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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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THE RIGHT TONIC: COMMON SENSE CATHOLICISM

By |2019-04-25T15:54:20-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Russell Shaw Bill Donohue, Common Sense Catholicism: How to Resolve Our Cultural Crisis (Ignatius Press) Imagine that dueling has been legalized in America. Imagine that two men decide to settle their differences by fighting a duel. What then? Bill Donohue points to some of the questions that then might very well be raised: "What if an [...]

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DEBUNKING POPULAR ANTI-CATHOLIC LIES

By |2018-11-26T21:04:00-05:00November 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 |2018-09-19T13:00:40-04:00July 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 |2018-05-25T15:25:12-04:00May 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 |2017-10-19T18:16:10-04:00October 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 |2017-09-20T20:36:57-04:00September 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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