Book Review

PEERING INSIDE THE VATICAN

By |2024-03-21T11:26:45-04:00March 21st, 2024|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Mary Ann Glendon Mary Ann Glendon, In the Courts of Three Popes: An American Lawyer and Diplomat in the Last Absolute Monarchy of the West (Penguin Random House Image Books, 2024) Veteran Vatican journalist John Allen once wrote, after years of observing the Holy See, that "You could make a pretty good case that your odds [...]

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REVITALIZING CATHOLICISM IN AMERICA

By |2024-03-21T11:46:31-04:00October 19th, 2023|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Msgr. Robert J. Batule Russell Shaw and David Byers, Revitalizing Catholicism in America (Our Sunday Visitor, 2023) Authors Russell Shaw and David Byers in their new book Revitalizing Catholicism in America (Our Sunday Visitor, 2023) present evidence for the nation's largest religious body to be in a decline. To revitalize Catholicism in America, they say, we [...]

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WAR ON VIRTUE

By |2023-05-18T14:30:22-04:00May 18th, 2023|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Bill Donohue, War on Virtue: How the Ruling Class Is Killing the American Dream (Sophia Institute Press, 2023) This book is about the making of the American dream and attempts to thwart it by the ruling class. Having studied why some people are a success, as measured by educational and economic achievement, I came [...]

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THE COMING CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION

By |2023-04-21T13:39:53-04:00April 21st, 2023|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Thomas D. Williams Thomas D. Williams, The Coming Christian Persecution:Why Things are Getting Worse and What You Can Do About It (Sophia Institute Press, 2023) Christian persecution is the sleeper story of the decade. It is perhaps the most newsworthy and least reported of any phenomenon in the world today. Let me begin with an example. [...]

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THE TRUTH ABOUT CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE: CLARIFYING THE FACTS AND THE CAUSES

By |2022-02-07T16:27:10-05:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue When the clergy sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is discussed, the focus is usually on the two principal parties to it, namely the molesting priests and their enabling bishops. In my new book, The Truth About Clergy Sexual Abuse: Clarifying The Facts And The Causes, I call this Scandal I. It is [...]

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BATTLE OF THE TEXTBOOKS

By |2021-09-21T13:49:28-04:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Mike McDonald As the new school year begins, what children learn has become one of the biggest flash points in the culture war. From curricula to textbooks in elementary schools to high schools and beyond, these are now battlegrounds hotly contested by activist mobs and parents. So, with this as our backdrop, the Catholic League decided [...]

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THE HISTORIC ROLE OF 20th CENTURY POPES

By |2020-05-18T16:24:22-04:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Russell Shaw, Eight Popes and the Crisis of Modernity (Ignatius Press) Today we turn on the Internet to do our research. Those researching the Catholic Church would find their job easier if they simply called Russell Shaw. Not for nothing do I call him a walking encyclopedia of the Catholic Church. Shaw has done [...]

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THE WESTERN WORLD IS DEEPLY TROUBLED

By |2019-10-31T14:02:43-04:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Robert Cardinal Sarah, The Day Is Now Far Spent (Ignatius Press) Many observers have commented on the decline of Western civilization, but among Catholic students of this subject, no one captures the essence of what has happened better than Robert Cardinal Sarah. What makes his analysis so potent is that he is not of [...]

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HOW TO KEEP FROM LOSING YOUR MIND

By |2019-10-31T13:40:53-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Deal W. Hudson Deal W. Hudson, How To Keep From Losing Your Mind: Educating Yourself Classically to Resist Cultural Indoctrination (TAN Books) What I call losing your mind is not about those moments when you throw up your hands in disgust, it's about losing your mind to a lie. When you buy into a false worldview, [...]

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MAKING THE TORAH COME ALIVE

By |2019-07-22T19:56:11-04:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible: GENESIS, God, Creation, and Destruction (Regnery Faith) I have known Dennis Prager for decades. He is not only a friend, he is one of the most brilliant, logical thinkers of our time. An Orthodox Jew, he is a cultural conservative who has much to impart. He is also courageous. [...]

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