Monthly Archives: March 2007

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Pius XII, John XXIII, and the Newly-Opened Archives

By | March 31st, 2007|Categories: Pope Pius XII and the Holocaust|

Ronald J. Rychlak Catalyst, March 2007 Eugenio Pacelli became Pope Pius XII in 1939, after having spent nine years as Cardinal Secretary of State. Prior to that, he had been the Vatican's representative in Germany. During his lifetime, Pius XII's opposition to Hitler was well known. Nazis condemned him, Jews thanked him, and rescuers identified him [...]

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Connecticut Pols Cross Church-State Lines

By | March 30th, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

Today, Bill Donohue sent the letter below to members of the Connecticut General Assembly: Dear Connecticut Legislator: I have no doubt that all of you share my contempt for state officials who ask patently illegitimate questions of expert witnesses who testify before them. Unfortunately, two members of the state legislature, Representative Michael Lawlor and Senator Edwin [...]

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NAKED JESUS DISPLAY CANCELLED

By | March 30th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Responding to news that the naked chocolate Jesus that was to be displayed at the Roger Smith Hotel during Holy Week has been cancelled, is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “While we are delighted with the outcome, we are not pleased with the comments of the gallery’s creative director, Matt Semler.  For him to say that [...]

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ARTIST WANTS PUBLIC TO EAT JESUS FIGURE

By | March 29th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Catholic League has learned that artist Cosimo Cavallaro has invited the public to show up at midnight on April 1 to take a bite of his 6-foot tall chocolate sculpture of a crucified Jesus with his genitals exposed; it is scheduled to be shown during Holy Week, from April 1 to April 7. Catholic League [...]

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NAKED JESUS—GENITALS EXPOSED—CRUCIFIED

By | March 29th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

From April 1 to April 7, the Roger Smith Lab Gallery at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City will display a 6-foot tall anatomically correct sculpture of Jesus in milk chocolate; the figure is depicted as crucified.  Artist Cosimo Cavallaro titles his work “My Sweet Lord.”  A picture is available on the Internet.  (Click here.) [...]

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Secularists See Silence as Sneaky

By | March 28th, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

In a March 27 column, the Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn had this to say about the Illinois Senate passing a bill that makes it mandatory for public schools to begin each day with a moment of silence: “The proposal is rotten—sneaky, unnecessary and intrusive.”

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OHIO STATE NEWSPAPER ASSAULTS CATHOLICISM

By | March 28th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On March 27, an anonymous female journalism student at Ohio State University wrote a column in The Lantern, a student newspaper on the campus, titled “Going Down with the Catholics.” She mentions that one of her friends, Megan, is a Catholic who hasn’t had vaginal sex with her boyfriend John. But “he won’t break up with Megan [...]

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JESUS-TOMB STARS CRASH

By | March 27th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to remarks made by “Lost Tomb of Jesus” filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici in the March 26 edition of TelevisionWeek: Jacobovici: “The fact that nobody has been able to punch a hole in our reporting is a testament to how well we’ve done our homework. Even if it’s only a 50-50 [...]

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BIGOTED GEORGIA TEACHER ESCAPES UNSCATHED

By | March 27th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On Ash Wednesday, February 21, a Catholic female student at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia had her ashes wiped off her forehead by a substitute teacher in her Honors Trigonometry class. When the girl’s classmates protested, the teacher laced into the girl making patently untrue and derisive statements about Catholicism. On March 5, Catholic [...]

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CBS OUTDOOR FOLDS

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

CBS Outdoor, a division of the CBS Corporation, recently posted anti-Catholic billboards paid for by the Eternal Gospel Church, a breakaway sect of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, along Interstate 65 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The town is located on the Indiana-Kentucky border across the river from Louisville. Our response caught them off-guard and ultimately led to a [...]

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