It is being reported that President George W. Bush will attend church while in Beijing for the Olympic Games. He is then expected to make a statement, urging the Chinese government to allow religious freedom. It is a courageous thing to do and we hope that he also addresses the persecutions suffered by Catholics and other religious minorities.
On July 25, the University of Minnesota (UMN) at Morris issued a statement by its chancellor, Jacqueline Johnson, which began with the following paragraph: “I believe that behaviors that discriminate against or harass individuals or groups on the basis of their religious beliefs are reprehensible. The University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy: [sic]Code of Conduct prohibits [...]
The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has issued a press release about Professor Paul Myers and his act of desecration of the Eucharist. Please click on this link to read their statement. Myers responded in his usual cavalier manner.
“You’re Eating God” is a one-woman play by Rachel Caris that opened July 23 at the Brown University/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. The play, which ends August 2, is about a family living in a backyard bomb shelter in the 1960s. “The title of the piece comes from one of its lines,” says Bryan Rourke of [...]
In light of the desecration of the Eucharist by University of Minnesota Morris professor, Paul Myers, Bill has sent the following letter to the president of the University of Minnesota. Please click here to read the letter. To read the press release referenced in the letter, please click here.
he Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMN) released a statement today regarding the intentional desecration of the Eucharist by Professor Paul Z. Myers. “I believe that behaviors that discriminate against or harass individuals or groups on the basis of their religious beliefs are reprehensible,” said Jacqueline Johnson. Importantly, she added that the school’s Code [...]
An ad criticizing the Catholic Church for its teaching on contraception was placed today in Italy’s largest newspaper,Corriere della Sera. The “Open Letter to the Pope” is the work of Catholics for Choice and was signed by many dissident Catholic organizations. Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue had to say about it: “There are several [...]
Matters have gone from bad to worse for Sen. Barack Obama’s Catholic National Advisory Council. In the last issue of Catalyst, we detailed our objections to this advisory group; most of the Catholic politicians advising Obama are pro-abortion. When the group responded with a spirited defense, we hit them with an equally spirited rejoinder. Now there’s a [...]
A movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s book, Angels and Demons, is now in production; it is the prequel to the film, “The Da Vinci Code.” But the shooting won’t be taking place in Catholic churches in Rome or in the Vatican itself. The Vatican has seen to that. “Angels and Demons” stars Tom Hanks in his role as [...]
William A. Donohue In the 1960s, left-wing radicals loved to shout, “Power to the People.” They didn’t mean it then, and the aging extremists sure don’t mean it now. Laura Ingraham means it—she even wrote a splendid book by that title. Luckily for us, she’s not one of them. Indeed, she’s a proud Roman Catholic and [...]