OREGON: DEATH CAPITAL OF U.S.

Catalyst December 1997

Last month we predicted that voters in Oregon would decide against the repeal of their assisted-suicide law. We were right. By a huge margin of 60 to 40 percent, Oregonians secured their status as the only state that allows doctors to kill their patients. Chances are there will not be a net increase in migration to the state, though Dr. Kevorkian must... [Read more...]

BUCKLEY’S BAD COMPANY

Catalyst December 1997

In a review of William F. Buckley’s autobiography, “Nearer My God,” William Monahan of the New York Post charged, “Buckley may truly be pious, but he often comes across like a warlike dominie of the Catholic League….” Maybe that’s why we like the book.  Read More →

BRIT ARTISTS BASH MARY

Catalyst December 1997

Many things on both sides of the Atlantic have a way of traveling to the other side. Here’s one thing we hope stays over there. In October, the Royal Academy of Arts in London promoted an exhibition of art called, “Sensation.” It was quintessentially modern, that is, it was vulgar, blasphemous and lacking in genuine creativity. One of... [Read more...]

VINTAGE MOTHER JONES

Catalyst December 1997

One of the favorite magazines of those who are still stuck in the ‘60s is Mother Jones. The Nov/Dec issue was dedicated to a newcomer of a subject for the publication, spirituality. Some religions were treated with kid gloves. It will surprise no one that ours wasn’t. The whole point of the article on Catholicism, “The Unfaithful,”... [Read more...]

PARANOIA’S IN THE AIR

Catalyst December 1997

Not a Christmas goes by without the politically-correct police taking up the cudgels to make the month safe from Christians. It’s not interest in the First Amendment that propels them, it’s paranoia, pure and simple. Even before Thanksgiving, the convulsions were evident in the Mahopac school district in New York. It seems that those subversives,... [Read more...]

CARBONDALE NEWS AIRS BIGOTRY

Catalyst December 1997

A newspaper in Pennsylvania that purports to be mainstream, the Carbondale News, recently gave air to a column on Catholicism that wouldn’t be found in most tabloids. To make matters worse, the writer is a paid member of the newspaper’s staff. Tom Flannery doesn’t believe in the Real Presence of Jesus. He also doesn’t believe in ethics. He... [Read more...]

NOTHING IS SACRED

Catalyst December 1997

Actress Lauren Hutton believes that though “the maker of us all” is sacred, religion should not be. She objects to religion because it “is a bunch of rules made up mostly by men.” Such logic dictates that she must be anti-basketball as well. Hutton’s dislike of religion is not universal: she hates our religion more than others.... [Read more...]

REUTERS REVEALS BIAS

Catalyst December 1997

On November 12, a story ran in many metropolitan newspapers about a Miami prostitute who maintained in court that she was just a nymphomaniac. The story was initially picked up by Reuters News Service and then farmed out to various newspapers. The only reason we’re mentioning it is because, for some strange reason, Reuters decided to state that the... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY MUST BE EXPERIENCED?

Catalyst December 1997

It is not everyday that the New York Times publishes a lengthy story on a piece of art that is being displayed in a Los Angeles museum. It is even more unusual to publish a color photo of it. But then again this is no ordinary work of art—it’s an explicitly anti-Catholic contribution. In last month’s Catalyst, we did a story on the Gober exhibition... [Read more...]

25TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER

Catalyst December 1997

On Thursday evening, April 16, the Catholic League will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a buffet dinner at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. All members, their families and friends are invited to attend. The typical dinner in New York runs $500 per person. The Catholic League dinner, though still expensive, is half that price. By charging $250... [Read more...]

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