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LOS ANGELES TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES CHEER RELIGIOUS SPEECH

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

n the March 3rd editions of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, there were editorials praising Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Cardinal Mahony for opposing restrictive immigration bills. If a bill with punitive measures gets passed, Cardinal Mahony wants priests and the laity to defy the law. Our take on the two Times' was shared with the [...]

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SOUNDBYTES

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Bill Donohue on dispensations to eat meat on St. Patrick's Day: "The cuisine calls for corned beef—as well as for lots of green beer. That can't be ignored" (Beliefnet, 3-9); "It would be imprudent for Cardinal George not to accede to this reality that corned beef and cabbage and green beer are the staples of an [...]

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FEAR GUIDES MEDIA RESPONSE TO CARTOONS

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The controversy over the Danish cartoons that lampooned Muhammad continues to swirl. Here is what we told the media: "The decision of most mainstream media outlets not to reprint or show the controversial cartoons is the right one: the Catholic League sides with the U.S., Britain and the Vatican in denouncing the inflammatory cartoons. Regrettably, the [...]

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BEHEADINGS, ANYONE?

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In February, Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times wrote a striking piece on the Danish cartoons, "A Startling New Lesson in the Power of Imagery." He recalled how the Catholic League protested the 1999 "Sensation" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art that featured a "collage of the Virgin Mary with cutouts from pornographic magazines and shellacked [...]

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NOTHING NEW ABOUT MUSLIM RESPONSE

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The violent Muslim uproar over a cartoon is nothing new. In 1977, a small band of Muslim extremists took 149 hostages at three locations in Washington, D.C. because a movie they found offensive, "Mohammad, Messenger of God," was scheduled to be shown in area theaters. Threats of violence led to the film being pulled from its [...]

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“CHOOSE LIFE” VICTORY

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals handed a victory to those who have been lobbying to have a "Choose Life" license plate in New York. While it's not over yet, Dr. Elizabeth Rex is on a roll.

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BLINDED BY IDEOLOGY

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

For years, cartoonist Pat Oliphant has been taking irresponsible shots at Catholicism. Yet when it came to the controversial Danish cartoons that so inflamed the Muslim world, Oliphant wrote in a recent column, "I have to say that the point of these Danish cartoons eludes me, except as a needless and useless provocation." Which means he [...]

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CARTOON UPSETS UNIV. OF ILLINOIS OFFICIALS

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois, recently republished cartoons that made fun of Muhammad. Those responsible for doing so, the editor in chief and the opinion page editor, were suspended. The response of school officials to this incident was the subject of a news release by Bill Donohue: "Richard Herman, the chancellor [...]

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WILLIAM DONOHUE ON “TODAY”

By | April 8th, 2006|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The text below is an excerpt from Bill Donohue's interview with Matt Lauer on the March 8 airing of NBC's "Today" show. The two discussed the upcoming film release of “The Da Vinci Code.” LAUER: Lots of buzz here, William. Obviously we've got a big book, we've got big star, big director, big movie company, lots of [...]

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