New Vatican Archival Evidence Vindicates Pope Pius XII

November 30, 2003

By Sister Margherita Marchione, Ph.D. (From Catalyst, November 2003) The following article, written by Sister Margherita Marchione, discusses new evidence from the Vatican Archives that shows the heroism of Pope Pius XII. Sister Margherita is no stranger to Catholic League members: we have published many of her articles on Pius XII. And she is... [Read more...]

WHO WANTS CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENTS? THE DIOCESES OR THE VICTIMS?

November 25, 2003

There is a story in today’s New York Times about an attorney who defended the Diocese of Galveston-Houston against those who filed suits alleging clergy sexual abuse.  “It was always the church, [Robert P. Scamardo] said, that insisted on inserting confidentiality clauses in the settlements—never the victims, as many bishops have contended.” Yesterday,... [Read more...]

The Mel Gibson Controversy as Seen Through the Eyes of an Orthodox Jew

November 23, 2003

by Rabbi Daniel Lapin (Catalyst 11/03) Never has a film aroused such hostile passion so long prior to its release as has Mel Gibson’s “Passion.” Many American Jews are alarmed by reports of what they view as potentially anti-Semitic content in this movie about the death of Jesus, which is due to be released during 2004. Clearly the... [Read more...]

ATTACKS ON MEL GIBSON GROW; SO DOES HIS SUPPORT

November 22, 2003

Mel Gibson’s movie, “The Passion of Christ” (recently retitled from “The Passion”), won’t be released until Lent, but the reaction to it hasn’t abated since the first salvo was launched against the Hollywood star last spring. Lining up against Gibson is the ad hoc committee of New Testament scholars, both Catholic... [Read more...]

“HAIL MARY” BAR NIXED

November 22, 2003

There will be no “Hail Mary’s Last Chance Sports and Spirits” bar in Rock Island, Illinois. Here’s what happened. Two entrepreneurs, Bruce Millage and Jeffrey Guthrie, recently purchased a building that housed a former synagogue in Rock Island. They planned to turn it into a sports bar by the name, “Hail Mary’s Last... [Read more...]

THE CASE AGAINST GAY MARRIAGE

November 22, 2003

William A. Donohue As a kid who grew up in New York in the 1950s, I had no idea what a homosexual was. There were a few effeminate boys, of course, but they were simply regarded as sissies; the most exaggerated of this group were known as fairies. What this conveyed was an inability to be one of the guys. For example, these boys didn’t know how... [Read more...]

THE MEL GIBSON CONTROVERSY AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ORTHODOX JEW

November 22, 2003

By Rabbi Daniel Lapin Never has a film aroused such hostile passion so long prior to its release as has Mel Gibson’s “Passion.” Many American Jews are alarmed by reports of what they view as potentially anti-Semitic content in this movie about the death of Jesus, which is due to be released during 2004. Clearly the crucifixion of Jesus... [Read more...]

NEW VATICAN ARCHIVAL EVIDENCE VINDICATES POPE PIUS XII

November 22, 2003

by Sister Margherita Marchione The following article, written by Sister Margherita Marchione, discusses new evidence from the Vatican Archives that shows the heroism of Pope Pius XII. Sister Margherita is no stranger to Catholic League members: we have published many of her articles on Pius XII. And she is certainly no stranger to the subject, having... [Read more...]

Anti-Catholicism in America: The Last Acceptable Prejudice

November 22, 2003

by Mark S. Massa, S.J. The following is an excerpt taken from the publisher of Father Massa’s book: Massa’s new book on anti-Catholicism in the United States from World War II to the present has been described as “a work of scholarly rigor, storytelling, and humor…[an] authoritative study that reveals how American Catholics’... [Read more...]

JUDGING THE POPE BY THE POLLS

November 22, 2003

On the day Pope John Paul II celebrated his Silver Jubilee, the results of two new polls on his performance were released. For the purpose of simplicity, the USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll will be called the first poll; the Washington Post-ABC poll will be named the second poll. Though both polls were conducted by reputable organizations, the sample size... [Read more...]

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