The National Catholic Review

August 16, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 4Whole No. 4659


Refugees: Darfur and Beyond

The disaster unfolding in the Darfur region of Sudan shines a spotlight once again on the plight of refugees and internally displaced persons.


My Conscience, My Vote
David R. Obey

I was raised a Catholic. I know in my bones that I would not hold the views I hold today if it were not for the values I learned in Catholic school.

Diet for a Small Planet? Fat Chance
Stephen F. Gambescia

As I was hurrying through a popular bookstore during the winter holiday rush, my attention was caught by the cover of a prominently displayed book, Hope’s Edge: The Next Diet for a Small

Politics and the Parish
Vincent J. Miller

When we think about politics and the parish, we generally think about policy advocacyfor example, the pre-election-year statements of the U.S.

Oppressors for Justice
Ellen Rufft

As I get older, I continue to discover that many of the beliefs I cherished as a child were not really truths.

Books and Culture

The First Families
Pheme Perkins
One might approach this book as a field guide to the multiple species of church or early Christian assembly to be found in the New Testam
Amorous Concerns
James S. Torrens
With these two books of translated sonnets, one under its own label and one through a subsidiary, Farrar, Straus and Giroux tightens its
From Punch Ball to Hardball
Joseph A. OHare
In this richly documented and thoroughly engaging memoir, Joseph A. Califano Jr.

Columns and Departments

The Word
Dianne Bergant
The Word
All God's People
Dianne Bergant
Faith in Focus
Lourdes Diary
James Martin, SJ
Seven days at Massabieille: Part Two
Of Many Things
Of Many Things
George M. Anderson
Resistance Fantasies
Diane Thiel
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