COALITION TARGETS PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Catalyst December Issue 2007

In late October, the Catholic League joined over 60 national organizations in signing a coalition letter addressed to every U.S. Senator requesting an immediate suspension of federal funding  for Planned Parenthood. At issue are allegations that the pro-abortion giant has violated federal and/or state laws on late-term abortions. Here is an excerpt... [Read more...]

MEDIA IGNORE SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE SCHOOLS

Catalyst December Issue 2007

Beginning October 20, the Associated Press (AP) ran a three-day series on sexual abuse in the public schools. In its first installment on this issue, the AP called sexual abuse by public school teachers “a widespread problem.” The news wire service, which spent seven months gathering information, pulled no punches: “Students in America’s... [Read more...]

D’SOUZA AND HITCHENS DUKE IT OUT

Catalyst December Issue 2007

On October 22, The King’s College played host to a debate between Dinesh D’Souza, noted author and member of the Catholic League’s board of advisors, and popular British atheist writer Christopher Hitchens. The two men met at the New York Society for Ethical Culture to discuss the question “Is Christianity the Problem?”... [Read more...]

BRITNEY’S CONFESSIONAL SHOOT

Catalyst December Issue 2007

When asked by the New York Daily News on October 30 about pop star Britney Spears’ latest photo shoot, which depicted racy scenes with a priest in the confessional (below), Catholic League president Bill Donohue had this to say: “This is all the puzzle pieces coming together. This girl is crashing. She’s not even allowed to bring... [Read more...]

POPE PETITIONED TO BEATIFY PIUS XII

Catalyst December Issue 2007

Two national Catholic organizations, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, are working in a joint effort to petition Pope Benedict XVI to expedite the cause for the beatification of Pope Pius XII. The petition was written by Sister Margherita Marchione, author of numerous books on the pontiff. It... [Read more...]

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