JESUIT UNIV. PRESIDENT CALLED “NAZI PRIEST”; LEADS TO FIRING

Catalyst December Issue 2000, Front Page

Following a protest by the Catholic League, a 24 year-old copy editor in Spokane, Washington was asked to resign after she labeled Gonzaga University president Rev. Robert Spitzer a “Nazi priest” in the pages of the Spokesman-Review. On November 8, the Spokane daily ran a short piece entitled, “Nazi priest promotes his book.”... [Read more...]

HATE ADS LOSE IN OH & CA

Catalyst December Issue 2000, Front Page

The same “Earth’s Final Warning” ads that the Catholic League has fought around the country appeared recently in the Athens Messenger in Athens, Ohio and The Sun in San Bernardino, California. Fortunately, the publishers of both newspapers pledged never to run them again. The Athens Messenger ran the offensive ad on October 4. It... [Read more...]

A NATION DIVIDED

Catalyst December Issue 2000, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue 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... [Read more...]

The Pope Pius XII Study Group: Read the Documents!

Catalyst December Issue 2000, Essay

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...]

GAY MILITANTS TARGET BISHOPS

Catalyst December Issue 2000

When the National Conference of Catholic Bishops (NCCB) met in Washington, D.C. for three days in November, they were greeted with a protest launched by Soulforce, a radical Christian group that seeks to change Christianity’s teachings on homosexuality. They disrupted Mass, disrupted a meeting of the bishops and blocked entrance to the National Shrine... [Read more...]

HATE MAIL FROM OUR NEW YORK TIMES AD COUNTERING CATHOLICS SPEAK OUT

Catalyst December Issue 2000

· Anonymous Man: “You make me really ashamed to be Catholic.” · Anonymous Man: ”I’m a Roman Catholic and I would like Mr. Donohue to know that he doesn’t speak for me, my wife or anyone I know.” · Ronald Peters of New York, NY: He is a non-Catholic who sent us a letter stating that he read our ad with sorrow. He... [Read more...]

DISHONESTY MARKS CATHOLIC SURVEY

Catalyst December Issue 2000

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...]

CHER RIPS NUNS IN NEW SONG, “SISTERS OF MERCY”

Catalyst December Issue 2000

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.” 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 the... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS AT UNIV. OF ILLINOIS STRIKE BACK

Catalyst December Issue 2000

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...]

KANSAS CITY STAR’S OBSESSION WITH PRIESTS AND AIDS

Catalyst December Issue 2000

Last January, the Kansas City Star released a sex survey of Roman Catholic priests that purported to show that priests were dying of AIDS at a rate much higher than the general population. Now the same newspaper has released new findings, this time saying that more than 300 AIDS-related priest deaths have been documented. The latest findings were... [Read more...]

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