December Issue 2000

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

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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." The story was simply [...]

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HATE ADS LOSE IN OH & CA

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 was sponsored by a splinter group of the [...]

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A NATION DIVIDED

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

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 [...]

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The Pope Pius XII Study Group: Read the Documents!

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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GAY MILITANTS TARGET BISHOPS

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 of the [...]

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

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

· 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. [...]

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DISHONESTY MARKS CATHOLIC SURVEY

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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, [...]

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

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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CATHOLICS AT UNIV. OF ILLINOIS STRIKE BACK

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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KANSAS CITY STAR’S OBSESSION WITH PRIESTS AND AIDS

By | December 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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