BISHOP TOBIN PUTS A KENNEDY IN HIS PLACE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2010

Congressman Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island started it, and Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin finished it. The loser was clearly Kennedy. The late Senator Ted Kennedy was, like his son, an ardent champion of abortion rights, never having found one he couldn’t justify. But he never sought a direct confrontation, either. Patrick did. In an interview he... [Read more...]

DONOHUE SIGNS MANHATTAN DECLARATION

Catalyst January/February Issue 2010

In November, Bill Donohue was one of 145 religious leaders across the U.S. that signed the Manhattan Declaration, a document of Orthodox Christians, Catholic and evangelical Christians which commits them to the defense of human life, marriage and conscience rights. It is unwavering in its opposition to abortion, gay marriage and violations of religious... [Read more...]

DONOHUE SIGNS LETTER AGAINST IRAN

Catalyst January/February Issue 2010

In December, Bill Donohue joined a host of distinguished Christians in signing a letter urging the House of Representatives to pass “tough sanctions” against Iran. It was written as a response to the regime’s determination to acquire nuclear weapons  Read More →

OBAMA NOMINEES IN THE DOCKET

Catalyst January/February Issue 2010

The Catholic League has spoken critically of two lawyers chosen by President Obama for appointment in his administration, and both have run into trouble. Georgetown law professor Chai Feldblum, nominated to join the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Dawn Johnsen, Obama’s choice to head the Office of Legal Counsel, are left-wing extremists... [Read more...]

NATIVITY SCENES VANDALIZED NATIONWIDE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2010

Just like in years past, we were flooded with reports from across the nation about nativity scenes being vandalized. Here is a sample of the stories that came to our attention: · In Manchester, New Hampshire a five-foot tall figure of one of the Wise Men was stolen from a nativity scene that had been set up for 40 years. · In a neighborhood near the... [Read more...]

ASSESSING LITURGICAL REFORMS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2010, Book Review

Patrick G.D. Riley Mass Misunderstandings: The Mixed Legacy of the Vatican II Liturgical Reforms by Kenneth D. Whitehead. St. Augustine’s Press, 2009. Order online at www.staugustine.net or your favorite online bookseller. The subtitle presents the burden of this highly informative book. Not every liturgical reform given us by the Second Vatican Council... [Read more...]

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