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...]

San Diego Atheists Hijack Easter Service

March 28, 1996

San Diego’s Atheist Coalition has received a permit from city officials to hold a “sun­ rise service” on Easter Sunday on Mount Soledad. For the past 73 years, area Christians have held a respectful service at the base of the cross-bearing mountaintop. But this year, the Atheist Coalition filed for a permit before Christians did and succeeded... [Read more...]

Nebraska Bishop Deserves Support for Holding the Line

March 27, 1996

The Catholic League supports Nebraska Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz for threatening to excommunicate Catholics in his diocese who join organizations that directly contradict the teachings of the Catholic Church.  Bishop Bruskewitz has given Catholics until April 15 to quit their membership in certain organizations lest they risk excommunication. William... [Read more...]

Bernie Ward Show Defames Catholicism

March 26, 1996

On March 24, the Bernie Ward Show, which originates in KGO San Francisco, defamed Catholicism by belittling the terrorism of the gay group ACT-UP. Ward was upset with the recent invasion of a mosque, but justified the 1989 invasion of St. Patrick’s Cathedral by saying “homosexuals had a good case to make.”  He explained his answer by arguing... [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...]

1995 Annual on Anti-Catholicism Released

March 13, 1996

The Catholic League’s second Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism has just been released. It details approximately 150 of the most egregious examples of anti-Catholicism that took place in 1995. The purpose of the report is to inform those in the media, education and government of the extent and variety of anti-Catholicism that is prevalent in American... [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...]

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