STEM CELL BILL SKIRTS REAL ISSUE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2005

When the House passed a bill authorizing an expansion of federal funds for new embryonic stem cell research, we released the following statement to the press: “Those who voted for the bill sponsored by Reps. Mike Castle and Diana DeGette are quick to emphasize that the legislation is tightly drawn: it will only affect some human embryos that would... [Read more...]

HIGH COURT UPHOLDS PRISONERS’ RIGHTS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2005

On May 31, in a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the religious liberty rights of prisoners. The Catholic League frequently receives complaints from Catholic prisoners who maintain that their religious-liberty rights have been violated. We probe each case separately seeking to verify the authenticity of the complaint. In some cases,... [Read more...]

ERRATUM

Catalyst July/August Issue 2005

In the June Catalyst, we ran a story, “Sticking Their Noses Where They Don’t Belong,” that took issue with non-Catholics injecting themselves into the affairs of the Catholic Church; the article was prompted by media coverage of the election of Pope Benedict XVI. In the piece, we quoted a remark by Christel Kucharz of ABC news that... [Read more...]

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE COVER-UP

Catalyst July/August Issue 2005

It is not the Catholic Church that is impeding justice for the victims of child sexual molestation, it is Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. On March 1, some medical records of Planned Parenthood clinics were seized by the Medicaid fraud control unit of the Indiana attorney general’s office. The seizure was authorized to determine “whether... [Read more...]

CHRISTIAN CENTURY LOSES ITS HEAD

Catalyst July/August Issue 2005

On May 17, Christian Century, a Protestant magazine, published a remarkable editorial equating conservative evangelicals like Dr. James Dobson with the Nazis. Dobson, along with many others—including the Catholic League—has been angry over attempts to exclude people of faith from the judiciary. So how does this strike the Christian Century? “The... [Read more...]

GAY NAZIS STORM CHURCH

Catalyst July/August Issue 2005

Act Up, a radical gay group, stormed Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on June 5. One of the homosexuals, who was dressed as a priest, proceeded to perform a mock marriage of a gay couple while others screamed, “Pope Benedict XVI, homophobe, AIDS accomplice.” Their stunt was also marked by violence: Monsignor Patrick Jacquin was pushed to the... [Read more...]

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