Where Religion Went Wrong in America
Review of Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics by Ross Douthat.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
From Murderer to Monk
Review of A Different Kind of Cell: The Story of a Murderer Who Became a Monk by W. Paul Jones.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
An Academic Undoes the Renaissance
Review of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, and Shakespeare’s Freedom (The Rice University Campbell Lectures). By Stephen Green­blatt.
Reviewed by Kenneth Colston
Advocating for the Innocent in an Abnormal World
Review of Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Abortion Wars. By Monica Miglio­rino Miller.
Reviewed by Mary McWay Seaman
Roe Exposed: The Emperor Has No Clothes
Review of Roe v. Wade: Unraveling the Fabric of America. By Philip A. Rafferty.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Can the Human Mind Explain Itself?
Review of Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. By Thomas Nagel.
Reviewed by Terry Scambray
Breaking the Species Barrier
Review of Chimera’s Children: Ethical, Philosophical and Religious Perspectives on Human-Nonhuman Experimentation. Edited by David Albert Jones and Calum MacKellar.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Feminists: The Worst Misogynists?
Review of The Flipside of Feminism: What Conservative Women Know — and Men Can’t Say. By Suzanne Venker and Phyllis Schlafly.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Understanding the Biblical Basis of the Mass
Review of A Biblical Walk Through the Mass: Understanding What We Say and Do in the Liturgy. By Edward Sri.
Reviewed by Rosemary Lunardini
A Personal & Ecclesial Tragedy of Immense Proportion
Review of Apostolic Religious Life in America Today: A Response to the Crisis. Edited by Richard Gribble, C.S.C.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Optimistic Pessimism of G.K. Chesterton
Review of The Collected Works of G.K. Ches­ter­ton, Volume 36: The Illustrated London News, 1932-1934.
Reviewed by Chene Richard Heady
The Bioethics of Fertility & Gender
Review of Fertility and Gender: Issues in Reproductive and Sexual Ethics. Edited by Helen Watt.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Undone by the “Permanent Workshop”
Review of A Bitter Trial: Evelyn Waugh and John Carmel Cardinal Heenan on the Liturgical Changes. Edited, with a new Introduction, by Alcuin Reid.
Reviewed by Philip Blosser
Breaking the Silence Barrier
Review of In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise. By George Prochnik.
Reviewed by Eric Brende
In the Beginning Was "Power"?
Review of Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation, and Democratizing Biblical Studies: Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space. By Elisa­beth Schüssler Fiorenza.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Co-existent Theoscientific Compatibility
Review of Anthology of Papers of the Catholic Academy of Sciences in the United States of America. Edited by Lee T. Grady.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
A Wall Between Science & State?
Review of The Political Gene: How Darwin’s Ideas Changed Politics. By Dennis Sewell.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Will the Real Padre Pio Please Stand Up?
Review of Padre Pio: Miracles and Politics in a Secular Age. By Sergio Luzzatto.
Review of Padre Pio Under Investigation: The Secret Vatican Files. By Fran­cesco Castelli.
Reviewed by Hurd Baruch
Is the Papacy in Need of Structural Reform?
Review of Orthodoxy and the Roman Papacy: Ut Unum Sint and the Prospects of East-West Unity. By Adam A.J. DeVille.
Reviewed by William J. Tighe
A Eulogy for “Selective Death”
Review of What Darwin Got Wrong. By Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piattelli-Pal­ma­­rini.
Reviewed by Terry Scambray
We’re All Socialists Now
Review of Socialism. By Thomas Fleming.
Reviewed by Edwin Dyga
Why Catholic Feminists Are Wrong About Women’s Ordination
Review of The Catholic Priesthood and Women: A Guide to the Teaching of the Church. By Sara Butler.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Christocentric Shift
Review of The Theology of Benedict XVI: The Christocentric Shift. By Emery de Gaál.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
From the Thames to the Tiber
Review of Roads to Rome: A Guide to Notable Converts from Britain and Ireland from the Reformation to the Present Day. By John Beaumont.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Travelogue of the Weird & Out of the Way
Review of Secret Places, Hidden Sanctuaries: Uncovering Mysterious Sights, Symbols, and Societies. By Gerald Warner and Stephen Klimczuk.
Reviewed by John Henry Crosby
Anti-Papal Catholicism & the Rise of Hitler
Review of Catholicism and the Roots of Nazism: Religious Identity and National Socialism. By Derek Has­tings.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Blaming the Renaissance Is Just Plain Wrong
Review of The Wreck of Western Culture: Humanism Revisited. By John Carroll.
Reviewed by Christopher Beiting
Apostatizing in Place
Review of Catholic and Feminist: The Surprising History of the American Catholic Feminist Movement. By Mary J. Henold.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Portals to Apostasy?
