Monthly Archives: April 1999

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TED TURNER APOLOGY ACCEPTED; SUSPENSION FROM BASEBALL SOUGHT

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On February 16, TV-mogul Ted Turner made offensive anti-Catholic and anti-Polish remarks. The next day, the Catholic League issued a news release criticizing Turner for his comments. Turner apologized to us that same day, and on February 18, we accepted his apology. Presidential hopeful Gary Bauer also criticized Turner. Turner made his remarks at a meeting [...]

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ABORTION ALTERNATIVE DEFENDED

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Germaine Greer, one of the world’s leading feminists, stunned her English colleagues when she blasted feminists for trumpeting their "pro-abortion" politics. In her new book,The Whole Woman Abortion, Greer continues to argue the necessity of keeping abortion legal, but criticizes feminists for touting abortion as a victory for women. Greer is best known for her earlier [...]

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IS OUR CULTURE IN SUDDEN DEATH?

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Paul Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, made quite a splash in February when he announced that our culture was irretrievably lost. "The culture we are living in," wrote Weyrich, "becomes an ever-wider sewer." With certainty, he wrote that "we are caught up in a cultural collapse of historic proportion," and that [...]

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“HOW TO LOSE THE CULTURE WARS”

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

by Thomas Sowell In the aftermath of the Senate’s acquittal of Bill Clinton, conservative activist Paul Weyrich—author of the term "the Moral majority"—now says "I no longer believe that there is a moral majority. . . . I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share our values." Increasingly, those who believe in traditional [...]

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“JEWS, CATHOLICS, AND POPE PIUS XII: IS THE MEDIA EXPRESSING PREJUDICE TOWARD CHRISTIANITY?”

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

by Sr. Margherita Marchione Members of the media seem to deliberately falsify historical facts about the Holocaust, periodically renewing their attacks on Pope Pius XII. Unfortunately these false statements can engender the same hateful feelings that in the past have led to both anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism. In the words of the Jewish-Hungarian scholar, Jeno Levai, it [...]

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PRO-LIFE SPEECH IS SPECIAL

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The decision by a federal jury to make abortion opponents pay $107 million in damages for a website bearing "wanted" posters of abortion doctors raised more issues than it resolved. The Oregon jury took aim at the Nuremberg website, accusing it of taking aim at abortion doctors, the effect of which was to create a "hit [...]

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DUMPING ON THE VATICAN

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Some students and faculty at Harvard University think that the school underpays its lowest-paid employees. To show that they really care about the working class, they held a rally on campus and demanded that Harvard institute a $10 "living wage." They did not say why they didn’t divvy up the money themselves, nor did they explain [...]

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HEADING OFF DISASTER

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The principle of separation of church and state, though not explicitly mentioned in the First Amendment, essentially means that the state is barred from encroaching on the affairs of religious institutions. Since the Second World War, it has been interpreted by the judiciary to also mean that religious institutions cannot trespass on the affairs of the [...]

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EROTICA CONVENTION DRAWS LEAGUE’S IRE

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When the Catholic League issues a news release, it typically deals with some aspect of defamation or discrimination. But when we are called upon by the media to address an issue that, though not anti-Catholic, is a moral outrage, we don’t turn down the opportunity to convey a Catholic message. This is what happened when the [...]

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SELECTIVE USE OF RED FLAGS

By | April 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We’re always complaining how some in the media love to red flag the Catholic status of an accused offender even though his religious affiliation is unrelated to the story (e.g., ex-altar boy arrested for drugs). Similarly, we object when Catholic priests are identified as miscreants in movies. But now we have something altogether different: the failure [...]

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