January/February Issue 2003

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MURDER OF CHICAGO CATHOLIC WOMAN

By | January 23rd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The FBI recently released its annual report on hate crimes; it reported a 21 percent increase between 2000 and 2001. Just prior to the release of the report, there was a news story regarding a 51 year-old Chicago Catholic woman who was murdered by a 19 year-old man because he objected to the woman’s questioning of [...]

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AMERICANS UNITED WASHES THE FACE OF A BIGOT

By | January 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On November 15, Dr. Glenn L. Archer died at the age of 96. In 1948, he served as the first executive director of Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State; he held this post until he retired in 1976 (the organization changed its name to Americans United for Separation of Church and [...]

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NANCY PELOSI: “CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC”?

By | January 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 14, on the CNN show, “Inside Politics,” Nancy Pelosi said, “Yes, I’m a liberal Democrat, but I’m a conservative Catholic.” Her comment was also cited in the next day’s edition of USA Today. William Donohue found her comments amusing and told the media what he thought about them: “Nancy Pelosi, the new Minority Leader in [...]

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TAMPA TRIBUNE KEEPS BIGOT ON PAYROLL

By | January 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On November 18, Tampa Tribune columnist Daniel Ruth wrote a column questioning the relationship between Governor Jeb Bush’s religion (he is a convert to Catholicism) and his suitability for public office. Bush supports school prayer, limits on abortion, school vouchers and the like. As Ruth sees it, “if Jeb Bush appears for his second inaugural wearing a miter, [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S DUPLICITY

By | January 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The image that Planned Parenthood works hard to sell is that of an organization that cares for the plight of young women who find themselves in a pregnancy they never wanted. In reality, it is a well-greased monster that gets millions of taxpayer dollars each year to promote and offer abortions. But the blood on its [...]

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NEW YORK BISHOPS SUE NEW YORK STATE

By | January 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 30, the Catholic Bishops of New York State filed a lawsuit against New York State challenging a law that requires religious institutions to provide prescription contraception coverage to employees. New York State legislators ignored the bishops’ calls for exemptions for religious institutions, and in so doing have passed a law that would force the [...]

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PENNSYLVANIA PRIESTS PROTEST BIGOTRY

By | January 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Pocono Record is a newspaper in Northeast Pennsylvania that may not be distinguished by its circulation, but it certainly is distinguished by its vitriolic attacks on the Catholic Church. A recent editorial took direct aim at the Church blaming it for AIDS. It was one of the more irresponsible editorials we’ve seen. Fortunately, area priests responded in [...]

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