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 Cover story: ‘Evil, be thou my good’
 Cover story: The snake coiled deep in our hearts
 EDITORIAL: Ignoring evidence of global warming a risky gamble
 EDITORIAL: Lay alternative to closing parishes
 Gregory Pierce column: Blessings found in coworkers and schedules
 Illuminations: Famed scholar has never been one for diplomacy
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 Olympic torchbearer spotlights labor abuses
 St. John’s starts afresh near ground zero
 Starting Point: The wealth of hearing, speaking and knowing love
 Television: Two weeks in the war
 Vatican, Brazilian group to reconcile
 Viewpoint: In praise of the civilizing obsession of cricket
 Boston cardinal offers apology to sex abuse victims
 Cover story: Fr. Brown on blacks and whites
 Cover story: Moving toward ‘racial sobriety’
 Cover story: Program unearths, heals racism
 Cover story: The color line: The third rail of American culture
 EDITORIAL: Military spending threatens nation’s priorities
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 Ministries: Church universality discovered in service
 Ministries: Globalization of a different sort
 Ministries: Hope that transforms
 Ministries: Order still serving marginalized after 80 years
 Ministries: Texas couple finds peace aiding refugees
 Ministries: U.S. bishops urge action to aid mission of African church
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 Opus Dei prestige on display at centenary event
 Pastoral stirs protest
 Perspective: Grand old folks borne along on faith
 Special Section: Ministries
 Starting Point: Learning wisdom through living it
 Theater: Transcendence found in a ‘Fools’ Mass’
 Viewpoint: On Mearth, our stars aren’t cut out for journalism
 At the Movies: Epic lives
 Books: Healing the wounds of injustice and war
 Cover story: Letters from prison
 Cover story: Philip Berrigan: An unrepentant radical who has spent years behind bars
 Cover story: When lives of conviction lead to prison
 EDITORIAL: Enron fall shows sorry state of politics
 EDITORIAL: Hennesseys remind us of U.S. complicity
 Essay: The hero is us
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 Maybe he isn’t real but he’s almost a saint
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 Rosemary Radford Ruether column: Media reports on unity in war effort not reflected in reality
 Starting Point: A place to ponder, then get out, move on
 Telling the story of a brutal time
 Vatican, Brazil traditionalist group end schism
 Viewpoint: Ratzinger explains how condemnation was right then, wrong now
 Cover story: Together for prayer despite debate
 Cover story: Under the big prayer tent in Assisi
 EDITORIAL: It’s time for more than apologies
 Former priest convicted of abuse
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 Lenten series Liminial space: Days without answers in a narrow space
 Moments in Time: Words of power
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 Perspective: Celebrating an elder in King’s mode
 Special Section: Spring Books
 Spring Books: A house on the rock
 Spring Books: A vision to breathe life into parishes
 Spring Books: An odd collection of catholic classics
 Spring Books: Author unveils what makes us human: death
 Spring Books: Book takes on papal anti-Semitism
 Spring Books: Church is an agent for progress
 Spring Books: Controlling corporate power
 Spring Books: Mary shares her stories
 Spring Books: Traveling the world for a spiritual ideal
 Spring Books: Troubling tension brings drama to history of social ethics
 Starting Point: Aimless, yet creative flight
 The word made fresh New thinkers: Can mystics matter?
 U.S. under fire for treatment of detainees
 Viewpoint: Missile defense needed in a dangerous world
 ‘The territories are not Israel’
 Analysis: Brazil deal viewed with suspicion
 Clerical sexual abuse scandal widens in Boston archdiocese
 Cover story: At 89, still tackling injustice
 Cover story: Salvaging good, salvaging lives
 Demetria Martinez column: American flag belongs to dissenters, too
 EDITORIAL: Leading us to a war with no end
 EDITORIAL: Naming corporate theft for what it is
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 Lenten Series Liminal Space: Giving up control in life’s second half
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 Starting Point: Home in Annie’s sacred space
 Support grows for soldiers refusing to serve in occupation
 Television: The one and only
 Theater: Life and light in midst of suffering
 Viewpoint: Out of the crib, onto the cross
 Viewpoint: Self-reliance takes Winnebago nation far in 10 years
 America on the Tiber: U.S. Catholics of all walks make imprints on Rome
 Books: God in the arena
 Cover story: One in sorrow
 Diana L. Hayes column: Black Catholic history: surviving, against odds, as a people of faith
 EDITORIAL: Overzealous secrecy threatens democracy
 Hungry in America
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 Jeannette Batz column: Clearing the clutter of a basement, a soul
 Lenten Series Liminal Space: We need transformation, not false transcendence
 Marchers spotlight growing scrutiny of Florida death penalty
 Meals create community for homeless women
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 News Analysis: Social conservatives kept to the kiddie table
 Perspective: Reviving an after-death ritual
 Poverty Quiz
 Starting Point: Accept what God offers
 Tim Unsworth column: Where coaches are canonized -- and earn millions
 War budget crowds out domestic spending
 America on the Tiber: Americans shake up Roman academic scene
 Clinic’s services don’t stop at medicine
 Cover story: A history scarred by ethnic violence
 Cover story: BURUNDI DIARY
 EDITORIAL: Put the poor back on the national agenda
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 Lenten Series Liminal Space: We should ask why few transformations happen in church
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 Perspective: Pope ignores wisdom from lived reality
 Religious Life: Books: Celibacy is keystone of religious life
 Religious Life: Commentary: Plea for vocations is like praying for rain in a deluge
 Religious Life: From many, one voice for justice
 Religious Life: From Texas to the world
 Religious Life: Hope remains for the unheralded brothers of God
 Religious Life: Order ceding work to African church
 Robert F. Drinan column: Enron collapses under the sin of avarice
 Special section: Religious Life
 Starting Point: Blessings from unlikely people
 Stretched to the limit
 ‘We must be ceaselessly on guard’
 America on the Tiber: Round tables in Rome’s religious life
 Appreciation: Margaret Traxler lived her passion for justice
 At the Movies: War and Family
 Catholics grapple with scandal at parish forum
 Cover story: Reform’s ignored goal: marriage promotion
 Cover story: Struggling to get out of the welfare way of life
 Cover story: Welfare reform
 Cover story: Welfare reform - at a glance
 EDITORIAL: A just peace is more sensible than militarism
 EDITORIAL: Some children are being left behind
 Holy Land fund undercut by name confusion
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 Joan Chittister column: Remember when discussion of public policies was mark of a great democracy?
