July/August Issue 2002

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COURT BANS PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

By | July 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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BILLBOARD ERUPTS IN ANTI-CATHOLIC FUROR

By | July 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 Church, White cheered O'Connor by [...]

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COACH OUSTED AFTER COMPLAINT

By | July 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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: · A group of boys who play on the Greeley freshman lacrosse team [...]

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TEXAS BISHOP EDMOND CARMODY SHOWS SPUNK

By | July 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 support a woman's right to [...]

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