April Issue 2008

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McCAIN REJECTS BIGOTRY; CITES HAGEE’S ROLE

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

After being pummeled by the Catholic League, Senator John McCain made a straight-forward denunciation of anti-Catholicism on March 7, explicitly citing Rev. John Hagee’s role. He thus put an end to this issue. The issue blew up on February 27 when the Republican nominee for president solicited and accepted the endorsement of Rev. John Hagee. Hagee, [...]

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POPE PRAISES GLENDON

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Pope Benedict XVI recently welcomed Mary Ann Glendon as the new U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. Glendon is a Harvard law professor and member of the Catholic League’s board of advisors; she had to suspend her association with the league, along with all other organizations she is affiliated with, before assuming her new position. Glendon has [...]

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NEW FILM EXPOSES SUPPRESSION OF SPEECH

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” Motive Entertainment. Opens nationwide on April 18. A new documentary hosted by Ben Stein, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” examines whether academic freedom and freedom of speech are being suppressed at our nation’s universities and bastions of “big science.” The film argues that those who broach the subject of intelligent design often invoke [...]

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HAGEE IN HIS OWN WORDS

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Rev. John Hagee, televangelist, pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio and co-founder of Americans for a Safe Israel, has dedicated a great deal of his time to attacking the Catholic Church. Not only has he trotted out old charges made by anti-Catholic Protestants that the Church is “The Great Whore” of Revelation, he has [...]

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HAGEE’S OOPS

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 3, Hagee issued a statement to the press claiming he was “shocked and saddened to learn of the mischaracterization of my views on Catholics.” We knew his claims of “mischaracterization” were bunk, so we trotted out a few of his meatier anti-Catholic allegations and printed them in a news release of our own. The [...]

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McCAIN-HAGEE TIMELINE

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When Republican Senator John McCain appeared with Pastor John Hagee to embrace his endorsement, the presidential hopeful slapped American Catholics in the face. The following timeline demonstrates how events transpired leading up to McCain’s repudiation of Hagee’s anti-Catholic bigotry. February 27: Republican presidential hopeful, Senator John McCain appeared with Pastor John Hagee and embraced the endorsement of [...]

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VICTORY IN TWO STATES

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

State lawmakers out to get the Catholic Church lost big time in Colorado and Maryland. The Catholic League was involved in both fights. As we reported last month, Colorado legislator Rep. Gwyn Green introduced a bill that would lift the statute of limitations on all future cases involving the sexual abuse of children and grant a [...]

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ANOTHER VICTORY

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 13 & 14, The Cavalier Daily, a student-run newspaper at the University of Virginia, ran two cartoons, both of which were offensive to Christians. We blasted the newspaper for their bigotry and pointed out its hypocrisy, which led to the newspaper’s apology the next day. The first of the offensive cartoons portrayed a crucified Jesus [...]

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OBAMA ON LIFE ISSUES AND MARRIAGE

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Senator Barack Obama recently proved that when it comes to the life issues and marriage, he represents a point of view that is in stark contrast to what the Catholic Church teaches about these subjects. For instance, in a debate he had with Senator Hillary Clinton on February 26, MSNBC moderator Tim Russert asked both presidential [...]

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THOUSANDS SHOW SUPPORT FOR PIUS XII

By | April 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On Sunday, March 2 the Catholic League celebrated the 69th anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Pius XII by submitting a petition for the late pontiff’s beatification. The league along with the Society of Catholic Social Scientists amassed a Petition to His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI for the Beatification of Pope Pius XII, which garnered over 15,000 [...]

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