Book Reviews


November 28, 2012

Fr. Robert Sirico “Freedom rightly understood is not a license to behave like spoiled adolescents but rather the noble birthright of creatures made in the image of God,” says Fr. Robert Sirico in his new book Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy. “As long as we refuse to sell this birthright for a mess of materialist pottage,... [Read more...]

Books of Interest

May 19, 2009

Catholic League May 2009 Recently, there have been quite a few books published that may be of interest to Catholic League members. In many cases, the publishing house is not big and it is therefore easy to overlook them. That is why we decided to give the following books a push: all deserve more attention than they have received thus far. The New Ecumenism:... [Read more...]

Engaging an Alien World

May 19, 2009

Kathryn Jean Lopez May 2009  American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile by Richard John Neuhaus (New York: Basic Books, 2009) To order call 1-800-343-4499 or order online at In the late Father Richard John Neuhaus’s American Babylon, the author cites his friend, the late Avery Cardinal Dulles, whose funeral at St. Patrick’s... [Read more...]

Psychology’s Religion Problem

April 19, 2009

Pauline Magee-Egan April 2009 Psychology’s War on Religion, edited by Nicholas Cummings, et al. (Phoenix, Arizona: Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, 2009) Order online at or call 1-800-666-2211 The editors of this important volume have assembled the writings of various experts to comment on several religions and the impact of psychology’s... [Read more...]

Treason of the Intellectuals

January 19, 2009

Joseph A. Varacalli January-February 2009 Anne Hendershott, Status Envy: The Politics of Catholic Higher Education, Transaction Publishers In a recent e-mail sent to me, a distinguished Catholic priest and well-known mover and shaker in Catholic circles made reference to “the forty years war (1965-2005) for the Catholic Church in America that was... [Read more...]

The Tragedy of Population Control

December 19, 2008

Susan A. Fani December 2008 Steven Mosher, Population Control: Real Costs, Illusory Benefits, Transaction Publishers Matthew Connelly, Fatal Misconception: The Struggle to Control World Population, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press Steven W. Mosher’s book explains the tragedy of the population control movement and the need to prevent... [Read more...]

Hitler’s Real Religious Advisor

October 19, 2008

William Doino, Jr. October 2008 Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam by David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann (Random House)   Two years ago, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an address in Regensburg, Germany on the relationship between faith and reason. That speech, which challenged elements of the Islamic world, created a firestorm... [Read more...]

A Catholic Bishop Shows the Way

September 19, 2008

Kenneth D. Whitehead September 2008 Chaput, Charles J., O.F.M. Cap., Render Unto Caesar: Catholic Witness and American Public Life, New York: Doubleday, 2008. Denver Archbishop Charles J. Chaput is one of the American Catholic bishops today who most nearly approximates the ideal of what the Second Vatican Council said that a Catholic bishop ought to... [Read more...]

Hahn & Wiker: Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God

July 19, 2008

Reviewed by Mike Sullivan July-August 2008 THE THREAT OF THE NEW ATHEISM Scott Hahn & Benjamin Wiker: Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God, Emmaus Road Publishing Is it time to crack down on religion? After all, religion is responsible for all the trouble in the world, isn’t it? The September 11 attacks were in the... [Read more...]

Arthur Brooks: Gross National Happiness

June 19, 2008

Reviewed by Bill Donohue June 2008 ROOT CAUSES OF HAPPINESS Q: “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who is the Happiest of Them All?” A: You are. That’s right, in general, those who are the most likely to be reading this article are the happiest of them all. The obverse is also true: The odds are that those who would never read anything associated the... [Read more...]

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