The National Catholic Review

August 16, 2004

Vol. 191 No. 4Whole No. 4659

Editorials

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. The Sudanese government has stood by as Arab Janjaweed militias engaged in the systematic destruction of Darfurian villages and water sources.

Articles

My Conscience, My Vote
David R. Obey
Politics and the Parish
Vincent J. Miller

Books and Culture

Books
From Punch Ball to Hardball
Joseph A. OHare

In this richly documented and thoroughly engaging memoir, Joseph A. Califano Jr.

Books
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

Books
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

Columns and Departments

The Word
All God's People

Dianne Bergant

The Word
Blowhards

Dianne Bergant

Faith in Focus
Lourdes Diary

James Martin, SJ

Of Many Things
Of Many Things

George M. Anderson

Poem
Resistance Fantasies

Diane Thiel

Letters
Letters

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