June Issue 2000

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QUOTABLE

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

“NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw” 5/4/00 WILLIAM DONOHUE: (on John Cardinal O’Connor) Here is a man who gave us a moral compass, who gave us some understanding, who grounded our religion, not only in the teachings of the Church, but in common sense.  MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” 5/4/00  WILLIAM DONOHUE: (on John Cardinal O’Connor) [...]

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THE CARDINAL O’CONNOR I KNEW

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue It was Sunday, October 3, 1993, and I had been on the job for just three months.  That afternoon, I went for a walk in mid-town Manhattan and stumbled upon a street fair.   The hot sausage was great and so was the beer.  Then I heard some music coming from 5th Avenue, so [...]

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POPE PIUS XII AND THE HOLOCAUST

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

For nearly 20 years after World War II, Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was honored by the world for his actions in saving countless Jewish lives in the face of the Nazi Holocaust. His death on October 9, 1958 brought a moment of silence from Leonard Bernstein while he conducted at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Golda Meir, [...]

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ARE THERE ANY FEMINISTS LEFT?

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

That a woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body is a mantra that feminists have been uttering for the past three decades.  One would think, then, that if a man were to mutilate a woman’s body that feminists everywhere would rush to her side.  And if the man were also [...]

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THE BOOK-BANNING ACLU

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Ask anyone in the ACLU what he thinks of book banning and out pours a stream of invective targeted at Hitlerians.  Ironically, the ACLU is no stranger to book banning, having previously sought to ban the book Sex Respect from the schools in Wisconsin (the book teaches abstinence, ergo, the book must go—the ACLU thinks this represents a [...]

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145 YEARS OF BIGOTRY (AND COUNTING)

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Anti-Catholic legislation was passed 145 years ago in Massachusetts to stop state aid from ever reaching parochial schools; other states passed similar laws at the time and have yet to rescind them.  It was the infamous Know-Nothing Party that proposed this legislation in 1855.  It’s still on the books today (in the form of an amendment [...]

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STILL THIS IRISH VOICE

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It used to be that Irish newspapers respected the Catholic religion.  But no more.   It has been evident for some time now that the cultural winds that engulfed this country in the 1960s are blowing wildly in the land of St. Patrick.  Worse, many of the Irish who have emigrated here display an antipathy to [...]

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WHO IS “FATHER” RASI?

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On the May 2 edition of “Larry King Live,” several guests from various religions discussed the subject of homosexuality and religion.  The Catholic representative was Father Richard Rasi.  He was introduced by Larry King as a “gay defrocked priest.” Father Rasi insisted he was still a priest in good standing, did not dispute the gay characterization [...]

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CNN’S IDEA OF FAIRNESS

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The one exception to the respectful coverage of the death of John Cardinal O’Connor came from CNN.  One hour before the funeral Mass on May 8,  CNN interviewed three notables about the cardinal’s life.   Former New York Senator Alfonse D’Amato praised the cardinal for his work, drawing special attention to Cardinal O’Connor’s concern for the [...]

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HOST TO ANTI-CATHOLIC PLAY RECEIVES FEDERAL FUNDS

By | June 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

From April 26 to May 21, the Irondale Ensemble Project performed the anti-Catholic play, “The Pope and The Witch,” at the Theater for the New City in New York’s East Village. Written by the 1997 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Dario Fo, the play has been characterized by Newsday as involving “a heroin-addicted, paranoid Pope called [...]

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