Why Does Catholicism Matter?
The Influence of the Church on Health Care, Education and Social Justice
Donohue reminds readers of the great wealth of charity and wisdom that exists in the Catholic tradition and shows how its best attributes can be applied to solve many of the biggest problems society must confront today and in the future. Many of the topics, including health care, education and social justice are themes in the 2012 presidential election.
The framework he uses to showcase the unique values of the Catholic Church is the four Cardinal Virtues (Justice, Temperance, Fortitude and Truth). Within each there are specific topics examined, each with a short introduction regarding historical practice and development, followed by an examination of where the virtues can and will lead the world in the coming centuries.
Rather than focusing on critics and responding to attacks on the Catholic Church, this book showcases the good work and healing ideas of the Catholic Church, both as a whole and also through individuals.
WILLIAM A. DONOHUE is the President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. The publisher of the Catholic League journal, Catalyst, Donohue also is an adjunct scholar at The Heritage Foundation and served for two decades on the board of directors of the National Association of Scholars. Winner of several teaching awards and many awards from the Catholic community, Donohue has appeared on thousands of television and radio shows speaking on civil liberties and social issues.
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