HOW ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR CATHOLICS IN MARVEL COMIC BOOKS?

June 27, 2003

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 Christ.  At one point, the pope... [Read more...]

SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A BLOW TO STEEPLE-CHASING ATTORNEYS

June 26, 2003

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 and due process provisions... [Read more...]

ELITES PROMOTE TWISTED SENSE OF MORALITY

June 25, 2003

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... [Read more...]

ADL ATTACKS MEL GIBSON

June 25, 2003

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... [Read more...]

BISHOPS NEED NO LECTURES FROM CONSERVATIVE LEGAL GROUP

June 24, 2003

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... [Read more...]

The Analysis of a Smear

June 23, 2003

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 jobs.”... [Read more...]

VIDEO VIOLENCE

June 22, 2003

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 soccer ball. It is also possible to wait... [Read more...]

SEN. SANTORUM ASSAILED FOR HIS CATHOLICISM

June 22, 2003

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... [Read more...]

IN DEFENSE OF SENATOR SANTORUM

June 22, 2003

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 7, Senator Santorum gave an interview... [Read more...]

THE ANALYSIS OF A SMEAR

June 22, 2003

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 article began... [Read more...]

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