July/August Issue 2003

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ELITES PROMOTE TWISTED SENSE OF MORALITY

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We live in strange times. Consider that in early June, a defrocked Catholic priest from Missouri was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on charges he possessed child pornography. In the latter part of the month, a former New York Law professor was sentenced to six months in jail for collecting 150,000 pictures of the [...]

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WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GOOSE…

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Given the heightened interest the media have regarding the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, we thought it would be nice to see if what's good for the goose is good for the gander. William Donohue wrote the following news release of June 12 that explains what we did: "The sexual abuse crisis in the [...]

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EQUAL JUSTICE AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

To demonstrate how equal justice for the Catholic Church remains elusive, we decided to choose one day, May 22, and point out how utterly absurd things have become in the wake of the sex abuse scandal. Here's what we said to the press: "It is reported today that a Cincinnati priest, the Archdiocese and the archbishop [...]

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ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE BISHOPS GROW

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The four bishops of Massachusetts have taken a stand against same-sex marriage. Their statement comes at a time when the state's Supreme Judicial Court is contemplating a decision on the constitutionality of homosexual marriage. On June 1, gay activists objected to the bishops' position by protesting during Mass in the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in [...]

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NOTRE DAME PROFESSORS FILE CATHOLIC LEAGUE BRIEFS

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Two professors from Notre Dame Law School, Gerard Bradley and Rick Garnett, are each filing a friend-of-the-court brief on behalf of the Catholic League in two very important cases affecting school vouchers that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on next term. In the first case, a coalition of liberal organizations is relying on anti-Catholic legislation [...]

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AMA BACKS RESEARCH CLONING

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 17, the Catholic League issued the following news release on the decision by the American Medical Association (AMA) to allow research cloning: "What is the purpose of allowing research cloning if not to allow reproductive cloning? There is no way to gently open the door to therapeutic cloning without opening the door to wholesale [...]

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JEWISH GAY AGNOSTIC HERO MADE A SAINT

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Beginning June 6, San Francisco's Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History began featuring an exhibit on Harvey Milk, the deceased gay San Francisco supervisor. Milk was killed 25 years ago and was the first openly gay elected official in a major American city. This is the inaugural exhibit of the Museum of GLBT History. [...]

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HUGH HEFNER’S EPIPHANY

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The July issue of Playboy has a picture of Hugh Hefner praying with the three stars of "Charlie's Angels 2"; Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore are dressed as nuns in full habit. There is also a picture of Hefner with his arm draped around a large statue of the Virgin Mary. It seems that "Charlie's Angels" [...]

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WHAT’S WITH O’REILLY?

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Ever since we criticized Bill O'Reilly for attacking the pope, he won't let up on us. On June 3, he took two more shots at us. Bill Donohue has never flinched from debating anyone. Any time O’Reilly wants to mix it up with our Bill, all he has to do is give us a call.

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MORE THAN ANTI-SEMITISM AT SANTA ROSA

By | July 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This past spring we read how the Jewish faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College were unimpressed with the free speech rights of an anti-Semitic student. The president of the college, Robert Agrella, also took exception to the article that appeared in the school's newspaper. It was titled, "Is Anti-Semitism Ever the Result of Jewish Behavior?" Curious, [...]

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