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HOW ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR CATHOLICS IN MARVEL COMIC BOOKS?

By | June 27th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The July edition of the Marvel Comic series, “The X-Men,” tells the tale of good and evil by using Catholicism as a backdrop to the story.  Along the way, many teachings of the Catholic Church are ridiculed.  Among them are the Church’s pro-life position and its belief in the Eucharist as the Body and Blood of [...]

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SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A BLOW TO STEEPLE-CHASING ATTORNEYS

By | June 26th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today, 5-4, that a California law that changed the statute of limitations for some sex offenses was unconstitutional.  The high court ruled that a 72 year-old man who had been charged with committing child sexual molestation almost 50 years ago could not be prosecuted.  At stake were the ex post facto [...]

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ELITES PROMOTE TWISTED SENSE OF MORALITY

By | June 25th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the treatment afforded child porn collectors and how the issue impacts on the clergy abuse scandal in the Catholic Church: “Earlier this month, a defrocked Catholic priest from Missouri was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on charges he possessed child pornography.  Earlier this week, a former [...]

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ADL ATTACKS MEL GIBSON

By | June 25th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) yesterday issued another attack on Mel Gibson for his yet unseen movie, “The Passion.”  Catholic League president William Donohue answered the ADL as follows: “In its news release of June 24, the ADL seriously misrepresented the position of the Catholic bishops regarding ‘The Passion.’  It said that it had ‘joined with the [...]

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BISHOPS NEED NO LECTURES FROM CONSERVATIVE LEGAL GROUP

By | June 24th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Judicial Watch, a conservative legal organization, is upset with the current composition of the National Review Board that has been appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to monitor clergy sexual abuse.  Citing the resignation of Frank Keating as the head of the panel, Judicial Watch objects to having Robert S. Bennett and Leon Panetta [...]

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The Analysis of a Smear

By | June 23rd, 2003|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

by Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R. (Catalyst 6/2003) I have been expecting a smear attack from the anti-Catholic segment of the media for years, and on March 2, 2003, it came. The Dallas Morning News, which I had never heard of, carried an article by Brooks Egerton entitled, “Priest plays down abuse crisis while helping clergy keep [...]

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VIDEO VIOLENCE

By | June 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

A new PC video game, “Postal 2,” is selling out across the nation. The sequel to “Postal,” the new action game allows the player to be “Postal Dude,” a character who kills anything in sight. The player can blow a priest’s head off with a shotgun and kick the bleeding head around the street like a [...]

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SEN. SANTORUM ASSAILED FOR HIS CATHOLICISM

By | June 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

U.S. Senator Rick Santorum recently defended the institution of marriage, and for doing so has been criticized by gay activist groups. Santorum, who is a Roman Catholic lawyer, offered a comment that reflected both the current legal view of homosexuality and one that is consistent with Catholic teaching. The Catholic League immediately rushed to his defense, [...]

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IN DEFENSE OF SENATOR SANTORUM

By | June 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Senator Rick Santorum has been accused of many things lately, all of them false. He is a decent and honorable man who is not afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom on sexuality. More than that, he is not about to check his religion (Catholicism) at the Senate’s door. Nor should he. On April [...]

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THE ANALYSIS OF A SMEAR

By | June 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

by Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R. I have been expecting a smear attack from the anti-Catholic segment of the media for years, and on March 2, 2003, it came. The Dallas Morning News, which I had never heard of, carried an article by Brooks Egerton entitled, “Priest plays down abuse crisis while helping clergy keep jobs.” The [...]

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