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FAQ about Pius XII and the Holocaust

By | April 30th, 2000|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

by Robert P. Lockwood April, 2000 The general charge against Pope Pius XII is that he maintained a “continued attitude of silence” in the face of Nazism and the horror of the Holocaust. Was the Pope silent? Pope Pius XII was not silent in the face of Nazism, either before he was elected pope in 1939 [...]

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POSTSCRIPT ON BOB JONES

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Most Catholics are aware that some Protestants still carry a deep-seated animus against their religion, and if ever there were any doubt, the Bob Jones University controversy removed them all. It was the patriarch himself, Rev. Bob Jones, who commented in 1928 on the prospect of seeing a Catholic, Al Smith, in the White House. "I’d [...]

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QUOTABLE

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

NBC’s "Today Show" 2-28-00 MATT LAUER: So what would you say to Catholic voters who aren’t quite ready to accept this apology? DONOHUE: I’d have to ask them, what do they want? Do they want him to bend over and take a paddle right to his behind? I mean, at what point do you say enough [...]

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THE BARBARIANS ARE IN THE GATE

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Last fall when the Catholic League protested the "Sensation" exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, we were accused of censorship. Leading the way was Joan E. Bertin, executive director of the National Coalition Against Censorship. In the fall of 1998, Bertin got so uptight with us for protesting the Terrence McNally play, [...]

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THE JUBILEE YEAR ‘REQUEST FOR PARDON’

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

On Sunday, March 12, 2000 Pope John Paul II made a unique and historic "request for pardon" for the sins and errors of Christians both throughout the centuries and in the present. This papal act of atonement for past sin is meant to Christians to enter the new millenium better prepared to evangelize the Truth of [...]

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ANTI-CATHOLICISM BECOMES AN ELECTION ISSUE

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The recent flap over the Bob Jones University appearance by Governor George W. Bush has been the source of much controversy. The Catholic League’s position on this important issue needs to be understood by all our members. The Catholic League criticized Bush for his appearance at the school, defended him against the charge of anti-Catholicism, accepted [...]

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WHITNEY MUSEUM—MODEL OF HYPOCRISY

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 23, New York’s Whitney Museum hosted "Sanitation" by Hans Haacke. The German-born artist was provided with a platform to denounce Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for criticizing the "Sensation" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last fall. In the exhibition, Nazi-style script is used to highlight critical comments made by Giuliani and others; they are [...]

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GOOD FRIDAY HOLIDAY UPHELD (AGAIN)

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In January, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to a Maryland law that mandates Good Friday as a holiday in the public schools. On March 6, it followed suit by allowing Indiana to give state employees the day off; the justices did not comment on why they refused to hear an appeal that argued the [...]

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FLAWED SURVEY

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In March, the Wall Street Journal ran an excellent series on the 2000 electorate that compiled some of the best data we’ve seen. In particular, we would like to cite the Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll that was done on Catholics and Fundamentalists by the polling organization Peter D. Hart and Robert M. Teeter; it appeared on March 9. [...]

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“EARLY SHOW” GETS TOO CUTE WITH CATHOLICISM

By | April 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On the March 7 edition of the CBS program, the "Early Show," co-hosts Bryant Gumbel and Jane Clayson joined meteorologist Mark McEwen in an extended ridicule of Catholicism. The subject was Lent. During the course of the conversation, Gumbel and McEwen admitted they were raised Catholic but were no longer practicing. "I was born Catholic and [...]

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