On the principle that something is better than nothing at all, this month’s digest will once again be a simple listing of titles and authors of stories appearing in the Aug/Sept 2008 issue of the Catholic Worker.
Any hyperlinks below are to related information on the web and not to the article in the paper.
- What My Father Told Me [About War] – David Mc Reynolds
- You Do the Military Math by Tanya Theriault & Matt Vogel – Related material at Project on Youth and Non-Military Opportunities (http://www.projectyano.org/).
- Roland D’Arcangelo, 1943-2008 (Obituary)
- Book Review: The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers by Jane Guskin and David Wilson. Reviewed by Grace Yukich.
- CW Book List. My WorldCat.org version at http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/CatholicWorkerDigest/lists/499609.
- Agents of Change by Al Fritsch. Book may be downloaded at http://www.earthhealing.info/rtc.html.
- First Do No Harm [Torture] by Bill Griffin. Report referenced in article is available at http://brokenlives.info/?page_id=69.
- The Church & the “Dirty War” [Argentina] by Jerry Ryan. See some of the US State Departments files on the disappearance for Fr. Mauricio Silva from their Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Reading Room.
- William P. Ford, 1936-2008 (Obituary)
- Book Review: See You in Court: How the Right Made America a Lawsuit Nation, by Thomas Geoghegan. Reviewed by Lawrence Joseph.
As far as I know, the text and woodcut graphics of the Catholic Worker are not available on-line. If you would like the full text of an article that I mention here, I have three suggestions:
1) Try to borrow the article through Interlibrary Loan.
2) Contact the archivist for the CW at Marquette University:
Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Raynor Memorial Libraries
1355 W. Wisconsin Ave, PO Box 3141
Milwaukee, WI 53201-3141
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