March Issue 2000

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POLITICS AND RELIGION 2000

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

Candidates for state and federal office, Republican and Democrat alike, have addressed the subject of politics and religion more this election year than in previous ones. The Catholic League made clear its thoughts on this issue with a formal statement to the media: "Candidates for public office are often guilty of pandering to special interest groups, [...]

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MORE ART QUA HATE SPEECH ON CAMPUS

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

A lot of artists, for some reason, hate the Catholic Church. Why artists hate the Church more than, say, milkmen, is hard to say, but there is little doubt that they do. Maybe it’s because they fancy themselves as being creative. Maybe it has something to do with their fixation on abstract thinking. But chances are [...]

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INDULGING WITH INDULGENCES

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

The New York Times took the occasion of the opening of the Holy Door at St. Paul Outside the Walls Basilica in Rome to lecture the Catholic Church on its teaching concerning indulgences. The story, by Alessandra Stanley, appeared in the January 19, 2000 issue under the headline, "The Pope Opens a Door, but Not All Christians Feel [...]

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GETTING BASHED IN A TRAVEL GUIDE

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

Every bookstore carries volumes of Fodor’s travel guides. They are a useful source of information about cities and countries throughout the world. Unfortunately, they can also be a source of anti-Catholic bigotry. Take the Fodor’s Exploring Italy book. "Mammismo—the attachment of Italian men to their mothers—is as strong as ever. Christ, runs the old joke, was an Italian, [...]

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FATHER GUMPEL CORRECTS THE RECORD

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

In the last issue of Catalyst, we mentioned that one of the three Catholic scholars asked to join the commission on the Holocaust was Father John F. Morley. We also noted that Father Morley "has been critical of the work of Father Peter Gumpel, the Jesuit who is promoting the cause of sainthood for Pope Pius XII; [...]

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HATE MAIL

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

On January 26, we received a startling amount of text on the "Feedback" section of our website. It took 15 minutes just to open the page due to the volume. What it said was "HAIL HITLER HAIL PIUS." The author of this brilliant expression actually took the time to write this approximately 208 times per page [...]

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BROOKLYN CHURCHES VANDALIZED

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

Over the past few months, six Brooklyn Roman Catholic Churches have been vandalized. Statues have been decapitated, broken and defaced, and in some instances hate mail has accompanied the desecrations. In response, we contacted the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, asking the authorities to make these investigations a priority; [...]

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ANTI-CATHOLICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE

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

A new book that Catholic League members will not want to miss is now available from Our Sunday Visitor. Anti-Catholicism in American Culture is a series of essays which includes the Center for Media and Public Affairs’ newest report on media coverage of the Catholic Church. The book is edited by Robert Lockwood, former president of the publishing [...]

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HILLARY CLINTON—OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate on February 6, and she did so by sending the wrong message to Catholics. "I’ll be on your side in the fight against school vouchers, which drain taxpayer dollars from our public schools," she told the crowd at SUNY Purchase, the Westchester campus of the State [...]

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