What happened in the presidential election is a mirror of our culture: politically and morally we are a divided people. This isn’t good for anyone and it high time we started the mending process. One way to start is to examine the sociological principles that undergird Catholicism and then see what they have to offer the country at large. Protestantism... [Read more...]The Pope Pius XII Study Group: Read the Documents!
by Ronald J. Rychlak The role of Pope Pius XII during the 1930s and World War II has become a matter of international intrigue. Like most governments, the Vatican, keeps its records closed until after the death of all involved. The files are now open up through 1922. However, due to interest in this era, Pope Paul VI commissioned four Jesuit priests... [Read more...]THE BIGGEST ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOT ON THE BLOCK?
Subscribers of the New Yorker who are anti-Catholic (not a few we would guess) have come to adore James Carroll. Carroll is a former priest who today competes with many former priests and seminarians as the biggest anti-Catholic bigot on the block. With his latest book, we think he’s won. Constantine’s Sword, the Church and the Jews: A History will... [Read more...]BORDERS PROMOTES CORNWELL
Borders is one of the nation’s largest bookstore chains. It has every right to carry John Cornwell’s dishonest screed on Pope Pius XII, Hitler’s Pope, but it has no moral right to promote the book as if it were the gospel truth. The October issue of the catalog, “Inside Borders,” has an ad for Cornwell’s book that describes Pius... [Read more...]CATHOLIC BASHERS STUFF HILLARY’S COFFERS
On October 25, Hillary Clinton had a fundraising event at New York’s Roseland Ballroom. Among those in attendance were at least seven celebrities who have a record of Catholic bashing. Consider the following: · Ben Affleck played in the anti-Catholic movie, “Dogma,” and admitted that “The film is definitely meant to push buttons” ·... [Read more...]CATHOLICS AT UNIV. OF ILLINOIS STRIKE BACK
On November 1, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) ran one of their dishonest ads in the pages of the student newspaper at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Daily Illini; the same ad appeared five days later. Like many student newspapers, the Daily Illini receives no student or university money, though it is distributed on campus and... [Read more...]CHER RIPS NUNS IN NEW SONG, “SISTERS OF MERCY”
A week prior to the release of Cher’s new CD, “Not Commercial,” she was blasted all over the country by the Catholic League for her anti-Catholic song, “Sisters of Mercy.” The Cher described the songs on her new CD, all of which she wrote, as “dark.” Indeed, she authorized a warning label on the cover because of... [Read more...]CHURCH VANDALS HIT MARYLAND, ALABAMA, ALASKA
Catholic churches and Catholic religious symbols continue to be vandalized in many parts of the country. For three years, Father Thomas Flowers, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Church in Chesapeake City, Maryland has led his church and the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus in erecting small crosses at a prominent roadside. This year they ran into... [Read more...]“CRIME NOT OF HATE, BUT OF LOVE”
When 73-year old Dennis Heiner went before State Supreme Court Justice Thomas Farber, he knew he could get a year in jail and a $5,000 fine. His crime? Painting over the dung-laden portrait, “The Holy Virgin Mary,” that was featured at the Brooklyn Museum of Art last year. But on November 14, Justice Farber slapped Heiner with a $250 fine.... [Read more...]DISHONESTY MARKS CATHOLIC SURVEY
On October 24, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) released the results of a survey of Catholic voters. William Donohue read the survey and wasted no time blasting CFFC. Here is the text of his remarks as released to the press: “Belden Russonello & Stewart, hired by Catholics for a Free Choice to do its survey, is not a disinterested research... [Read more...]