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


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

Books and Culture

From Punch Ball to Hardball
Joseph A. OHare
In this richly documented and thoroughly engaging memoir, Joseph A. Califano Jr.
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

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