Monthly Archives: July 2007

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CATHOLIC BASHERS SMEAR BROWNBACK

By | July 31st, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A letter is being circulated among evangelicals in Iowa asking them not to split the Christian vote between former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Kansas Senator Sam Brownback; they are urged to vote for Huckabee, an evangelical, over Brownback, a Roman Catholic. The letter stems from Walnut Creek Community Church in Windsor Heights. It says that [...]

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“THE VIEW” IGNITES PROTEST; BARBARA WALTERS CITED

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

The Catholic League's patience with "The View" ran out on May 31. That was the day the ABC show attacked Catholicism for the 15th time since September; it was the second hit to occur within a two-week period. Our response was to finger the show's co-owner, Barbara Walters, as the guilty party in a New York Times op-ed [...]

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JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT

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

We have an update on the anti-Catholic resolution that was passed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors last year: we filed a complaint of judicial misconduct against Judge Marilyn Hall Patel, and it has been accepted as worthy of investigation. Readers of Catalyst will recall that the Catholic League objected when the resolution in question [...]

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ATHEISM: OPIATE OF THE INTELLECTUALS

By | July 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue It was Marx who said that religion was the "opiate of the masses," and it was the late French sociologist Raymond Aron who once said that Marxism was the "opiate of the intellectuals." With slight emendation, it can be proffered that atheism is today's "opiate of the intellectuals." Christopher Hitchens is not just [...]

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CATHOLICS AND DEMOCRATS: THE UNRAVELING OF A RELATIONSHIP

By | July 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By David R. Carlin Once upon a time—let's say from the time of Franklin Roosevelt till the time of Lyndon Johnson—the Democratic Party was the clear party of choice for American Catholics.  The party had a special concern for the urban working classes and for the children and grandchildren of immigrants; its social justice ideas were [...]

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“THE VIEW”: SERIAL CATHOLIC-BASHING

By | July 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

As soon as Rosie O'Donnell joined the panel of co-hosts on ABC's "The View" last year, we knew that the program would provide a forum for the comedienne to spew her anti-Catholicism.  What we saw between September 2006 and May 2007, however, exceeded our expectations.  On 15 separate occasions, the Catholic Church was attacked on the [...]

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ABC NEWS REPORTS WOMEN “PRIESTS”

By | July 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A report on the June 19 "World News Tonight" led viewers to think that eight women are about to be ordained as Catholic priests in the U.S. The story covered the election of the first female presiding bishop in the Episcopal Church. Then came the following: "Most evangelical denominations and the Catholic Church steadfastly refuse to [...]

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JUSTICE IN DELAWARE AND MICHIGAN: TEACHERS AND MUSLIMS ARE A PROTECTED CLASS

By | July 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In Delaware, House lawmakers approved a bill on June 19 that eliminates the two-year statute of limitations in cases involving the sexual molestation of minors. But this bill only applies to private institutions, such as the Catholic Church.  It does not apply equally to the public sector; under a legal concept known as sovereign immunity, public [...]

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FIGHT FOR EQUAL TREATMENT IN BIG APPLE

By | July 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

NYC Council Member Calls on City to End Religious Bias in Public Schools At a June 24 press conference outside New York City Hall, City Council Member Tony Avella announced plans to introduce a resolution calling on the New York City Department of Education to allow a nativity scene or crèche in public schools during the [...]

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LOOK WHO’S SUPPORTING OBAMA

By | July 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 3, Senator Barack Obama became the first contender for the U.S. presidency to launch a religious outreach website, faith.barackobama.com.  On this website, Obama lists the testimonials of three controversial clergymen: Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago; Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr., senior pastor of Allen [...]

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