CATHOLICS SET TO RALLY; THRONGS EXPECTED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010, Front Page

Anthony Malkin, owner of the Empire State Building, says his decision to deny Mother Teresa the honor of having the building’s towers light blue and white on her centenary is “final and irrevocable.” Apropos, our decision to call for a demonstration outside the building on August 26 is “final and irrevocable.” The support we have garnered... [Read more...]

HIGH COURT APPEAL

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010, Front Page

The Catholic League has filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Pacific Justice Institute appealing a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that denied standing to the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) in an important free speech and association case. At stake is the right of the University of California system to reject... [Read more...]

UNDERSTANDING ANTHONY MALKIN

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010, From The President's Desk

In New York, like all big cities, there are public notables, superstar  athletes, entertainers, politicians, community leaders, businessmen, venture capitalists, clergymen, artists, media personalities, actors, musicians—celebrities of all kinds—persons who stand out and are well known. Not among them is Anthony Malkin. That, however, is changing. I... [Read more...]

MOTHER TERESA RALLY

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010

Below is the calendar we followed in contacting various organizations in the New York tri-state area regarding the rally. All of them received a letter explaining why the rally was being held (we have included those entities which we have yet to contact). May May 12-13: Kick-off May 14: Missionaries of Charity May 17: Bishops of India May 18: Indian... [Read more...]

EMPIRE STATE BUILDING AMENDS APPLICATION

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010

Click here to view the application we submitted to the Empire State Building and the amended application noting a “policy” of not honoring religious figures.  Read More →

TIME’S RAP ON POPE IS LOUSY JOURNALISM

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010

In June, Time magazine ran a cover story on Pope Benedict XVI titled “Why Being Pope Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry: The Sex Abuse Scandal and the Limits of Atonement.” Not only was the piece an unfair attack on the pope, but it was strewn with misinformation and falsehoods. Article writers Jeff Israely and Howard Chua-Eoan demonstrated... [Read more...]

HAWKING POSITS FALSE CONFLICT

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010

In a recent interview with ABC-News reporter Diane Sawyer, scientist Stephen Hawking opined that human life is “insignificant in the universe,” and then went on to say that “there is a fundamental difference between religion, which is based on authority, [and] science, which is based on observation and reason.” He concluded by saying, “Science... [Read more...]

BELATED VICTORY

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010

It was about a year ago—last August to be precise—when Showtime aired what was the most anti-Catholic television show in history, namely, a Penn & Teller episode on the Vatican. We took out ads in Hollywood publications; we made copies of the video and sent them to every bishop in the U.S.; we conducted a media campaign against the show; and... [Read more...]

WILL “JC” AIR?

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010

In the last issue of Catalyst, we mentioned that Comedy Central was contemplating running a show this fall, “JC,” that promised to be trouble for Christians. The question remains whether a cartoon that mocks Jesus Christ will air. Here are some developments. Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center and a member of the Catholic League’s... [Read more...]

VATICAN LAWSUIT DRIVEN BY HATE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2010

A lawsuit against the Vatican was filed recently in Louisville, Kentucky by attorney William McMurry seeking to depose Pope Benedict XVI. McMurry contends that officials of the Catholic Church in Rome, including the Holy Father, knew about cases of priestly sexual abuse and then covered them up. It is, of course, a staple of anti-Catholic thinking that... [Read more...]

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