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Meet Dr. Gosnell—America’s #1 Serial Killer

By | 2017-05-16T16:19:38+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Deal W. Hudson Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer (Regnery Publishing, 2017) This is the most difficult book I've ever read, which has nothing to do with how it's written, organized, or argued. The difficulty arises, in part, from the ease of reading the prose of Ann [...]

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INSPIRING LIFE OF AN ABORTION SURVIVOR

By | 2017-04-12T20:23:21+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw  Melissa Ohden, You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir (Walden, NY: Plough Publishing House, 2017) Melissa Ohden's story begins with an attempt to kill her in her mother's womb. That is what brought her to Washington in September 2015 to testify before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She spoke along with [...]

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DEBUNKING ANTI-CATHOLIC HISTORY

By | 2017-03-20T17:45:45+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

William Doino Jr. Rodney Stark, Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History (Templeton Press, 2016) In the world of religious scholarship, few men are as respected as Rodney Stark. He is a sociologist by training, and now co-director of Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion. Among his best-known works are The Rise of Christianity: [...]

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CATHOLICS IN AMERICA

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:09+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Russell Shaw Russell Shaw, Catholics in America (Ignatius Press, 2016) Who says Catholics don't have a presence in today's American politics to match the presence they once had? It all depends on which Catholics—and what version of Catholicism—you have in mind. As their vice-presidential candidate for 2016 the Democrats offered us Tim Kaine, a Catholic senator [...]

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MOTHER ANGELICA’S EXTRAORDINARY WITNESS

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:12+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw Raymond Arroyo, Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy (New York: Image, 2016) In his previous biography on Mother Angelica, Raymond Arroyo brought us into personal contact with her extraordinary life. He took us through not only her remarkable accomplishments, but the seemingly insurmountable challenges she had to overcome in [...]

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MOTHER TERESA’S CRITICS UNDONE

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:15+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Thomas C. Reeves In 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified world-famous Mother Teresa. On September 4, she will be canonized. Bill Donohue, long-time president of the Catholic League, examined the extensive literature on the topic and discovered nothing that directly supported Mother Teresa's critics. Donohue, as always, is careful with his research (the footnoting is extensive), [...]

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HOW ABORTION BECAME FEMINISM’S HOLY GRAIL

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:19+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw Sue Ellen Browder, Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women's Movement (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2015)      Over the years, others have noted the hypocrisies of the so-called women's movement, as its self-appointed leaders abandoned broad principles of equality for a radical feminist ideology. Now Sue Ellen Browder offers a compelling [...]

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When the Pope Tried to Kill Hitler

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:25+00:00 December 18th, 2015|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak Pope Pius XII and the Nazis: far too many writers have wandered into this fascinating subject without bringing anything new to the table. Many of the late pope's critics have simply repeated information that appeared in already discredited books and articles, but even some supporters have done little more than parrot earlier accounts. [...]

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“The Unthinkable in the Twenty-First Century”

By | 2017-03-20T17:48:08+00:00 June 6th, 2015|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw George J. Marlin, Christian Persecutions in the Middle East: A 21st Century Tragedy (South Bend, Indiana: St. Augustine's Press, 2015) Bombarded as we are by daily news reports, we probably feel we know all we need to know about the unspeakable crimes being perpetrated virtually every day against innocent people – primarily Christians – [...]

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WOULD YOU BAPTIZE AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL?

By | 2017-03-20T17:49:10+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw Guy Consolmagno, S.J. and Paul Mueller, S.J., Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial … and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory  (New York: Image, 2014) "Science is God engaging with us." Thus do Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno and Jesuit Father Paul Mueller challenge – most effectively, in "Would You Baptize an [...]

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