Reviews of Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America’s 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine by Marcelle Bartolo-Abela. Named one of Goodreads 2017 Popular Racism Books.
“Impressive documentation of systematic discrimination since the foundation of America” – Richard P. Hirtreiter, Esq., CEO and General Counsel, DMPO Marketing Inc.
“Challenges American Christians to ask if the Gospel of Trump is compatible with the Gospel of Christ . . . This book considers the complex and questionable attitudes to non-Whites and non-Western religions that have swirled in American society since its inception. America is a land formed partly by violent conquest and racial exploitation, and theological rationalization for this has not been lacking from the Puritan settlers onward. Bartolo-Abela is a trained social scientist who uses her expertise to good effect in showing the persistent social structures and psychological layers of racism and its effects . . . Passionate book unafraid of controversy: not everyone will agree with it, but no one with a brain and a pulse will be bored by it” – Christopher Villiers, Catholic theologian.
“Struck me to the core . . . Although the bases of American principles are racial equality, liberty and justice for all, the American people of faith, in particular Catholicism, draw the line bounded by devotion to politicians, and ignore the rights of aliens, refugees, the LGBT community and women’s equality, by following an American candidate – now President – who completely contradicts their own moral judgments . . . Bartolo-Abela magnificently presents the bottom line of America’s 21st century alt-right and Catholic Social Doctrine by utilizing true data . . . This book provides a hard look at ourselves and awakens readers to draw out a decisive outcome of the future” – Hadel S. Ma’ayeh, Huffington Post Passionista.
This book has gotten readers to think and discuss issues like violence that affect the faith, but also affect the world. It is important to understand Who Are You? What is Your Faith? America’s 21st Century Alt-Right and Catholic Social Doctrine, because I have found especially since the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, citizens and politicians have gone crazy with violence, theories, etc. It seems like in recent years, some in the USA have forgotten the saying “In God We Trust” . . . There is an alternative to the violence happening in the US and worldwide, and as the author points out, the solution can be found when looking at the faith especially through the lens of Scripture . . . Loving others can go a long way especially when implementing alternatives to violence – Joe Sales, Catholic blogger.