“Progress in our nation happens when everyday Americans get involved and come together to chart our country’s course. It’s that uniquely American character—enhanced by a rich diversity of beliefs and a deep reservoir of ideas—that has always propelled us forward. As long as citizens of every party, every background, and every walk of life continue speaking out on the issues that matter to them and working toward the future we know is possible, our best days will always lie ahead” – Barack Obama, 44th President of the United States and Nobel Peace Prize winner.
The first edition of the book Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America’s 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine by Maltese-American multicultural consultant and Catholic author Marcelle Bartolo-Abela. Released by Hope and Life Press in April 2017, it made Goodreads’ Popular Books on Racism. Chapters from the book are being provided here as a public service.
Note: The first edition had been attempted to be suppressed, both throughout its writing and before its release, by a close-knit lobby of conservativist American Catholics mostly from the lower South.
About the Book
Exploring the question of the Executive Orders titled Protecting the Nation from the lens of Sacred Scripture and the teachings and praxis of the Catholic Church, in Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America’s 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine, Bartolo-Abela elucidates how race is the key sociopolitical ordering factor at play in the history and current state of America, with regard to fundamental human rights and the inviolable dignity of human persons. She explicates the underlying nature and stunning demographics of a newly-defined American alt-right population, and shows how at least two antithetical forms of both Christianity and Catholicism are being actively employed in the United States, at the intersection of politics and religion, to further a multidimensional racial agenda. Bartolo-Abela reminds readers how an effective and genuine remedy to America’s conflict does exist in accordance with the Faith and provides recommendations for non-violent change.
The second book I am Worthier Than You: Racism in the United States and its Multidimensional Effects (in press) will be released in 2017-2018.