Monthly Archives: April 2005

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Why We Published the Pius War

By | April 30th, 2005|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

William Doino, Jr. Catalyst, April 2005 Eight years ago this month, the New Yorker magazine published a spectacularly long article entitled "The Silence." Written by the resigned priest James Carroll (now a columnist at theBoston Globe), it argued that the doctrine of papal infallibility and the Church's insistence "upon the primacy of Jesus as a means to salvation" [...]

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REP. ENGEL PROVIDES SPEEDY RESPONSE

By | April 29th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, Catholic League president William Donohue issued a news release regarding an anti-Catholic remark made by Pete Leon, an aide to Congressman Eliot L. Engel of New York; the comment was directed at Scott Bloch, who runs the Office of Special Counsel.  Congressman Engel faxed a response the same day. In today’s statement, Donohue explains what [...]

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REP. ENGEL SHOULD FIRE AIDE

By | April 28th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Scott Bloch, who heads the Office of Special Counsel, has been the subject of an on-going campaign to discredit him.  At issue are his policy decisions and hiring practices.  The Catholic League has been critical of his main adversary, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, because the group has slighted Bloch for hiring Roman Catholics.  But now [...]

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Why We Published The Pius War

By | April 22nd, 2005|Categories: The Church and the Holocaust, White Papers and Essays|

by William Doino, Jr. (Catalyst 4/2005) Eight years ago this month, the New Yorker magazine published a spectacularly long article entitled "The Silence." Written by the resigned priest James Carroll (now a columnist at the Boston Globe), it argued that the doctrine of papal infallibility and the Church's insistence "upon the primacy of Jesus as a means to salvation" [...]

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BILL DONOHUE TO BILL O’REILLY: STOP SPINNING

By | April 22nd, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue replied today to Bill O’Reilly’s remarks about the Catholic League last night on TV: “Last night on his TV show, Bill O’Reilly said, ‘The Catholic League hates me.’  We do not.  We simply object when he crosses the line from criticizing the Catholic Church to dissing it. “In none of the [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE BACKS “JUSTICE SUNDAY”

By | April 22nd, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue explained today why he is supporting the “Justice Sunday” event sponsored by Protestants: “On April 24, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins will hold  ‘Justice Sunday,’ an effort to rally pro-life Protestants against efforts to block people of faith from sitting on the federal bench.  He is being supported by Protestant [...]

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TIME FOR NON-CATHOLICS TO BUTT OUT

By | April 22nd, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue released the following remarks today: “It’s time for non-Catholics to butt out.  It’s one thing for them to be voyeurs—peering into the Catholic Church the way kids peer into candy stores—quite another when they become meddlers. “Yesterday, the New York Daily News had the audacity to run two opinion pieces under the banner, [...]

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NEW POPE WILL INFURIATE “PROGRESSIVES”

By | April 15th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on why the new pope will infuriate “progressive” Catholics:  “In November, 1997, before a packed house of ‘progressive’ Catholics at the annual Call to Action convention, Sister Maureen Fiedler exclaimed that ‘a lot of people in this Church are waiting for a person in this Church to pass away.’  [...]

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BILL MAHER TRASHES POPE

By | April 14th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

On April 8, and again on April 12, the HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” featured a verbal assault on Pope John Paul II.  Led by Maher, the pope was also attacked by Arianna Huffington.  Here is a sample of what happened: Maher: “People waited in line for 24 hours to see the pope’s body [...]

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NBC SHOW PROTESTED; VICTORY SCORED

By | April 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Following the February 22 episode of the NBC-TV sitcom, "Committed," we were hit with an avalanche of complaints. We investigated the matter and immediately demanded that this particular episode be permanently retired, never to air again. NBC agreed. The episode featured two non-Catholics who are mistakenly given Holy Communion at a Catholic funeral Mass. Nate, who [...]

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