The Real Story of Pius XII and the Jews

March 31, 1996

By James Bogle Reprinted with permission from The Salisbury Review, Sp Over the last year a number of commentators have sought to rehash old and ill-informed accusations in an attempt to undermine the reputation of Pope Pius XII. His war-time effort to save Jewish lives has, amazingly, been the principal area of attack. The BBC programReputations,... [Read more...]

Christopher Hitchens: The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

March 19, 1996

by William A. Donohue (Catalyst 3/1996) Mother Teresa has “deceived” us. Her work with the poor is done not for its own sake, but to “propagandize one highly subjective view of human nature.” She is “a religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer and accomplice of worldly secular powers.”... [Read more...]

KHADAFY-FARRAKHAN LINK DEMANDS FEDERAL INVESTIGATION

March 12, 1996

The Catholic League has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to undertake an investigation of the growing link between the Libyan government of Muammar Khadafy and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan. Specifically, the league wants to know whether the Nation of Islam has violated U.S. law by accepting financial support from Libya, a nation certified... [Read more...]

BLOCKBUSTER PROMOTES “PRIEST” FUELING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

March 12, 1996

The nation’s largest video rental chain, Blockbuster, recently made the Disney-Miramax movie Priest available for distribution. Due to its anti-Catholic nature, the movie was the source of strong criticism from the Catholic League last year and was roundly scored by many others as well. On May 25, 1995, Catholic League president William Donohue... [Read more...]

CONFRONTING THE SKEPTICS

March 12, 1996

The editor of a Pennsylvania newspaper recently called to protest my letter objecting to an anti-Catholic cartoon. Nothing noteworthy about that. But what is worth mentioning was his tone. He could not for the life of him understand why there was a need for an organization like the Catholic League. He spoke for many when he said that, aside from a few... [Read more...]

HATING MOTHER TERESA

March 12, 1996

By William A. Donohue Mother Teresa has “deceived” us. Her work with the poor is done not for its own sake, but to “propagandize one highly subjective view of human nature.” She is “a religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer and accomplice of worldly secular powers.” Furthermore, the... [Read more...]

ABC SHOW THE NAKED TRUTH RIDICULES CATHOLICISM

March 12, 1996

The January 10 edition of the ABC show The Naked Truth, ridiculed Roman Catholicism from beginning to end. The show featured two female reporters who dressed as nuns and visited a Catholic Church in quest of determining whether actress Drew Barrymore was entering the convent. In the course of the show, the following incidents occurred: One of the reporters... [Read more...]

CONTROVERSY TO MARK ST. PATRICK’S PARADE, DESPITE COURT VICTORY

March 12, 1996

Last year, in the Hurley decision, the U.S. Supreme Court assured the sponsors of the St. Patrick’s Day parade the right to determine who marches in the annual event. However, that didn’t end the controversy. Gay and lesbian militants have pledged to protest the march, despite the fact that they are barred from entering the parade. From... [Read more...]

MEDIA BROWNOUT OF MARCH FOR LIFE

March 12, 1996

It wasn’t a total blackout, but the media coverage of the annual March for Life wasn’t far from it. This was one time television, radio and the major newspapers didn’t have to worry about competition, as none of them showed any interest in reporting on the pro-life event that marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. ┬áPolice estimates... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY JEOPARDIZED BY LANSING, MICHIGAN BILL

March 12, 1996

The Catholic League has formally opposed a gay rights bill in Lansing, Michigan on the grounds that it affords inadequate protection for the religious freedom rights of individuals. Amendments to the Lansing Code of Ordinances, commonly referred to as the Civil Rights Ordinance, would grant protected class status to persons based on sexual orientation. Although... [Read more...]

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