- Newsmaker: Boston Catholics- Mixed Response to Pope-s Visit
Pope John Paul has left for Guatemala after a week in Canada. In Toronto, 800,000 cheered when he confessed that his church-s sexual child-abuse scandal had caused -a deep sense of sadness and shame.- But Corey Dade of the Boston Globe says the reaction was a bit different in heavily Catholic Boston, the epicenter of the crisis of pedophile priests.
- Reporter's Notebook: Life in Mining Country
This weekend, the nation breathed a sigh of relief when nine coal miners were rescued alive 77 hours after an accident that trapped them almost 300 feet underground. Despite the horror of their ordeal, and the chance it might happen again, some of the men say they will return to their work in the mines. Kiki Delancey, author of Coal Miner-s Holiday, explains why as she gives us a look at the culture of life underground.
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