Book Reviews

Deal Hudson: Onward, Christian Soldiers

March 19, 2008

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... [Read more...]

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

December 19, 2007

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 that... [Read more...]

Donald Dietrich: Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition

October 19, 2007

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... [Read more...]

Arthur Brooks: Who Really Cares

September 19, 2007

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... [Read more...]

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

July 19, 2006

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 record shows, her rhetoric... [Read more...]

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

June 19, 2006

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... [Read more...]

Joseph A. Varacalli: The Catholic Experience in America

April 19, 2006

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... [Read more...]

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

April 19, 2006

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... [Read more...]

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

April 19, 2006

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... [Read more...]

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

October 19, 2005

(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... [Read more...]

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