Review of Divine Mother, Blessed Mother: Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary. By Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Has Science Made God Superfluous?
Review of The Grand Design. By Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow.
Reviewed by John P. Moench
What Purpose Does Beauty Serve?
Review of Beauty. By Roger Scruton.
Reviewed by Daniel B. Gallagher
The Creation Story for Atheists
Review of God and Evolution: Protestants, Catholics, and Jews Explore Dar­win's Challenge to Faith. Edited by Jay W. Richards.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Liturgical Reform Did Not Start with Vatican II
Review of The Development of the Liturgical Reform: As Seen by Cardinal Ferdinando Antonelli from 1948 to 1970. By By Nicola Giampietro.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
Mary Tudor & the Dawn of the Counter-Reformation
Review of Fires of Faith: Catholic England Under Mary Tudor. By Eamon Duffy.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Blowing the Cover Off the Austrian 'Cult'
Review of The Church and the Libertarian: A Defense of the Catholic Church’s Teaching on Man, Economy and State. By Christopher A. Ferrara.
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
Chesterton's Journey to Orthodoxy
Review of Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC 1874-1908. By William Oddie.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Swords About the Cross
Review of The Pope’s Legion: The Multinational Fighting Force that Defended the Vatican. By Charles A. Coulombe.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
What DNA Has to Tell Us About the Origins of Life
Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. By Stephen C. Meyer.
Reviewed by Terry Scambray
Sundays Through History
The Peculiar Life of Sundays. By Stephen Miller.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
True Medical Care or the Law of the Jungle?
Incapacity and Care: Controversies in Healthcare and Research. Edited by Helen Watt.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Islamic Contradictions
Cracks in the Crescent. By Hussein Hajji Wario.
Reviewed by Philip Blosser
Quest to Topple the Patriarchal Idol
Quest for the Living God: Mapping Frontiers in the Theology of God. By Elizabeth A. Johnson.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Global Population Control: Not Dead Yet
Fatal Misconception: The Strug­gle to Control World Population. By Matthew Connelly.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Raised Fist & the Raised Phallus
10 Books That Screwed Up the World (and 5 Others That Didn't Help). By Benjamin Wiker.
Reviewed by Christopher Beiting
The Road to Hitler Was Paved With Abortions
Cultures of Abortion in Weimar Germany. By Cornelie Usborne.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Exorcisms in the Modern World
The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist. By Matt Baglio.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
A Kennedy's Clarion Call to Catholic Dissidence
Failing America's Faithful: How Today's Churches Are Mixing God with Politics and Losing Their Way. By Kathleen Kennedy Town­send.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
St. Augustine's Defense of Judaism
Augustine and the Jews: A Christian Defense of Jews and Judaism. By Paula Fredriksen.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
Reverend Mother Libertine
Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. By Margaret A. Farley.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
There Will Be False Teachers Among You
The Great Medieval Heretics. By Michael Frassetto.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
Kowtowing to God-Haters
No One Sees God: The Dark Night of Atheists and Believers. By Michael Novak.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Intimate Memories of the Late Pope
A Life With Karol. By Stanislaw Dziwisz.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Pius XII as 'Phayer's Pope'
Pius XII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. By Michael Phayer.
Reviewed by Vincent A. Lapomarda
The Last Secret of Fatima
The Last Secret of Fatima. By Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
The Miracle of Christ in Dachau
Christ in Dachau, or Christ Victorious. By John M. Lenz.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Death & Eternal Life According to Ratzinger
Eschatology. By Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
As Boston Goes, So Goes the Nation
The Faithful Departed. By Philip Lawler.
Reviewed by Dan Flaherty
Exploding the False Claims of the New Atheists
The Irrational Atheist. By Vox Day.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
A Bad Bet
Pascal's Wager. By James A. Connor.
Reviewed by Christopher Beiting
The Darwinian Basis for Eugenics
Review of Darwin Day in America. By John G. West.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Perennial Crisis of Clerical Sexual Abuse
Sacrilege. By Leon Podles
Reviewed by Paul Bower
Human Sacrifice on the Altar of Gaia
The Revenge of Gaia. By James Lovelock.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Hitler's Mad Plot to Sack the Vatican
A Special Mission. By Dan Kurz­man.
Reviewed by James Bemis
'The Indies Over Here'
Between Salt Water and Holy Water. By Tommaso Astarita.
Reviewed by Christopher Beiting
Our Pantheistic Sisters
Green Sisters. By Sarah McFarland Taylor.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Private Writings of Mother Teresa
Mother Teresa, Come Be My Light. By Brian Kolodiejchuk
Reviewed by Mary McWay Seaman
The Traditional Catholic Worker Movement
The Catholic Worker Movement. By Mark and Louise Zwick
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
Apologia of an Atheist Mammal
god Is Not Great. By Christopher Hitchens.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Heretics' Gnostic Gospel of Choice
Reading Judas. By Elaine Pagels and Karen L. King.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
Retouching the Egregious Distortions of the Crusades
God's War. By Christopher Tyerman.
