VIDEO VIOLENCE

Catalyst June Issue 2003, Front Page

A new PC video game, “Postal 2,” is selling out across the nation. The sequel to “Postal,” the new action game allows the player to be “Postal Dude,” a character who kills anything in sight. The player can blow a priest’s head off with a shotgun and kick the bleeding head around the street like a soccer ball. It is also possible to wait... [Read more...]

SEN. SANTORUM ASSAILED FOR HIS CATHOLICISM

Catalyst June Issue 2003, Front Page

U.S. Senator Rick Santorum recently defended the institution of marriage, and for doing so has been criticized by gay activist groups. Santorum, who is a Roman Catholic lawyer, offered a comment that reflected both the current legal view of homosexuality and one that is consistent with Catholic teaching. The Catholic League immediately rushed to his... [Read more...]

IN DEFENSE OF SENATOR SANTORUM

Catalyst June Issue 2003, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Senator Rick Santorum has been accused of many things lately, all of them false. He is a decent and honorable man who is not afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom on sexuality. More than that, he is not about to check his religion (Catholicism) at the Senate’s door. Nor should he. On April 7, Senator Santorum gave an interview... [Read more...]

THE ANALYSIS OF A SMEAR

Catalyst June Issue 2003, Essay

by Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R. I have been expecting a smear attack from the anti-Catholic segment of the media for years, and on March 2, 2003, it came. The Dallas Morning News, which I had never heard of, carried an article by Brooks Egerton entitled, “Priest plays down abuse crisis while helping clergy keep jobs.” The article began... [Read more...]

CATHOLICISM ON TRIAL

Catalyst June Issue 2003

President George W. Bush has nominated J. Leon Holmes to serve as a federal judge for eastern Arkansas. But his nomination has run into trouble with some Democrats who believe Holmes is too religious. Holmes is a convert to Catholicism and is strongly pro-life. Judge Leon Holmes has stellar credentials. He graduated first in his law school class; he... [Read more...]

AL SHARPTON GOES ON TOUR

Catalyst June Issue 2003

Rev. Al Sharpton, a Democratic presidential candidate, has announced that he will begin a voter registration drive this summer, traveling the country with musicians and religious leaders. Sharpton is known for his campaigning in black churches and has said that the presidential campaign of Rev. Jesse Jackson provides a useful model for his bid at the... [Read more...]

ISRAEL MUSEUM HOSTS ANTI-CATHOLIC ART

Catalyst June Issue 2003

The Israel Museum is hosting an exhibition, “Revelation: Representations of Christ in Photography,” that is based on a newly released book by that name; it began May 26 and will run through September 6. Nissan N. Perez is curator of photography at the museum and the author of the book’s introduction. On May 7, Catholic League president William... [Read more...]

SPARE US THE LECTURE

Catalyst June Issue 2003

On April 30, a Pennsylvania radio station aired an editorial by Mark Marek that lectured Pope John Paul II on Catholic doctrine. WLSH, located in Lansford, Pennsylvania, aired the broadcast that many local Catholics found offensive. Marek, a former Catholic, took umbrage with the pope for his Holy Thursday statement reaffirming Catholic doctrine on... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER RIPS PRIESTS ON BROADWAY

Catalyst June Issue 2003

To the utter delight of New York liberals, comedian Bill Maher has taken his sick brand of humor to Broadway. “Bill Maher: Victory Begins at Home,” opened for a limited engagement in May at the Virginia Theater. Louis Giovino, the league’s director of communications, attended the May 7 performance and provided the following examples of Maher’s... [Read more...]

RIDER APOLOGIA

Catalyst June Issue 2003

The May Catalyst reported that we were awaiting a statement by Rider University president Bart Luedeke regarding our criticisms of “The Children of Fatima.” He distanced himself from the play, saying he was sorry some found it offensive. That’s weak but better than nothing.    Read More →

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