“THE NATIVITY STORY” IS A GEM

Catalyst December Issue 2006

The league’s own Kiera McCaffrey pre-viewed New Line Cinema’s upcoming film “The Nativity Story” and highly recommends it. Tracing the tale of Jesus’ birth from Zechariah learning that his wife will bear a son, John the Baptist, through the flight into Egypt and the Massacre of the Innocents, “The Nativity Story”... [Read more...]

O’REILLY TO VATICAN: “WISE UP OR SHUT UP”

Catalyst December Issue 2006

On the November 14 edition of “The O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O’Reilly said “the Vatican is calling the proposed fence on the southern border inhuman”; a picture of the pope was shown on the screen. O’Reilly is wrong—the Vatican has said no such thing. As a matter of fact, Pope Benedict XVI never once mentioned... [Read more...]

MONITORING THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

Catalyst December Issue 2006

On October 31, the Christian Science Monitor featured two responses to Pope Benedict XVI’s call for dialogue in his University of Regensburg lecture. One response was from a Christian and the other from a Muslim. There was just one problem: the person who wrote from the Christian perspective is an anti-Catholic bigot. Dave Hunt provided this... [Read more...]

SHOWCASING HATE SPEECH

Catalyst December Issue 2006

Every day, newspaper editors receive letters intended for publication. Ideally, these letters are thoughtful responses or additions to articles that previously ran. In reality, some are vile, hate-filled pieces that usually end up where they belong—in the garbage. Of late, the Philadelphia Daily News showed its anti-Catholic stripes by printing... [Read more...]

PUBLISHER MAKES AMENDS

Catalyst December Issue 2006

It is all too often that the Catholic Church serves as fodder for the vile smears of political cartoonists. Those artists with an axe to grind against the Church often vent their frustrations on the clergy as a whole. Thus we were not surprised to see a recent syndicated cartoon by Mike Shelton of California’s Orange County Register. Shelton’s... [Read more...]

“THE VIEW” SPORTS BIGOTRY

Catalyst December Issue 2006

As we have recounted several times before, there is an anti-Catholic animus evident among the panelists on “The View,” with Rosie O’Donnell and Joy Behar being the worst offenders. On October 27, they were at it again, trotting out the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church one more time. The occasion for their outburst was an... [Read more...]

COURTS V. COURTS OF PUBLIC OPINION

Catalyst December Issue 2006

On election day, voters in eight states were asked to decide whether or not to amend their state constitutions to ban gay marriage. In seven of those states, initiatives were passed to make such amendments. Voters in Colorado, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin decided to ban gay marriage. In Wisconsin, Madison Bishop... [Read more...]

ATHEISTS WANT TO “CRUSH A CRECHE!”

Catalyst December Issue 2006

This poster was found at atheism.about.com. It leaves no doubt as to the motivation of many atheists, and how they want to remove religion from Christmas. Here is an excerpt from atheism.about.com that accompanied the poster: Christian Nationalists aren’t moved by the principle of treating adherents of other religions with respect—they sincerely... [Read more...]

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY: CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

Catalyst December Issue 2006

The advertisement below ran in the New York Times op-ed page on Tuesday, November 28.  Read More →

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