SEN. LIEBERMAN’S REMARKS ON RELIGION AND POLITICS WELCOME: CHOICE OF VENUE IS NOT

August 29, 2000

In the past 24 hours, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and American Atheists, Inc. have criticized Senator Joseph Lieberman for his remarks on religion and politics. The ADL said the remarks given by Senator Lieberman at a Protestant church last Sunday were inappropriate: “Language such as this risks alienating the American people.”  Similarly,... [Read more...]

History and Myth: The Inquisition

August 22, 2000

by Robert P. Lockwood (8/2000) “Let us pray that each one of us, looking to the Lord Jesus, meek and humble of heart, will recognize that even men of the church, in the name of faith and morals, have sometimes used methods not in keeping with the Gospel in the solemn duty of defending the truth.” – Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Jubilee Request for... [Read more...]

Michael Phayer: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust 1935-1960

August 19, 2000

By Michael Phayer Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis (2000)    Pope Pius XII (1939-1958), as Secretary of State to Pius XI and as pope, faced Nazi Germany with a remarkable consistency. The Nazis considered him an implacable foe,1 and he was hailed both during and after World War II as the strongest voice – often the only voice... [Read more...]

ABCNEWS.COM REPORTER GETS TOO CUTE FOR CATHOLICS

August 18, 2000

In a story posted yesterday on the ABC News website, ABCNEWS.com, reporter Sue Masterman ridiculed Catholicism in her report, “Holy Disorder: Kids Are Dressed to Thrill at the Vatican Bash.”  Her article was based on the throngs of youths who have converged on Rome for World Youth Day.  Here are some of her observations: “The Vatican’s strict... [Read more...]

NO FREE SPEECH FOR CATHOLICS AT DENVER AIRPORT

August 17, 2000

Denver International Airport (DIA) has a chapel that is used by Christians, Jews and Muslims; an interfaith organization that represents the three religions, DIA Interfaith Chapel Inc., leases the space from DIA.  Mass is available for Catholics on Sunday and holy days of obligation.  Catholic passengers are alerted to the Mass schedule via the public... [Read more...]

APPEAL TO GORE: MOVE FUND-RAISER OR FIRE SANCHEZ

August 11, 2000

Rep. Loretta Sanchez has been denied the opportunity to speak at the convention next week because of her refusal to cancel the Playboy Mansion fund-raiser scheduled for August 15.  Now Democratic officials say they will decide on August 18 whether to remove her from her post as vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  On this morning’s... [Read more...]

GORE’S “GORGY” FEST AT PLAYBOY MANSION IS EXPLODING

August 10, 2000

In an AP story today, Maria Meier, a spokeswoman for Al Gore, contends that the Playboy Mansion Democratic fund-raiser scheduled for August 15 is not controlled by the vice president.  However, the Washington Post reports today “The Gore campaign has threatened to revoke Rep. Loretta Sanchez’s convention privileges and party post if she does... [Read more...]

WHERE IS LIEBERMAN ON PLAYBOY MANSION “GORGY”?

August 9, 2000

There is a report in today’s on-line edition of the Hollywood Reporter about Senator Joseph Lieberman’s “crusade to get Hollywood to clean up its act.”  In light of the Democratic fund-raiser scheduled for August 15 at the Playboy Mansion, it would be instructive to know how Senator Lieberman feels about the event. Addressing this issue is... [Read more...]

GORE’S PLAYBOY MANSION BASH TRIGGERS “WEB WAR”

August 7, 2000

At yesterday’s press conference in New York, Catholic League president William Donohue outlined the league’s plan of action regarding the Al Gore Playboy Mansion fund-raiser scheduled for August 15. As part of that effort, the league has placed a half-page ad in today’s edition of the Washington D.C. publication, Roll Call. The ad is titled,... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE PRESS CONFERENCE

August 4, 2000

When: Sunday, August 6, 1:00 pm Where: In Front of Playboy Enterprises 730 Fifth Avenue, NY NY (between 56th and 57th St.) Issue: Gore’s Playboy Mansion Fund-Raiser Scheduled for August 15 William Donohue will explain why the Catholic League is protesting the Playboy Mansion event and will outline what the league is doing about it. Both the venue... [Read more...]

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