IN THE COURTS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

The Catholic League has joined two lawsuits in an amicus brief. One case deals with abortion; the other with religious discrimination. The abortion case involves support for the ban on partial-birth abortion and a challenge to the euphemistic language used by the pro-abortion industry. “The language used by the pro-abortion movement to describe... [Read more...]

MORE TURMOIL AT UNIV. OF OREGON

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

The intolerance continues at the University of Oregon. The student senate at the university met in May to discuss the March issue of the student newspaper the Insurgent in which pornographic depictions of Jesus were shown. Student senator Dallas Brown proposed a resolution condemning theInsurgent’s offending publication on the grounds that... [Read more...]

GUILTY ARTIST DEFENDS WORK

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

One of the artists whose drawing appeared in the March issue of the University of Oregon’s the Insurgent defended his work. John Correa, in the Oregon Daily Emerald, defended his drawing of Jesus crucified, kissing a red-skinned demon. Correa began by stating that he did not create the work “specifically for the March issue,” but... [Read more...]

SENATOR KENNEDY’S IDEA OF BIGOTRY

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

On June 7, the Senate voted not to advance the Marriage Protection Amendment, which would have defined marriage in the U.S. as between a man and a woman only. Those in favor of advancing the amendment fell one vote short of a majority, 49-48, although 60 votes were needed to send the amendment to an up-or-down vote in the Senate. Sixty-seven votes were... [Read more...]

JUDGE OKAYS SUIT AGAINST VATICAN

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

A federal judge in Oregon ruled that a lawsuit against the Vatican over a priest accused of sexual abuse can move forward. Normally foreign countries are immune from jurisdiction in U.S. courts as per the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act. A Seattle-area man, in a lawsuit, accuses the Vatican of conspiring to protect a priest who was a known child molester... [Read more...]

A&E’S DEMONS MERIT EXORCISM

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

A&E television network broadcast a documentary in May replete with lies about the Catholic Church. The documentary was based on the book Illuminating Angels and Demons: The Unauthorized Guide to the Facts Behind the Fiction by Simon Cox. The book discusses the “facts” on which Dan Brown’s novel Angels and Demons is based. Bill... [Read more...]

SEX ED CRACKUP

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

On June 8, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene launched a program called the “Healthy Teens Initiative.” This program provides young people with easier access to condoms, birth control pills, and morning-after pills. Adolescents are also offered confidential counseling sessions. When asked by the media for his take... [Read more...]

HELP HONOR POPE PIUS XII

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

Sister Margherita Marchione, author, scholar and long-time friend of the Catholic League, has exerted much time and effort to honoring the memory of Pope Pius XII. Now she needs your help. Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ remembrance authority, bestows the title “Just Among the Nations” on non-Jewish individuals... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES AD, JUNE 7, 2006

Catalyst July/August Issue 2006

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