January/February Issue 2001

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MARILYN MANSON FIRES AT CATHOLICISM

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

Marilyn Manson’s new CD, "Holy Wood," is replete with assaults on religion and celebratory comments on violence. On the cover is a picture of Manson on a crucifix with his jawbone removed; both Circuit City and Best Buy have required Interscope Records to put an alternative cover on the CD. The new single from the album [...]

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DENVER AIRPORT OFFICIALS BOW TO CENSORS

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

Officials at Denver International Airport (DIA) have decided that the Mass schedule for Catholic passengers cannot be announced on its public address system. The ban comes in the wake of several months of deliberation: one person had previously complained that it was improper to announce the schedule of Masses on Sunday and holy days of obligation [...]

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SALON.COM SLUGS CATHOLICS ONCE AGAIN

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

In 2000, the online magazine, Salon.com, published several articles attacking one aspect of Catholicism or another. Most of its attacks were centered on the Church’s teachings on sexuality. Its latest foray occurred on December 13 when it published a statement allegedly written by a 15 year-old girl charging that her Catholic school is anti-gay. The piece, "Teens, [...]

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THOMAS MORE CENTER

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

As our members know, the Catholic League fights anti-Catholicism by putting the media spotlight on the offender. A group that fights anti-Catholicism in the courts is the Thomas More Center for Law & Justice. Richard Thompson runs the Ann Arbor-based organization. We are pleased to work cooperatively with him; expect to hear more about the Thomas [...]

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HOUSTON PORN-ART GALLERY OWNER SHEDS BIAS

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

The Redbud Gallery in Houston, Texas is home to a blasphemous, obscene and racist exhibit. The exhibit in question, "Sextablos: Works on Metal," is a play on the Spanish word, retablo; retablos are Mexican paintings of saints on sheets of tin. "Sextablos" features many pornographic images, but by far the worst is the one by Michael [...]

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NOT SO OBVIOUS

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

The New Republic printed a letter from William Donohue on a cartoon drawing that appeared in its November 20 edition. After noting that the cartoon showed Barbara Bush holding George W. in the pose of Michelangelo’s Pieta, he commented: "Now it is obvious that you could have made your point without insulting Christians. What’s not so [...]

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CULTURE OF DEATH

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

Father Robert Batule is a member of the Catholic League, a sociology professor, author, Chaplain to the Society of Catholic Social Scientists and is associate pastor at Corpus Christi in Mineola, New York. His homilies are uniformly outstanding. On Christmas Day, he shared these thoughts with the congregation: "In late November, the lower house of the [...]

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HONESTY COUNTS

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

The November Catalyst carried an article, "The Deepest Bias," that mentioned a positive review of an anti-Catholic book published by the American Library Association (ALA). Steve Schroeder reviewed the book, The Jesus Mysteries, in the ALA newsletter, Booklist. Donohue complained in August to Bill Ott, the editor and publisher, but did not hear back. But when we asked our members [...]

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CASTRO TARGETS CATHOLICS

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

Irving Louis Horowitz is publisher of Transaction Press, a world-renowned sociologist, and a supporter of the Catholic League. His range of subjects is absolutely startling. One of his areas of expertise is Cuba, and what he recently had to say regarding the status of Catholicism there is deeply disturbing. Castro has now suspended diplomas or degrees [...]

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MORE MYTHS ABOUT PIUS XII

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

The witch-hunt against Pope Pius XII never ends. Yale University Press has now published Under His Very Windows: The Vatican and the Holocaust in Italy by Susan Zuccotti. The publisher describes the book as follows: "This meticulously researched and balanced book examines exactly what the pope, his advisers, and his assistants at the Vatican Secretariat of State did [...]

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