KISSLING BLAMES BISHOPS FOR AIDS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

Frances Kissling, president of Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), announced after Thanksgiving that she was launching a global campaign to change the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality. She wants to end what she calls “the Catholic bishops’ ban on condoms.” The ad reads as follows: “Catholic people care. Do our bishops?... [Read more...]

WESTCHESTER PRO-ABORTION UNIT PENALIZED FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL ELECTION LAW

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

In mid-December, Rye, New York attorney and Catholic League member Aldo Vitagliano was notified by the Federal Election Commission that he has prevailed against a pro-abortion group from Westchester, New York. On March 1, 1999, Vitagliano filed a complaint against PROCHOICE VOTER, the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC, and the Westchester... [Read more...]

“JESUS HAS TWO MOMMIES” COMES TO MASSACHUSETTS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

On November 30 and December 1, the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts, presented Faith Soloway’s, “Jesus Has Two Mommies.” It was also performed on December 21 and 22 at Boston’s Copley Theater. Called a “multi-media schlock opera,” the performance features Ms. Soloway, who plays herself, and Christine Cannavo,... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF NORTHERN IOWA HOSTS “CORPUS CHRISTI”

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

The University of Northern Iowa hosted the Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi,” December 12-14. The play depicts Christ having sex with the 12 apostles. Catholic League president William Donohue jumped on this issue and made headlines in Cedar Rapids as a result. The public was largely on our side. Here is the text of Donohue’s remarks: “The... [Read more...]

“JOHNNIE WALKER RED” IS NO CATHOLIC

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

A nominal Catholic brought up by irresponsible parents in a moral wasteland turns his back on his religion, converts to another, and commits treason. So in the eyes of the media, he’s Catholic. But not to us. Which is why we used this instance as a teaching moment. We’re talking about John Walker, the American Taliban traitor. Bill Donohue calls... [Read more...]

MAXIMUM PENALTY SOUGHT AGAINST ANTI-CATHOLIC TEACHERS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

The Catholic League is seeking the maximum penalty against anti-Catholic teachers at Sharon High School in Massachusetts for their participation in an anti-Catholic event. At the high school’s Halloween party, two male students dressed as pregnant nuns and another dressed as the priest impregnator. They were awarded first prize by a faculty panel:... [Read more...]

RABBI HIER TWISTS THE FACTS TO INDICT PIUS XII

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

On November 14, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, issued a news release that was challenged by Catholic League president William Donohue. On December 7, Donohue asked Rabbi Hier to substantiate the following italicized parts of his comments: “Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden adamantly refused,... [Read more...]

HOLOCAUST LIBEL ENDS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002

As everyone who reads Catalyst knows, we adamantly reject the argument that Pope Pius XII was “silent” and did nothing to help Jews during the Holocaust. Indeed, our bottom line is that no one did more to help Jews. It is particularly offensive when young children are taught lies about Pius and that is why we quickly jumped on a tip given... [Read more...]

GUESS WHO’S BACK?

Catalyst January/February Issue 2002, Book Review

by Ronald J. Rychlak Remember John Cornwell? In his last book, Hitler’s Pope, he claimed that he was a loyal, practicing Catholic who had the highest regard for Pope Pius XII and wanted to write a book defending him. He said he received special access to secret archives due to his previous writings defending the Church. He said he spent months on... [Read more...]

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