HOT ELECTION ISSUES IGNITE; BIGOTRY FLARES

Catalyst December Issue 2008, Front Page

Hot button issues on the November ballot triggered passions in many parts of the country. In some cases, things got ugly. Nowhere was the situation worse than in California, Washington and Michigan. Some of the proponents of gay marriage, abortion and euthanasia engaged in a bigoted protest against people of faith, including Roman Catholics. Not content... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS STIRRINGS

Catalyst December Issue 2008, Front Page

This year the Christmas stirrings started early. The anti-Christmas folks wasted no time protesting the holiday. In November, the American Humanist Association launched its “Godless Holiday Campaign.” It placed ads in newspapers that read, “Why believe in god? Just be good for goodness’ sake.” The same ad is now posted on Metro buses in Washington,... [Read more...]

CULTURE WAR READY TO EXPLODE

Catalyst December Issue 2008, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue We have been in the throes of a culture war for the past half-century, but never has it been more imperative to buckle your seat belts until now. Quite frankly, the culture war is about to explode. The culture war pits traditionalists against modernists. To be more specific, it pits those who ascribe to the timeless values that inhere... [Read more...]

ELECTION ISSUES SPARK VITRIOLIC RESPONSE

Catalyst December Issue 2008

On Election Day, Californians voted on Proposition 4, a measure that would require minors to obtain parental notification before an abortion is performed; there was a provision for judicial override in unusual circumstances—unfortunately the measure did not pass. However, leading up to the election, some of those opposed to the proposition engaged... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS VOTE PRO-MARRIAGE

Catalyst December Issue 2008

On November 5, we noted the role that Catholics played in securing marriage and family rights in the election. Were it not for Catholics, the institutions of marriage and the family would have taken a hit in places like Arizona, Florida and California. Indeed, in Florida and California, their vote proved to be decisive. Arizonians rejected gay marriage... [Read more...]

GAY FASCISTS STORM CHURCH

Catalyst December Issue 2008

On Sunday, November 9, a band of about 30 gays stormed a church in Lansing, Michigan. Some were well dressed—as if they were legitimately attending the church service—and were stationed inside Mount Hope Church; others were outside of the building dressed in pink and black. The group of self-described homosexual anarchists, Bash Back!, claimed the... [Read more...]

GAY MARRIAGE LOSES; PROTESTS TURN UGLY

Catalyst December Issue 2008

Homosexuals unhappy with election results rejecting gay marriage bashed the five groups most responsible for their loss: African Americans, Roman Catholics, Evangelical Protestants, Latinos and Mormons. No group was hit harder than Mormons. Here is a sample of their behavior: · Protesters in many California cities took to the streets snarling traffic... [Read more...]

BISHOPS BLAST ABORTION

Catalyst December Issue 2008

In a statement released on November 12, Francis Cardinal George, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, made it clear that the bishops will fight any expansion of abortion rights that may occur under the next administration. Specifically, the bishops—who were gathered in Baltimore for their annual fall meeting—objected to... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE DEFENDS BISHOP SERRATELLI

Catalyst December Issue 2008

On October 23, Bill Donohue sent a letter to Lois G. Lerner at the Internal Revenue Service. The text of this letter is printed below: Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State has made public his objections to Paterson, New Jersey Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli’s recent letter to his constituents on the subject of abortion. Lynn... [Read more...]

OFFENSIVE YouTube VIDEOS REMOVED

Catalyst December Issue 2008

After a strong fight by the Catholic League and our supporters, the young Canadian man, Dominique (his username is “fsmdude”) has removed his Eucharist desecration videos from YouTube. In October, after several unsuccessful attempts to reach YouTube CEO Chad Hurley, a YouTube official called Bill Donohue. The official told Donohue that YouTube had... [Read more...]

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