Papers, Essays and Research

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...]

Catholic Left Has Lost Its Moorings

May 19, 2009

Bill Donohue May 2009 Throughout American history, there has been an uneasy relationship between those on the left side of the political spectrum who are religious,  and those who are secular. It has been obvious that the two groups share the same politics, but just as obvious has been their point of departure—the origin of their values is quite... [Read more...]

Busy on All Fronts

April 19, 2009

William Donohue April 2009 Last December I wrote a president’s desk piece titled, “Culture War Ready to Explode.” I predicted that the election of Barack Obama would occasion a fierce battle between traditionalists and modernists, and that was because many of those in the latter category will “see in his victory a golden opportunity to wage... [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...]

Moral Basis of the Financial Crisis

March 22, 2009

William Donohue March 2009 On December 18, Pope Benedict XVI told 11 new ambassadors to the Vatican that economic development and financial policies must be based on firm ethical grounds. This was not a throw-away statement: the pope has long understood that at the root of contemporary political, economic and social problems is a cultural collapse.... [Read more...]

Human Rights Stood on Its Head

March 19, 2009

William Donohue March 2009 On January 23, President Barack Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy that barred federal funds from being used to promote or perform abortions overseas. He was immediately congratulated by every pro-abortion organization in the nation. The next day he won their plaudits again when he said that “It is time that we end the... [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...]

Some Really Love Abortion

January 19, 2009

William Donohue January-February 2009 The pro-life movement knows that 2009 will test its reserve more than ever before. It is an appropriate time, then, to consider what we’re up against. Most of those in favor of “choice” don’t have the courage to complete the sentence. The “choice” they support does not entail choosing between chocolate... [Read more...]

Culture War Ready to Explode

December 31, 2008

William Donohue December 2008 We have been in the throes of a culture war for the past half-century, but never has it been more imperative to buckle your seat belts until now. Quite frankly, the culture war is about to explode. The culture war pits traditionalists against modernists. To be more specific, it pits those who ascribe to the timeless values... [Read more...]

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