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HOLLYWOOD AND HITLER

By | November 1st, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw Ben Urwand, The Collaboration: Hollywood's Pact with Hitler (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013) It's quite easy – and quite morally offensive – for those safely removed in time and place from the horrors of Hitler's genocide to point fingers of blame at others – the German people, the Holy [...]

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CATHOLICISM’S RISE, FALL, AND UNCERTAIN FUTURE

By | September 10th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

KENNETH D. WHITEHEAD Russell Shaw, American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2013). This new book of Russell Shaw’s on the “American Church” is the best available current account that you are likely to find describing what the Catholic Church in America has become today [...]

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MYTHS ABOUT CHRISTIAN NON-PERSECUTION

By | July 25th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Robert Royal At the present moment, Christians are the most widely persecuted religious group in the world. They are forbidden normal freedom to practice or attacked for explicitly religious reasons in Muslim countries from Algeria across North Africa, throughout the Middle East, into Pakistan and Indonesia. In other countries, such as China, Christians of various kinds [...]

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MODERN MARTYRDOM

By | June 7th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Patrick J. McNamara, Ph.D. Paul Marshall, Lela Gilbert and Nina Shea, Persecuted: The Global Assault on Christians (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 2013). “The blood of martyrs is the seed of Christianity,” wrote the author Tertullian in the third century A.D. Tertullian was writing as the early Church was being persecuted by the Roman emperors. Today when we [...]

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A MORE EXCELLENT WAY

By | May 6th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Patrick J. McNamara, Ph.D. George Weigel, Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century Church (New York: Basic Books, 2013). No one doubts the need for deep reform in the Church, but few agree on how to go about it. George Weigel, one of our foremost Catholic intellectuals, offers a comprehensive reform proposal transcending the liberal [...]

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STATE OF RELIGION IN 2013

By | March 6th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Frank Newport, God is Alive and Well, Gallup Press Gallup has been probing the status of religion in America since the 1940s, and has done some of the finest work of any survey house in the nation. This book is the work of Frank Newport, Gallup Editor-in-Chief. As readers of Catalyst know, I hold [...]

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BEARING WITNESS TO THE COMMUNION OF SAINTS

By | January 30th, 2013|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Candace de Russy Colleen Carroll Campbell, My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual Memoir, Image. At a time in our culture of rampant secularism, anomie, and hedonic self-absorption, Colleen Carroll Campbell’s My Sisters the Saints is a rarity, insofar as it concerns her quest to find and fulfill her identity as a Christian woman, or what Blessed [...]

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WELCOME NEW HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | December 18th, 2012|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Kenneth D. Whitehead James Hitchcock, History of the Catholic Church: From the Apostolic Age to the Third Millennium, Ignatius Press. This is a book that we have needed for a good while now: it is a one-volume history of the Catholic Church which goes back to the very beginning and brings everything up to date. We [...]

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THE EVOLVING AMERICAN EXPERIMENT

By | June 26th, 2012|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Joseph A. Varacalli, Ph.D. Stephen M. Krason, The Transformation of the American Democratic Republic. Transaction Publishers, 2012. To order visit www.transactionpub.com or call 1-888-999-6778. American civilization is in the midst of a cultural and political crisis of unprecedented proportions. The crisis is multi-faceted with all its aspects interrelated and mutually shaping. One facet involves the expansion [...]

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BOGUS CHARGES AGAINST PRIESTS ABOUND

By | March 7th, 2012|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rev. Michael P. Orsi Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, The Fraud, The Stories by David F. Pierre, Jr., Mattapoisett, Massachusetts: www.TheMediaReport.com David Pierre is one of the country’s leading observers of the Catholic Church abuse narrative. In Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, the Fraud, the Stories, he presents case studies backed by hard data [...]

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