Summer Books: To keep young adults, church can’t be ‘lazy monopoly
 Summer Books: Without forgiveness, evil wins
 Summer Books: Woman says first Mass in secret
 Turmoil follows school firings
 Vatican topics soft on reform
 Viewpoint: Kerrey regrets war’s unruliness but not war itself
 A kiss is still a kiss
 Cover story: He’s comin’ through
 Divisions over Christianity’s main event
 EDITORIAL: Silencing: old tactic that doesn’t work
 EDITORIAL: Understandable cold shoulder at U.N.
 Gramick: silencing inappropriate
 Honoring the Baptist
 In Paul’s footsteps, pope shows will for unity
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 Rich Heffern column: Tales of the sassafras trees
 Sometimes showing up is enough
 Starting Point: God’s blessing is our pleasure
 Testimony implicates military in bishop’s murder
 Viewpoint: McVeigh will meet unimaginable mercy
 Viewpoint: Paychecks with a justice payoff
 Viewpoint: We believe in death penalty but shrink from watching
 Books: Slavery is alive and well around the globe
 Books: The hidden industry of ‘hired help’
 Cover story: Contacts and sources
 Cover story: Global slave trade prospers
 Cover story: Who is a slave?
 East Timor struggles with freedom
 EDITORIAL: Bureaucrats upend liturgical renewal
 EDITORIAL: Now theologians, alone face the mandatum
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 Kris Berggren column: The joy of apprenticeship
 Lucker’s final certainty: God is here
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 New document replaces 35 years of liturgy work
 Rome finds sexual ethics errors in work of Spanish moralist
 Rosemary Radford Ruether column: Good marital sexuality mirrors the love of God
 Starting Point: What is that bread?
 Viewpoint: Midnight hour for Alaska’s coastal plain
 Appreciation: Msgr. Jack Egan: activist, reformer, a ‘city’s conscience’
 Bishops revise Catholic health care directives
 Books: Guide at the intersection of capital and chaos
 Cardinals debate church’s future
 Cover story: Artists use ancient crafts, modern technology
 Cover story: Jackson loves the feel of pen on page
 Cover story: Word by word
 EDITORIAL: Building a movement for all children
 EDITORIAL: Nuclear power industry -- dangerous to taxpayers
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 Jeannette Batz column: Methodical man, impatient woman mix it up in a garden
 Last Testament: ‘Use the gifts God gives’
 Liturgy document invoked as example
 Movies: On picket lines
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 Rome conference offers ‘new’ feminism
 SOA trespassers get six-month terms
 Starting Point: Obstacle ahead? Step on the gas!
 Viewpoint: Old family voices echo in pleas of the stranger
 At the Movies: Authenticity
 Black parish school shut out of league
 Books: Books for summer days
 Cover story: Fearful faith in end times novels
 Cover story: Piecing together Bibles’s puzzles
 Cover story: Separated as chaff from wheat
 Cover story: The Catholic approach to Revelation
 Down to the wire: the mandatum debate
 EDITORIAL: It’s time for a good national confession
 Gathering celebrates lay ministry in nation’s parishes
 Inside NCR: Of awards, humility and updates
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 Robert F. Drinan column: U.S. must make reparations for actions in Vietnam
 Special Report: Earth in the balance
 Special Report: The energy wake-up call
 Starting Point: A loving arm around me
 Vatican backpedals on reform while ‘good pope’ is on display
 Viewpoint: New fan of Dorothy Day neglects her values
 Who decides how faith should be taught?
 Bishops briefed on Palestinian issues
 Bishops’ conference approves directives
 Charting faith’s geography in rough-and-tumble history
 Confusion in Ukraine to greet papal visit
 Cover story: Getting out of abusive relationships
 Cover story: Immigrants frustrated by laws that take kids from home
 Cover story: Violence at home
 EDITORIAL: Global warming statement a lesson in prudence
 Experience in Rome marks new bishops
 Guatemalan officers found guilty of murder
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 Institute defenders reach pope
 Jeannette Batz column: Linking flesh and spirit glorifies both
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 Perspective: U.S. theology meeting signals broader vision
 Starting Point: Mr. Cato’s kamikaze kindness
 Television: Sopranos
 Theater: Guare the Obscure
 Viewpoint: Ecumenist calls Rome’s translation norms unrealistic, authoritarian
 Viewpoint: New sanctions proposal not much help to Iraqis