January/February Issue 2001

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CULTURE WAR ON CHRISTMAS GOES BESERK

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Every Christmas season is a busy time for the Catholic League, but this past Christmas broke the record. Radical secularists across the nation went berserk trying to stamp out the religious significance of the holiday. Our response was equally unyielding. Just as December began, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) wasted no time issuing a pamphlet, "The December [...]

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HOLOCAUST “EXPERT” OUTED

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On Nov. 13, the News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware ran a story on a "nationally known Holocaust educator Jack P. McGough." McGough had spoken the day before at the student center on the campus of the University of Delaware (UD) in Newark; he was identified as a professor at UD. The Jewish Federation of Delaware sponsored his talk, [...]

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DISHONEST DEBATE OVER DIVERSITY

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue There is not a school or corporation that doesn’t mouth the mantra of diversity, whether it be in the form of a classroom discussion on multiculturalism or a diversity seminar for employees. What is particularly bothersome about this enterprise is the rank intellectual dishonesty that colors it. In the language of multiculturalism, diversity [...]

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OBSCENE ATTACK ON CHRISTMAS

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This past Christmas season, a store in Berkeley, California sold T-shirts that said "F--- Christmas"; the shirt bared the full name of the obscenity. When William Donohue learned of this he personally called the store, Bear Basics, and asked a series of questions. What he discovered was interesting, to say the least. The manager of Bear [...]

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MORE LIES

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Some of those who hate the Catholic Church willfully distort the facts to make their point. Some simply lie. Kit Greenberg fits the latter category. Ms. Greenberg was quoted in the San Jose Mercury News as saying that the Catholic Church teaches that "AIDS and HIV are God’s curses on people who behave inappropriately." William Donohue wrote to [...]

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HERE’S A NEW ONE

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Think you’ve heard it all? Here’s a new one. On December 8, the Wall Street Journal ran a front-page story on how few women in Mexico use tampons. Two percent, to be exact. In Italy, the figure isn’t much better, registering a measly four-percent. Now what do Mexico and Italy have in common? You guessed it—Catholicism. "The Roman [...]

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ASHCROFT AND BOB JONES UNIVERSITY: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Senator John Ashcroft, who has been selected by President-elect George W. Bush to be attorney general, has come under fire for accepting an honorary degree from Bob Jones University. When this issue first surfaced, the Catholic League staked out its position in a release to the media: "Prior to George W. Bush’s address at Bob Jones [...]

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PIUS XII’S HEROISM

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Nikolaus Kunkel served in the German Army at the time of the Holocaust. In a recent interview, he credited Pope Pius XII with saving the lives of many Jews, arguing that less would have been saved had the pope been more vocal in his public pronouncements condemning Hitler at the time. Kunkel recalled that German troops [...]

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TIME COMES CLOSE

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Our file on Time magazine grows each year as the weekly magazine continues to insult Catholics. However, its December 4 edition came close to doing a short piece that was quite good. Until the end. Time ran a story on a play written by Karol Wojtyla that is currently being performed in Paris. The play, The Jeweller’s Shop: A Meditation [...]

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“60 MINUTES” DRAWS ON BIGOT TO SLAM CHURCH

By | January 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 10, the CBS show, "60 Minutes," did a segment on the merger of Catholic hospitals with secular healthcare institutions. The focus of the piece was the unavailability of contraceptive services and abortions at these facilities. Morley Safer conducted interviews with several persons, including Frances Kissling of Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC). Kissling was [...]

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