MURDER OF CHICAGO CATHOLIC WOMAN

Catalyst January/February Issue 2003

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 his homosexual lifestyle. The FBI... [Read more...]

AMERICANS UNITED WASHES THE FACE OF A BIGOT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2003

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 State in 1982). On November 21, Barry... [Read more...]

NANCY PELOSI: “CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC”?

Catalyst January/February Issue 2003

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... [Read more...]

TAMPA TRIBUNE KEEPS BIGOT ON PAYROLL

Catalyst January/February Issue 2003

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... [Read more...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S DUPLICITY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2003

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 hands is also accompanied by lying... [Read more...]

NEW YORK BISHOPS SUE NEW YORK STATE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2003

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... [Read more...]

PENNSYLVANIA PRIESTS PROTEST BIGOTRY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2003

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... [Read more...]

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