Sr. Margherita Marchione’s latest book, Pope Pius XII: Architect for Peace, is now available. This new book taps wartime Vatican documents that have long been available and have long been ignored. Sr. Margherita shows conclusively that Pope Pius XII was anything but “Hitler’s Pope.” Copies are available by calling Paulist Press at 1-800-218-1903. ... [Read more...]“TONIGHT SHOW” MOCKS CATHOLICISM
After receiving literally scores of complaints—via phone calls and e-mail—a copy of the May 19 edition of the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno was obtained. What angered so many people about this show was a rendition of the Catholic-baiting song, “The Vatican Rag,” performed by actor Dennis Franz and five other actors. Four of the characters... [Read more...]VANDAL SUSPECT ARRESTED
Brooklyn has been plagued with a long-series of vandalizing acts carried out against Catholic churches. Literally dozens of statues have been defaced or smashed, leaving Catholics who live in this New York borough wondering whether the police will ever be able to catch the guilty. On May 16, they did. The suspect, Primus St. Croix, 33, told the... [Read more...]VICTORY IN THE COURTS
On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that taxpayer money could be used to buy computers and other instructional aids for private and parochial schools. This was a victory that the Catholic League shared with others: Gerard Bradley and Robert George, both of whom serve on our board of advisors, filed an amicus brief on behalf of the league in this... [Read more...]HELLO—VOUCHERS ANYONE?
The schools in Oakland, California are so violent that hundreds of parents recently asked Mayor Jerry Brown to establish a charter school run by the National Guard. Brown accepted the idea, floated it by the school board, and watched it die a quick death. While this was going on, the ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit against California, claiming... [Read more...]PAPAL SIN IS PALPABLE NONSENSE
by Robert Lockwood A sad sign of the times is that there are those Catholics who let their own vision of what the Church should or should not be poison their public comments. They often engage in the most shocking anti-Catholic rhetoric to push a particular agenda within the Church, with little interest in the impact such rhetoric might have on the... [Read more...]