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Dr. William ‘Bill’ Donohue is the President of the Catholic League.
He has published a book: Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century.
The basic gist of the book is that ‘the Catholic Church has the perfect recipe for a just society.’
On 31 May 2012 A.D. he was interviewed by Raymond Arroyo on the EWTN news show ‘World Over’. Here’s part of what he said:
… How do you craft a good society? … and
the answer has been there for 2,000 years.
It’s right in front of us.
Now people will say, ‘Well, do you mean the Catholic Church is the answer?… don’t you have sinners, didn’t you have a scandal?’
… look, every person who has ever failed us as a Catholic, certainly that would include (some) members of the clergy, did so because they didn’t follow the teaching.
Now, if in fact people follow the teaching, beginning with myself, we won’t have problems.
If the teachers (and what they taught) were flawed, we’d have a different problem.
… The right recipe, the right ingredients, (are all there) if you want to know how to craft a ‘good society’ follow the teachings of the Catholic Church, natural law, natural rights, a teleology, or ultimate purpose, where you can focus on the other; reason in pursuit of ‘truth’… this is why we come back with the great contributions (to society) of Catholicism.
To Catholics… to practicing Catholics: be informed about the great traditions (and) the history of the Catholic Church.
We’re responsible for the first Universities (and Hospitals) in the history of the world.
We’re responsible for the fight against slavery.
We’re the ones responsible for the scientific revolution, the great art and architecture and music.
We’re the ones who brought about freedom.
It wasn’t the Greeks!
There was no word for freedom in the Chinese and Japanese language until the 19th century.
And I also debunk a lot of myths about the Catholic Church regarding the Inquisition and the Crusades.
… I cover a lot of ground… it’s wrapped around the four Cardinal Virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude/courage and temperance/moderation).
You can listen and see this interview by clicking on this link: Why Catholicism Matters!