Papers, Essays and Research

When the Pope Tried to Kill Hitler

November 16, 2015

Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler by Mark Riebling Basic Books, New York, 2015 375 pages, $29.99. 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... [Read more...]

Movie on Child Rape in Hollywood Overlooked

November 6, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on November 6, 2015. In the run-up to the November 6 debut of “Spotlight,” movie reviewers hailed it as an eye-opening account of the sexual abuse scandal that occurred in the Boston Archdiocese. But Hollywood has no interest in turning its cameras on itself, which is why the... [Read more...]

Playboy Wins the World Over With Corruption

October 13, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on October 13, 2015. If they want to keep their jobs, the girls at Playboy have to put their clothes back on (or at least their pants). As reported in the Oct. 13 edition of  The New York Times, that is the considered judgment of the magazine’s executives; even founder Hugh Hefner... [Read more...]

Bill Maher, Ann Coulter Lead Pack of Crazies Against the Pope

September 29, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on September 28, 2015. What do Ann Coulter and the Westboro Baptist Church have in common? Both are obscene anti-Catholics. Indeed, they are the worst of Pope Francis’ vile critics to emerge during his visit to the United States. Coulter tweeted last week that the Catholic Church... [Read more...]

War on Boy Scouts Will Continue

July 29, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on July 29, 2015. On July 27, Robert M. Gates, president of the Boy Scouts of America, announced that the National Executive Board ratified a resolution ending the ban on openly gay adult leaders and employees. He admitted that the new policy was necessitated by “social, political,... [Read more...]

Let’s Have an Honest Discussion About Bruce Jenner

June 3, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on June 3, 2015. Only a cruel person would wish Bruce Jenner ill will now that he has morphed into Caitlyn Jenner. Hopefully, he is now at peace with himself. Assuming he is, what are the chances he will stay that way? Regrettably, they are not good. Worse, the glamorization of his condition... [Read more...]

Church needs to change its style, not its teachings

May 21, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by the Asbury Park Press on May 21, 2015. The most important thing that can be done to revitalize the Catholic Church is to study what has worked and then clone it nationwide. To be explicit, in terms of getting more priests and nuns, the models we need to emulate are those dioceses and orders of... [Read more...]

New York Times Undervalues Women

May 7, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on May 7, 2015. “Catholicism Undervalues Women” was the title of an article in yesterday’s New York Times by columnist Frank Bruni. He should be careful about throwing the first stone: the Times has a notorious record of undervaluing women. Indeed, it worked hard to deny... [Read more...]

Appalling Lack of Concern for Persecuted Christians

April 29, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on April 29, 2015. “Why Doesn’t the left Advocate for Persecuted Christians?” That is the question recently raised by Lucia Annunziata in the Italian edition of the Huffington Post (click here for the piece by Andrea Gagliarducci on her article).  Annunziata is a courageous... [Read more...]

Achieving Health, Happiness, and Heaven

March 4, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on March 4, 2015 We all want to be healthy, happy, and make it to heaven; even atheists who do not believe in heaven would prefer they enter the pearly gates if given only two choices. Who are the most likely, and the least likely, to achieve the Three H’s of health, happiness,... [Read more...]

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