Monthly Archives: November 2001

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ANTI-CATHOLIC GROUP BLAMES BISHOPS FOR AIDS

By | November 30th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) is launching a global campaign that seeks to change the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality.  The group wants to end what it calls “the Catholic bishops’ ban on condoms.”  The ad reads as follows: “Catholic people care.  Do our bishops?  Because the bishops ban condoms, innocent people die.” Frances Kissling, [...]

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“JESUS HAS TWO MOMMIES” COMES TO SOMERVILLE, MA

By | November 30th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On November 30 and December 1, the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts, will present Faith Soloway’s, “Jesus Has Two Mommies.”  Called a “multi-media schlock opera,” the performance features Ms. Soloway, who plays herself, and Cathy Cannavo, who plays her pregnant Irish-Catholic girlfriend; the two women join in a “commitment ceremony.”  Ms. Soloway meets Jesus who assuages [...]

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eBAY QUICKLY WITHDRAWS ANTI-CATHOLIC ITEM

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In response to a complaint by the Catholic League, eBay, the most famous Internet auction site, expeditiously withdrew a very offensive item from its marketplace. On September 20, the Catholic League learned that eBay had listed a "Virgin Mary Immaculate Conception Condom" on its website. On the condom was a picture of the Virgin Mary holding [...]

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TWO PAPERS SPIKE HATE ADS

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Two more newspapers have said they will no longer run the anti-Catholic ads sponsored by the Eternal Gospel Church. Both the Idaho Statesman and the Sun in Boca Raton, Florida, have said they are finished with such ads. The ads portray the Catholic Church in a vicious light. The league registered its first complaint against the Idaho Statesman when the newspaper ran [...]

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QUOTABLE

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On October 11, the Associated Press ran a story on Rent-A-Priest. The group is comprised of men who were ordained, left the priesthood and married. Some Catholics who are frustrated with Church teachings hire them to perform weddings, etc. While a married priest is still a priest according to canon law, they are denied the right [...]

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THE PROBLEM WITH “ROOT CAUSE” ANALYSIS

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue No sooner had the World Trade Center been bombed than the public was treated to two types of "root cause" analyses of what had happened. One type was psychologistic; the other political. From a Catholic perspective, both were flawed. Catholicism places a premium on individual accountability. When we go to Confession, we say, [...]

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WAR ON PIUS XII HITS A NEW LOW

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By William A. Donohue The war on Pius XII hit a new low when Commentary magazine published a piece by Kevin Madigan in its October issue. In the article, "What the Vatican Knew About the Holocaust, and When," Madigan argues, "The Vicar of Christ knew enough, but did not care enough, to speak more forcefully or to act more [...]

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This is the revised schedule for airing of the Catholic League’s television advertisement:

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

MSNBC Hardball with Chris Matthews Monday Nov. 5 Tuesday Nov. 6 Wednesday Nov. 7 Thursday Nov. 8 FOX News Channel The O’Reilly Factor Monday Nov. 12 Tuesday Nov. 13 Wednesday Nov. 14 Thursday Nov. 15 Hannity and Colmes Monday Nov. 19 Tuesday Nov. 20 Wednesday Nov. 21

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BRADLEY FILES AMICUS BRIEF IN SCHOOL VOUCHER CASE

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Gerard V. Bradley, professor at the University of Notre Dame School of Law, is filing an amicus brief for the Catholic League in an historic case concerning the constitutionality of school vouchers; Bradley is chairman of the Catholic League’s legal advisory committee. A ruling by the high court is expected by June. The Supreme Court will [...]

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“CONSCIENCE CLAUSE” NEEDED IN D.C. FUNDING BILL

By | November 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 25, the House of Representatives debated H.R. 2944, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act. The bill contains a provision that prohibits the enactment of the Health Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives Act of 2000 unless a religious "conscience clause" is adopted; the clause would allow religious organizations an exemption from the coverage. In July 2000, [...]

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