 Lenten Series Liminal Space: Lent is a time to listen to our lives
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 Papal contender has passion for poor
 Popular Chicago priest vows to resist transfer
 Protesters demand that church hear abuse victims
 Starting Point: Bearing the lightness of being
 Theater: Finding God through longing and darkness
 Two more scholars censured by Rome
 Viewpoint: Myth of Israel’s ‘generous offer’ damages truth, peace
 Actress, composer honored for tales of nuns that ring true
 America on the Tiber: Bringing get-it-done spirit to the curia
 Books: A wicked priest and a shattered marriage
 Cover story: FALL FROM GRACE
 Cuba: Cold War pawn and sanctions target still fascinates
 EDITORIAL: Anti-Islam slurs remind Catholics of the past
 EDITORIAL: Sex abuse scandal: Time for a full accounting
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 Kris Berggren column: Offer up a missed snack for world’s hungry
 Lent Series Liminal Space: Religious life has been ‘totally co-opted’
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 Priest says he’s innocent, fights for his job
 Robert F. Drinan column: Time to demand full disclosure on U.S. war policy
 Starting Point: Finding things good and human
 Viewpoint: Mystery of ‘church’ can happen anywhere
 Appreciation: Intimate life with God is our destiny, Fr. Diekmann told us
 Books: Books illuminate U.S. values in law, life
 Cover story: St. Anthony Parish
 Easter Liminal Space: The tomb as liminal space: Some contemporary versions
 EDITORIAL: Challenging administration’s secrecy
 EDITORIAL: Vatican may retrench, but church changing anyway
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 Jeannette Batz column: New and old ways into universal truths
 Liturgical document ‘a disabling blow,’ Anglican says
 Moments in Time: ‘Medieval’ -- or just human?
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 Polish prelate accused of sexual abuse
 Special Report: Analysis: Failed lives, lost faith and aching hearts
 Special Report: Parishioners, priests search for solutions
 Special Report: Pressure over abuse cases mounts
 Special Report: Sex abuse scandal hits Los Angeles
 Starting Point: Aspire to rage like Jesus
 Study reveals women’s decision-making roles in church
 Viewpoint: Teacher quality critical to education reform
 America on the Tiber: Political factors increase embassy’s stature
 At the Movies: Looking back
 Catholic Education: From stories, hints of transcendence
 Catholic Education: Schools restore God’s garden
 Catholic Education: Sealed with the gift of the Spirit
 Catholic Education: Step in a process of faith initiation
 Catholic Education: To mend rift U.S. church needs to embrace gifts of Latinos
 Diana L. Hayes column: Faith of enslaved Africans found truth at Christianity’s core
 EDITORIAL: Scandal’s cure lies in tackling deeper issues
 Essay: The crucified people: A Holy Week meditation
 Future of nonviolent protest said to hinge on appeal to high court
 Greek Orthodox to convene summit of monotheistic faiths
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 Leader of liturgical commission resigns
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 Rome’s no doesn’t stop Mass at New Ways conference
 Speakers laud momentum against executions
 Special section: Catholic Education
 Starting Point: Martincito’s trust in God
 Viewpoint: Message from a little girl’s collage
 Viewpoint: With his fighting spirit, Joe performed miracles
 Destruction on the streets of Bethlehem
 Easter: Alleluia
 EDITORIAL: An urgent plea: Help stop stoning of Nigerian woman
 EDITORIAL: Beyond war, daring to think of foreign aid
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 Perspective: Where the People of God feel safe
 Sex Abuse Crisis: Documents provoke criticism of cardinal
 Sex Abuse Crisis: National crisis draws attention to local abuse cases
 Sex Abuse Crisis: Nebraska prelate rebukes Catholics for critical letters to newspaper
 Sex Abuse Crisis: Pressure mounts for Law’s resignation
 Sex Abuse Crisis: Vatican defends church’s handling of sexual abuse accusations
 Starting Point: Ready for spring
 Tim Unsworth column: Stuck in rectory with a curmudgeon and a bishop’s ghost
 Viewpoint: Scandal tests faith, but we still believe
 Viewpoint: Time for U.S. to examine friendship with Israel