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DEBUNKING POPULAR ANTI-CATHOLIC LIES

By |2018-11-26T21:04:00+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw Gerard Verschuuren, Ph.D., Forty Anti-Catholic Lies: A Myth-Busting Apologist Sets The Record Straight (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2018) "There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church," Bishop Fulton J. Sheen famously said, "but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to [...]

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ELITES IMPOSE WESTERN VALUES ON AFRICA

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue The arrogance of Western elites should never be underestimated, and this is especially true of their vision for affecting change in the developing world. While they decry as ethnocentric the beliefs of many patriotic Americans—they are uncomfortable with those who see America as the greatest country on earth—they themselves exhibit an astonishingly ethnocentric bias [...]

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THE CONTROVERSY OVER EDGARDO MORTARA

By |2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak Vittorio Messori, Kidnapped by the Vatican? The Unpublished Memoirs of Edgardo Mortara (Ignatius Press 2017) On Wednesday June 23, 1858, a knock came on the door of Salomone and Marianna Mortara, Jewish residents of Bologna, the second-largest city of the Papal States. Marianna answered; it was the police. "Your son Edgardo has been [...]

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THERE’S NOTHING “GAY” ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

By |2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Robert R. Reilly Daniel C. Mattson, Why I Don't Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace (Ignatius Press) Why would someone with homosexual inclinations not call himself "gay"? After all, our popular culture practically screams for him to do so. The Supreme Court even offers to bless his "union" with another [...]

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THE FATE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

By |2017-09-20T20:36:57+00:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition,& Prosecution (Angelica Press, 2017) "I knew they were persecuting Westerners," she said. "I just didn’t know they were persecuting Christians." The "she" is a very well educated and informed woman who had just read the first chapter of a new book, [...]

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BEING CATHOLIC IN TODAY’S SOCIETY

By |2017-07-24T19:43:29+00:00July 24th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, Strangers in a Strange Land (Henry Holt, 2017) "Simply put, America can't be the way it once was." (Original italic.) This is not so much a lament as it is a reality check: Catholics upset with the culture can work to change it, but they cannot expect a return to more placid [...]

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NEW EVIDENCE VALIDATES STEPINAC

By |2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00June 16th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Book Reviews, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak Robin Harris, Stepinac: His Life and Times (Gracewing Publishing, 2016) Those who study churchmen of the WWII era know that Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb during WWII, is controversial. Following the war, communist authorities charged and convicted him of collaboration with the Nazi-like Ustashe party. Those false charges have followed Stepinac, even [...]

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Meet Dr. Gosnell—America’s #1 Serial Killer

By |2017-05-16T16:19:38+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Deal W. Hudson Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer (Regnery Publishing, 2017) This is the most difficult book I've ever read, which has nothing to do with how it's written, organized, or argued. The difficulty arises, in part, from the ease of reading the prose of Ann [...]

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INSPIRING LIFE OF AN ABORTION SURVIVOR

By |2017-04-12T20:23:21+00:00April 12th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw  Melissa Ohden, You Carried Me: A Daughter's Memoir (Walden, NY: Plough Publishing House, 2017) Melissa Ohden's story begins with an attempt to kill her in her mother's womb. That is what brought her to Washington in September 2015 to testify before the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She spoke along with [...]

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DEBUNKING ANTI-CATHOLIC HISTORY

By |2017-03-20T17:45:45+00:00December 29th, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

William Doino Jr. Rodney Stark, Bearing False Witness: Debunking Centuries of Anti-Catholic History (Templeton Press, 2016) In the world of religious scholarship, few men are as respected as Rodney Stark. He is a sociologist by training, and now co-director of Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion. Among his best-known works are The Rise of Christianity: [...]

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