Always willing to speak his mind and put up the good fight, Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, reminds readers of the great wealth of charity and wisdom that exists in the Catholic tradition. In Why Catholicism Matters, he explores the four Cardinal Virtues-Prudence, Justice, Fortitude and Temperance-and shows us how the Church's best attributes can be applied to solve many of the biggest problems society must confront today and in the future. From questions of liberty and freedom, to the use of contraception and abortion, to the need for courage in age of terrorism and religious intolerance, Donohue examines how goodness and morality can affect the world in the centuries to come.
"The good society lies in waiting," Donohue writes, "but the right recipe has been around for two thousand years. The more we learn about the inspiring record of Catholic social teachings and their application to real-life problems, the more likely it is that all of us will see how unfounded the negative stereotypes of Catholicism really are. But first we need to be educated about the glorious record of these teaching. Then we will know why Catholicism Matters."
"A fresh and compelling look at how the teachings of the Catholic Church continue to provide the best guide for a healthy, happy society. It reveals that the Church gives an emphatic YES! to all that is good, noble and uplifting in the human person."
- Cardinal Timothy Dolan
"A must-read book for anyone who wants to understand the role Catholics need to play in recovering key Christian virtues and renewing American society."
- Archbishop Charles Chaput