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TIME TO CLOSE FAITH-BASED PROGRAMS

By | March 12th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Recently we called on President Obama to shut down the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The goal of the faith-based initiative launched by President George W. Bush was to put an end to the long-standing discriminatory practice of allowing federal monies to be spent on secular social service agencies, but not religious-based programs. While the [...]

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CELEBRITY CRUISES STIFFS CATHOLICS

By | March 12th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Recently we learned that Celebrity Cruises announced that at the beginning of this year it would no longer have priests on board to celebrate daily and Sunday Masses. We immediately followed up by questioning the cruise line about its new policy. Celebrity replied to our inquiry by saying, “Out of respect for our guests of all [...]

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BRIT HUME’S CRITICS ARE REVEALING

By | March 12th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

When Fox News analyst Brit Hume made a plea to Tiger Woods to turn to Christianity in order to seek forgiveness, a firestorm ensued. Anyone who doesn’t understand the premium that Christianity puts on forgiveness is badly educated, but that is no excuse for the kind of vitriol that was spewed against Hume. For advising Woods [...]

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HOLLYWOOD GOES APOCALYPTIC

By | March 12th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Two apocalyptic films were recently released that dealt with Christianity in wholly different ways: “The Book of Eli” and “Legion.” “The Book of Eli” puts a positive spin on Christianity. Following a nuclear war which destroyed all copies of the Bible, save for the one in Eli’s possession, he is determined to get the only copy [...]

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ATTACK ON PIUS XII IS UNSEEMLY

By | March 12th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

An article by Deborah Dwork and Eric Greenberg criticizing the Church for pursuing the cause of sainthood for Pope Pius XII was recently published on the website of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Dwork, a specialist in Holocaust studies at Clark University, and Greenberg, a rabbi and director of interfaith policy for the ADL, have the credentials, but [...]

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TIME TO CLOSE FAITH-BASED PROGRAMS

By | January 15th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why it is time for the Obama administration to shut down the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: The goal of the faith-based initiative launched by President George W. Bush was to put an end to the long-standing discriminatory practice of allowing federal monies to be spent on secular social [...]

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HOLLYWOOD GOES APOCALYPTIC

By | January 14th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue looks at Hollywood’s treatment of the apocalypse in “The Book of Eli” and “Legion”; the former opens January 15, and the latter a week later: By all accounts, “The Book of Eli” puts a positive spin on Christianity. The lead character, Eli, is played by Denzel Washington. Following a nuclear war [...]

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CELEBRITY CRUISES STIFFS CATHOLICS

By | January 14th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue explains why the Catholic League is sharply critical of Celebrity Cruises: Ten days before Christmas, we learned that Celebrity Cruises had just announced that beginning in 2010, it would no longer have priests on board to celebrate daily and Sunday Masses. We immediately followed up by questioning the cruise line about its new policy. [...]

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