January/February Issue 2011

/Tag:January/February Issue 2011

MILITANT ATHEISM

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The media love conflict, so it was no surprise that the Catholic League’s response to the American Atheists billboard would generate big news. What meant a lot to us was the enthusiastic response we received from Protestants: they wrote letters of thanks, sent checks, called to congratulate us, etc. We even heard from Jews who were [...]

Comments Off on MILITANT ATHEISM

SECULAR SABOTAGE SCORES

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue’s Secular Sabotage was listed as one of the ten best books of 2010 in two categories: Top Ten Catholic Books (see Catholic Exchange) and Top Ten Conservative Books (see Ronald Reagan Forums). He was #2 on both lists.

Comments Off on SECULAR SABOTAGE SCORES

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN TO LEAD BISHOPS

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

At the recent meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected to lead the bishops’ conference as president for the next three years. We called this a splendid choice. Archbishop Dolan possesses all the right skills to lead the USCCB: he is brilliant, courageous and diplomatic. We [...]

Comments Off on ARCHBISHOP DOLAN TO LEAD BISHOPS

OBAMA SPEECHWRITER’S IDEA OF COMEDY

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Late last year, Jon Lovett, a White House speechwriter, won the “Funniest Celebrity” competition in Washington, D.C. In a quip he made about the TSA’s pat downs, he said, “it’s giving a way for, you know, defrocked priests to get their lives back together, giving back to the community, lend a…Well, not lend a hand, but [...]

Comments Off on OBAMA SPEECHWRITER’S IDEA OF COMEDY

POPE IGNITES DEBATE OVER CONDOMS

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A firestorm was triggered when reports surfaced that Pope Benedict XVI suggested that condoms may make sense in preventing the transmission of disease. The accuracy of this interpretation immediately came under scrutiny, as theologians immediately weighed in on the pope’s nuanced response. What was not in dispute was this: he never said condoms are an acceptable [...]

Comments Off on POPE IGNITES DEBATE OVER CONDOMS

PETA EXPLOITS POPE

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently embarked on a campaign encouraging the spaying and neutering of animals. The leaflet that it distributed, “Pope Condom,” shows an obviously doctored picture of Pope Benedict XVI throwing a condom to a crowd. There were two problems with this campaign: the leaflet exploited the pope; and it [...]

Comments Off on PETA EXPLOITS POPE

POPE BLAMES PRO-PEDOPHILIA CROWD

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a high-profile Christmas speech, Pope Benedict XVI chastised priests who have molested minors, saying it had reached an “unimaginable dimension.” He also tried to put the problem in a broader context, and for this he was condemned. The pope said, “In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even [...]

Comments Off on POPE BLAMES PRO-PEDOPHILIA CROWD

“THE VIEW” GIRLS GET ANGRY

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Right before Christmas, the gals on “The View” took to criticizing the Catholic Church about abortion. Bill Donohue set sail a news release, asking our e-mail list to e-mail the show’s executive producer. And boy, did they. The next day, December 23, the panelists went ballistic. Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have been bashing [...]

Comments Off on “THE VIEW” GIRLS GET ANGRY

CATHOLICS, JEWS, BLACKS AND MUSLIMS

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We recently commented on the latest evidence of duplicity on the part of the media and civil libertarians. We noted the story of a nun who was accused of embezzling $1.2 million from Iona College, a Catholic institution outside New York City. There was also a story about a rabbinical court in Brooklyn that ordered its [...]

Comments Off on CATHOLICS, JEWS, BLACKS AND MUSLIMS

APPLE DISSES CHRISTIANS

By | January 26th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A decision by Apple Inc. to remove an iPhone app called the Manhattan Declaration was the subject of intense debate in December. The Manhattan Declaration is an authoritative statement initially signed by 148 signatories, all of them prominent Orthodox Christian, Catholic and Protestant religious leaders, affirming the sanctity of life, religious liberty and marriage (Bill Donohue [...]

Comments Off on APPLE DISSES CHRISTIANS