July/August Issue 2005

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MOTHER TERESA DEFAMED; CBS PETITION STARTED

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

At the end of May, William Donohue told the media, "In the 12 years that I have been president of the Catholic League, I have never witnessed a more vicious attack on Catholicism than what appeared this week on the Showtime program, 'Penn and Teller.'" Donohue was referring to the episode, "Holier Than Thou," that aired [...]

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QUICK VICTORY

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The venue:         New Orleans The issue:           Bigotry The winner:        Catholic League The loser:           Nation of Islam Time of Fight:     Few Hours On June 14, William Donohue e-mailed and faxed a letter to the seven members of the New Orleans City Council requesting that they intervene to stop New Orleans Police Superintendent Edwin P. Compass from allowing [...]

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MEET THE NEO-XENOPHOBES

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Xenophobia is the fear of strangers, and it typically refers to foreigners or recent immigrants. But there is a new expression of xenophobia afloat in our culture today, and it is one that is harbored by many of our cultural elites: it is the fear of the faithful. This new strain of xenophobia is evidenced by [...]

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EUGENICS, ROCKEFELLER AND ROE V. WADE

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By Rebecca R. Messall, Esq. This article is taken from its fuller version in the fall 2004 issue of Human Life Review, available in its entirety at www.humanlifereview.com. Everyone knows that the infamous Roe v. Wade opinion legalized abortion, but almost no one knows that legal abortion was a strategy by eugenicists, as early as 1939, to [...]

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CBS PETITION

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

As Viacom's flagship holding, CBS bears corporate responsibility for the outrageous "Penn and Teller" episode that was aired on Showtime attacking Mother Teresa. This was not a parody—it was hate speech. Portraying Mother Teresa as a person who plundered the poor was sick enough, but calling her "Mother F—king Teresa" was a kick in the face, [...]

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BIAS AND HYPOCRISY IN BROWARD COUNTY

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On May 27, a news story appeared in Florida's Sun-Sentinel regarding the "Controversy" exhibit at the Broward Art Guild. The article said that one of the artists, Michael Friedman, had complained to Mary Becht, Director of the Broward County Department of Cultural Affairs, about the "Yahoo!" entry by Alfred Phillips; it showed President Bush being sodomized. [Note: it [...]

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SPLIT DECISION ON TEN COMMANDMENTS

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 27, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered two opinions on the display of the Ten Commandments that all sides found wanting. It said it was okay to put a 6-foot granite replica of the Ten Commandments on public land in Texas, but it was not okay to put framed copies of the Ten Commandments in [...]

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ZEALOTS RAP AIR FORCE ACADEMY

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It is one the most hyped-up, politically driven scams in recent history, though aside from the Catholic League, virtually no one has labeled it as such. We are talking about the hit job on the U.S. Air Force Academy that zealots have waged against it. Much of the blame goes to Americans United for Separation of [...]

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SCHOOL YEAR ENDS IN CONTROVERSY

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The 2004-2005 academic year is over, but some controversies linger. For example, the Catholic League is involved in a case in Washington state protesting the treatment of Catholic students by an irate teacher. At the end of the school year, we learned of a public high-school teacher who has a long history of exhibiting anti-Catholic behavior [...]

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HATE MAIL

By | July 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following hate mail was sent to us from McAllen, Texas. The group is fictitious, though the message is not: it is the kind of mail we receive on a regular basis. Its effect on us? Like water off a duck’s back.

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