Reviewed by Phillip Blosser
Human Alienation & Our Biotech Future
Aliens in America. By By Peter Augustine Lawler.
Reviewed by Christopher Beiting
William James & the Original Ghost Busters
Ghost Hunters. By Deborah Blum.
Reviewed by Arthur C. Sippo
Balthasar, Christ's Descent & the Empty Hell
Light in Darkness. By Alyssa Lyra Pitstick.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Economics Is Not Chemistry
The Handbook of Economic Sociology, 2nd ed. Edited by Neil J. Smelser and Richard Swedberg.
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
Apocalpse Now (and Then)
A History of the End of the World. By Jonathan Kirsch.
Reviewed by Mary McWay Seaman
Mohawk Virgin
Mohawk Saint: Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits. By Allan Greer.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Absolutist Faith of an Incontinent Anti-Theist
The God Delusion. By Richard Dawkins.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Pop History, Cultural Amnesia & the Bad Old Church
Mysteries of the Middle Ages. By Thomas C. Cahill.
Reviewed by James Bemis
Any Stick to Beat the God-Thing
Celestial Secrets. By Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D'Armada.
Reviewed by Christopher Beiting
From the Grotesque to Love
Flannery O'Connor's Sacramental Art. By Susan Srigley.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
To Make Catholics Fit in America
We Hold These Truths. By John Courtney Murray.
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
The Betrayal at the Root of the Culture Wars
Preaching Eugenics. By Christine Rosen.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Frivolity of Evil
Our Culture, What's Left of It. By Theodore Dalrymple.
Reviewed by Michael S. Rose
The Church's Social Patrimony
Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church. By the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
Darwinism & the Culture of Death
From Darwin to Hitler. By Richard Weikart.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
The Background to 'Rerum Novarum'
Catholic Social Teaching. By Roger Aubert.
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
Weigel's Rhetorical Witchcraft
The Cube and the Cathedral. By George Weigel.
Reviewed by Dale Vree
The Liberal as Graceless Pharisee
Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South. By Ralph C. Wood.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Sister Prejean's Lack of Credibility
The Death of Innocents. By Helen Prejean.
Reviewed by Thomas M. McKenna
Absolute Economic Power Corrupts Absolutely
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. By John Perkins.
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
The Culture of Death in Britain
Preaching Life: Being Much of My Autobiography. By James Morrow.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
A Man of Courage
Taking Sex Differences Seriously. By Steven E. Rhoads
Reviewed by Patrick Rooney
It Doesn't Have to Be Ugly
In Tiers of Glory. By Michael S. Rose
Reviewed by Michael Morris, O.P.
Goodbye, Proud World, I'm Going Home
The Catholic Mystique. Ed. by Jennifer Ferrara and Patricia Sodano Ireland.
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Why Orthodox Catholics Are Angry With the Legion of Christ
Vows of Silence. By Jason Berry and Gerald Renner
Reviewed by Michael S. Rose
Two Very Different Biographies
Saint Thérèse of Lisieux. By Bernard Bro and Kathryn Harrison.
Reviewed by Cicero Bruce
A Tirade Against Our Lady
Truly Our Sister. By Elizabeth A. Johnson
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
A Giant Among Catholic Economists
Teaching Guide to Economics. By Heinrich Pesch
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
Christianity, Materialism & Modern Physics
Modern Physics and Ancient Faith. By Stephen M. Barr
Reviewed by Gary Mar
The Age of the Swashbuckling Irishmen
Ireland and the Jacobite Cause. By Éamonn Ó Ciardha
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Dumb Ox?
Discovering Aquinas. By Aidan Nichols, O.P.
Reviewed by Michael Berg
For Catholic Dissenters, Abortion Is Like Mowing Grass
A Brief, Liberal, Catholic Defense of Abortion. By Dombrowski and Deltete
Reviewed by Anne Barbeau Gardiner
Newman & Evangelization
Discourses Addressed to Mixed Congregations. By John Henry Newman.
Reviewed by Richard Geraghty
Wasting Christianity
Saving Christianity. By Hilary Wakeman.
Reviewed by William J. Tighe
Possessed by Our Possessions
Take Back Your Time. Edited by John de Graaf.
Reviewed by Thomas Storck
Affirmative Action by Another Name
Diversity: The Invention of a Concept. By Peter Wood
Reviewed by Patrick Rooney
No Catholic Church, No Dorothy Day
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement. Edited by William J. Thorn.
Reviewed by Edmund B. Miller