This book of Catholic commentary defends and explains Catholic truths that are especially unpopular in the West today: the evil of abortion; the need for chastity; the evil of contraception; the necessity of an all-male ordained priesthood; and the historical fact that Peter was the first Bishop of Rome. This edition is newly supplemented with a review essay on then Cardinal Ratzinger's book Salt of the Earth. Author Oswald Sobrino, M.A. (Econ.), J.D., is a Catholic writer trained as an attorney and economist. He is a lay graduate student in Biblical Studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, Detroit. He writes the Catholic Analysis web column at www.CatholicAnalysis.blogspot.com. He has also published a collection of essays, Catholic Analysis 2006, also available at Lulu.com. Unpopular Catholic Truths is also available at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com.