CATHOLIC BASHING ON CAMPUS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2008

It’s not unusual for colleges to become a breeding ground for anti-Catholicism. Recently, New York’s Cooper Union and the University of South Carolina-Sumter proved themselves no exceptions. These two schools, the beneficiaries of federal tax monies, awarded their students, under the guise of free speech, a platform to spout off their anti-Catholic... [Read more...]

COMEDIANS GIVE MUSLIMS A PASS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2008

In June, Lewis Black, a repeat Catholic offender, released his new book, Me of Little Faith. In the book, Black holds no punches when it comes to attacking the Catholic Church, Orthodox Jews and Mormonism. But when it comes to Islam, Black gives the religion a pass. Black’s chapter on Islam, titled “Islam. All I’m Saying Is, I Got Nothing to... [Read more...]

BISHOPS RESTATE PREEMINENCE OF LIFE ISSUES

Catalyst July/August Issue 2008

On June 13, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops struck a blow to the culture of death by reaffirming its rejection of embryonic stem cell research and human cloning. It was important for all Catholics to acknowledge that the first and most important issues affecting public policy are the life issues. To maintain that other issues i.e.,... [Read more...]

WILL McCAIN AND OBAMA RESPECT CHURCHES?

Catalyst July/August Issue 2008

In June, the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College released a survey that reported 57 percent of Americans believe that religious leaders should not support political candidates during worship services. The findings of this poll had grave implications for anyone who decides to run for public office. Sen.... [Read more...]

SALLY QUINN’S NARCISSISM

Catalyst July/August Issue 2008

On June 18, the funeral Mass for NBC correspondent Tim Russert was held at Trinity Church in Georgetown. Attending the funeral was Sally Quinn. She is a Washington Post journalist and founder and co-moderator of “On Faith”, a Washington Post andNewsweek blog. Quinn, who was an atheist most of her life, posted on June 23 why she decided to go... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FOR GITMO MUSLIMS?

On June 19, the McClatchy Company, which owns 30 daily newspapers, completed a five-day series on the living conditions of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the reporting was based on an eight-month investigation. Needless to say, the series painted a negative picture. Among the things that troubled McClatchy was “the Americans’... [Read more...]

THE THREAT OF THE NEW ATHEISM BY MIKE SULLIVAN

Catalyst July/August Issue 2008, Book Review

Scott Hahn & Benjamin Wiker: Answering the New Atheism: Dismantling Dawkins’ Case Against God, Emmaus Road Publishing Is it time to crack down on religion? After all, religion is responsible for all the trouble in the world, isn’t it? The September 11 attacks were in the name of religion. Galileo was silenced in the name of religion. Everywhere... [Read more...]

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