And our politicians need a brain transplant. Universal health care is the most compassionate option we have, argues a Catholic doctor, and it’s the smartest, most economical solution as well.
Families separated. Millions left for dead. Do we share some of the blame?
Patrick Mwnyamahord knows where his father is buried because a neighbor showed him that small place. What he doesn't know is how his father got there, and there was no one he could safely ask, not then. Twelve years ago he and his family made one of a series of sudden escapes from the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into nearby Burundi. On this particular exodus his father was too ill to travel and the family had to leave him.
By Mary Christine Athans (Orbis, 2013)
New laws restricting voting rights hit African Americans and the poor particularly hard. That, of course, is no coincidence.
Camera Obscura (4AD, 2013)
By Garry Wills (Viking, 2013)
By Faythe Levine & Sam Macon (Radar Studios, 2013)
Here are some interesting new book releases:
Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom
By Marge Fenelon
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