COURT BANS PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2002

The June 26 decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to declare the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional was addressed in a news release by Catholic League president William Donohue: “In my first book on the ACLU (The Politics of the ACLU), I mentioned that the founder of the organization, Roger Baldwin, had said in his later years that ‘the... [Read more...]

BILLBOARD ERUPTS IN ANTI-CATHOLIC FUROR

Catalyst July/August Issue 2002

The May 25 edition of Billboard, the music newsweekly, carried a piece by editor-in-chief Timothy White that congratulated Irish singer Sinead O’Connor for ripping up a picture of the pope on “Saturday Night Live” in 1992; O’Connor declared, “Fight the real enemy.” In reference to the current scandal in the Catholic... [Read more...]

COACH OUSTED AFTER COMPLAINT

Catalyst July/August Issue 2002

It started when we received two complaints regarding an unfortunate situation at Horace Greeley High School in the Chappaqua, New York Central School District (this is where the Clintons purchased a house). It ended with someone getting fired. Here’s what we were told: ยท A group of boys who play on the Greeley freshman lacrosse team were scheduled... [Read more...]

TEXAS BISHOP EDMOND CARMODY SHOWS SPUNK

Catalyst July/August Issue 2002

In June, Edmond Carmody, Bishop of the Corpus Christi Diocese, banned both the gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial candidates in the Democratic party from speaking at diocesan churches because of their abortion-rights position. The candidates, Tony Sanchez and John Sharp, are Catholics who say they are personally opposed to abortion but nonetheless... [Read more...]

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