Book Reviews

Deal Hudson: Onward, Christian Soldiers

By | March 19th, 2008|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

March, 2008 Deal Hudson discusses his book. Onward, Christian Soldiers: The Growing Political Power of Catholics and Evangelicals in the United States, Simon & Schuster, March 11, 2008 There have many books about the so-called Religious Right in American politics. What makes Onward, Christian Soldiers distinctive is my exploration of its Catholic dimension. What is usually [...]

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Dinesh D’Souza: What’s So Great About Christianity

By | December 19th, 2007|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

December 2007 Dinesh D'Souza, a member of the Catholic League's board of advisors, is the author of the recently published book, What's So Great About Christianity. Bill Donohue spoke to him by phone about his new book. Here is an excerpt of their conversation: Bill: You talk about the resurgence  of atheism at the same time [...]

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Donald Dietrich: Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition

By | October 19th, 2007|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

Donald Dietrich October, 2007 Donald J. Dietrich, Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition. Transaction Publishers: To order, call (888) 999-6778. Reviewed by Kenneth D. Whitehead Hardly anyone disagrees today about how bad Hitler and the Nazi regime were for the world. Besides unleashing World War II, Hitler had plans to exterminate entire peoples—plans which he proceeded [...]

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Arthur Brooks: Who Really Cares

By | September 19th, 2007|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

September, 2007 Reviewed by William Donohue. Every now and then I read a book that makes me want to stand up and cheer. The latest entry is Who Really Caresby Arthur C. Brooks, professor of public administration at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. We've become e-mail "pen pals," and I'm happy to [...]

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Patrick M. Garry: Wrestling with God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion

By | July 19th, 2006|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

By William A. Donohue “I spent twenty years looking for a government that I could overthrow without being thrown in jail. I finally found one in the Catholic church.” That is how Frances Kissling, the president of Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), explained her mission to a reporter from the magazine, Mother Jones. As the [...]

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Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury

By | June 19th, 2006|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

by William Donohue (Catalyst, June 2006) American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury   by Kevin Phillips  Viking, 480 pp., $26.95   Remember when presidential candidate George W. Bush was asked in 1999 to name his favorite philosopher, and he named Jesus? For the secularists—those men and women who [...]

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Joseph A. Varacalli: The Catholic Experience in America

By | April 19th, 2006|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

by Kenneth D. Whitehead (4/2006)   The Catholic Experience in America by Joseph A. Varacalli Greenwood Publishing Group, 12-30-05  The Greenwood Press is currently publishing a valuable series of books on "The American Religious Experience." The books in the series are intended to be basic reference books, possibly even textbooks, on the subjects they cover. At the [...]

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Ronald J. Rychlak: Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII and the Catholic Church Saved Half a Million Jews from the Nazis

By | April 19th, 2006|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

by Eugene J. Fisher (Catalyst 4/2006) Patrick J. Gallo, editor, Pius XII, the Holocaust and the Revisionists: Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co, 2006. 218 pages. PB. NP. Sister Margherita Marchione, Crusade of Charity: Pius XII and POW's (1939-1945). New York: Paulist Press, 2006. 284 pages. Ronald J. Rychlak, Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII and the [...]

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Patrick J. Gallo, Ed.: Pius XII, the Holocaust and the Revisionists: Essays

By | April 19th, 2006|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

by Eugene J. Fisher (Catalyst 4/2006) Patrick J. Gallo, editor, Pius XII, the Holocaust and the Revisionists: Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co, 2006. 218 pages. PB. NP. Sister Margherita Marchione, Crusade of Charity: Pius XII and POW's(1939-1945). New York: Paulist Press, 2006. 284 pages. Ronald J. Rychlak, Righteous Gentiles: How Pius XII and the Catholic Church saved Half [...]

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Raymond Arroyo: Mother Angelica: The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles

By | October 19th, 2005|Categories: Book Reviews, White Papers and Essays|

(Catalyst, October 2005) Like most Catholics, I know Mother Angelica through EWTN (Eternal World Television Network). Now, thanks to Ray Arroyo's inspiring portrait of her, I know her much better. The subtitle of Mother Angelica accurately reads, The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles. Yes, it is all that and more—it is a [...]

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