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A NATION DIVIDED

William A. Donohue What happened in the presidential election is a mirror of our culture: politically and morally we are a divided people. This isn’t good for anyone and it high time we started the mending process. One way to start is to examine the sociological principles that undergird Catholicism and then see what they have to offer the country... [Read more...]


The Catholic Church and the Holocaust 1935-1960

by Robert P. Lockwood Pope Pius XII (1939-1958), as Secretary of State to Pius XI and as pope, faced Nazi Germany with a remarkable consistency. The Nazis considered him an implacable foe,(1) and he was hailed both during and after World War II as the strongest voice – often the only voice – speaking out in Europe against the Nazi terror.(2) The... [Read more...]


RELIGIOUS NECKTIES BRANDED THREAT TO FREEDOM
December 19th, 2000 | Latest News Releases

Bus drivers in Vancouver, Washington have been warned that they are forbidden from wearing hats, vests or neckties that depict religious themes during the Christmas season.  Their employer, C-TRAN, issued the following criteria for such apparel:  “They are appropriate for work in a public agency.  They do not contain offensive or controversial... [Read more...]


CITIES URGED TO ERECT CRECHES
November 26th, 2000 | Catalyst Online, Features

The Catholic League has written to the executive directors of the National League of Cities urging them to inform mayors and other municipal offices about the permissibility of erecting créches on public property during the Christmas season.  All fifty states were contacted. “Every December,” we said, “the Catholic League erects a créche in... [Read more...]


THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE HOLOCAUST, 1930-1965
November 26th, 2000 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

By Michael Phayer, Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis (2000) Reviewed by Robert P. Lockwood Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) faced Nazi Germany, as Secretary of State to Pius XI and as pope, with a remarkable consistency. The Nazis considered him an implacable foe, and he was hailed both during and after World War II as the strongest voice... [Read more...]


A Response to The Vatican and the Holocaust: A Preliminary Report by the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission

by Ronald Rychlak (11/2000) A Response to: The Vatican and the Holocaust: A Preliminary Report by the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission By Professor Ronald J. Rychlak, author of Hitler, the War and the Pope(Our Sunday Visitor, 2000) In October 2000, the International Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission released to great publicity... [Read more...]


MARILYN MANSON FIRES AT CATHOLICISM
November 21st, 2000 | Latest News Releases

Marilyn Manson’s new CD, “Holy Wood,” is replete with assaults on religion and celebratory comments on violence.  On the cover is a picture of Manson on a crucifix with his jawbone removed; both Circuit City and Best Buy have required Interscope Records to put an alternative cover on the CD. The new single from the album is called “Disposable... [Read more...]


Michael Phayer: The Catholic Church and the Holocaust 1935-1960

By Michael Phayer Indiana University Press, Bloomington and Indianapolis (2000)    Pope Pius XII (1939-1958), as Secretary of State to Pius XI and as pope, faced Nazi Germany with a remarkable consistency. The Nazis considered him an implacable foe,1 and he was hailed both during and after World War II as the strongest voice – often the only voice... [Read more...]


POPE PIUS XII AND THE HOLOCAUST
June 26th, 2000 | Catalyst Online, Essay

For nearly 20 years after World War II, Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was honored by the world for his actions in saving countless Jewish lives in the face of the Nazi Holocaust. His death on October 9, 1958 brought a moment of silence from Leonard Bernstein while he conducted at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Golda Meir, future Israeli Prime Minister and... [Read more...]


Deconstructing The Deputy

by Robert P. Lockwood (Catalyst 6/2000) For nearly 20 years after World War II, Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was honored by the world for his actions in saving countless Jewish lives in the face of the Nazi Holocaust. His death on October 9, 1958 brought a moment of silence from Leonard Bernstein while he conducted at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Golda... [Read more...]