Monthly Archives: April 2004

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NANCY PELOSI TWISTS CATHOLIC TEACHING

By | April 29th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

  Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, took issue today with those Catholics who are calling for sanctions against Catholic public officials who vote in favor of abortion rights.  Pelosi, who is a staunch advocate of abortion rights, defended herself as follows: “I believe that my position on choice is one that is consistent with [...]

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IS NEWSDAY ANTI-CATHOLIC? VOTE IN CATHOLIC LEAGUE POLL

By | April 28th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Today’s edition of the Long Island daily, Newsday, has an article about critics of Monsignor John Alesandro, pastor of St. Dominic’s in Oyster Bay. Some parishioners have lost confidence in his ability to lead the parish, while others have rallied to his side.Newsday is now running a poll on its website asking the public whether Msgr. Alesandro should [...]

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BLONDIE RETURNS: DEBORAH HARRY “RAPS” THE POPE

By | April 27th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Deborah Harry, the lead singer in the band Blondie, has released a new album, The Curse of Blondie.  In her song, “Shakedown,” Harry raps such lyrics as, “Whatcha got hidin’ in your body cavity?”  She also raps the pope: “I think I’d have a better chance to see the pope I get so bored with this shtick [...]

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Prominent Conservatives Join the Chorus Against “The Passion”

By | April 23rd, 2004|Categories: Papers, Essays and Research, The Passion of the Christ|

by Kenneth D. Whitehead (Catalyst 4/04) Many of the attacks on Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" should have been expected. They have mostly come from secular liberals who have already manifested their hostility to Christianity in the public life of the United States. As some wag noted almost as soon as the movie was [...]

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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR PLEDGE CASE

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On March 24, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Pledge of Allegiance case.  The Catholic League, together with the Thomas More Law Center, has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Elk Grove Unified School District that seeks to uphold the recitation of the Pledge in the schools.  Challenging the [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHING MARKS ABORTION RALLY

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On April 25, Washington, D.C. will be the venue of the March for Women’s Lives, a pro-abortion event.  The day before the march there will be a rally in front of the Vatican embassy.  This event is being organized by Frances Kissling of Catholics for a Free Choice. Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue [...]

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“THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST” SETS NEW RECORDS

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

A news story in the New York Post of July 16, 2003 began by saying, "Mel Gibson's pet project 'The Passion' is doomed to box-office oblivion, insiders say…." On August 3, 2003, New York Times entertainment critic Frank Rich said, "it's hard to imagine the movie being anything other than a flop in America." Now all the experts are crying [...]

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SMOKE OF SATAN

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Two reports were recently released on the sexual abuse scandal. By all accounts, the researchers at John Jay did a fine job. But it is the men and women of the National Review Board that deserve the plaudits of all Catholics: they had the courage to speak honesty about the scandal. In many ways, the National [...]

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EVEN PLAYING DIRTY DIDN’T WORK

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue "The Passion of the Christ" was not only a stunning artistic achievement for Mel Gibson, it was a great Lenten gift to Christians. But it didn't happen by chance. It happened because Mel wouldn't give up, and neither would we. But it took all we had to defeat those bent on spiking the [...]

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Prominent conservatives join the chorus against “the passion”

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By Kenneth D. Whitehead Many of the attacks on Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ" should have been expected. They have mostly come from secular liberals who have already manifested their hostility to Christianity in the public life of the United States. As some wag noted almost as soon as the movie was announced: "If [...]

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