ANTI-WAR BIGOTS AT CORNELL

Catalyst March Issue 2003

The anti-war crowd may be a varied group, but it is also true that the hard-core activists are an angry and vicious lot. Take for example what has been happening at Cornell University. It is not enough for the anti-war students at Cornell to protest U.S. action against Iraq. What’s really bugging them is the United States itself and some of its premier... [Read more...]

CHURCH SCAPEGOATED IN “AMEN”

Catalyst March Issue 2003

Greek director Constantin Costa-Gavras’ latest movie, “Amen,” opened in select theaters on January 24. On January 7, the film was previewed by Catholic League director of communications Louis Giovino; he prepared a report on the movie for Catholic League president William Donohue. The following news release, written by Donohue, is based on Giovino’s... [Read more...]

HSBC: BEACON OF CORPORATE BIGOTRY

Catalyst March Issue 2003

Just when we thought we had heard the last story about the “holiday wars” of 2002, a bank issued a statement that really caught our eye. At the end of January, HSBC USA apologized for altering the religious imagery of a fifth-grader’s holiday card submission. Gregory Paladino, a student at Our Mother of Sorrows outside of Rochester, New York,... [Read more...]

PENN & TELLER OFFEND; ABC IGNORES PLEA

Catalyst March Issue 2003

Just over a week before the Super Bowl, Penn & Teller, the famed magicians, performed an obscene anti-Christian act in Las Vegas. Because they were scheduled to do a short skit on ABC prior to the Super Bowl, William Donohue appealed to ABC Sports director Howard Katz requesting that he cancel the spot. Here is the text of Donohue’s letter: Mr.... [Read more...]

“LAW & ORDER” DISTORTS CATHOLIC TEACHINGS

Catalyst March Issue 2003

The February 5 edition of the NBC show, “Law & Order,” misrepresented Catholic teachings in a way that made the Church look sinister. The show centered on Father Hogan who murdered a drug dealer. Here are three examples where the Church’s teachings were twisted: When questioned by police about the initial suspect in the murder, Father... [Read more...]

SHOWING THEIR CARDS

Catalyst March Issue 2003

Every now and then some organizations that feign neutrality manage to show their cards. It’s always gratifying when we learn our worst suspicions have been confirmed. It’s even gratifying when we learn that those whom we are certain are the enemy unwittingly show their cards. The sex abuse scandal in the Church has provided several examples of this... [Read more...]

TAKING THE BAIT

Catalyst March Issue 2003

When Bill Donohue debated Phil Donahue on abortion recently, Bill read the following item: “An abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun. It is dangerous to your life and health.” In an angry tone, Phil asked Bill who wrote that. Bill replied, Planned Parenthood in 1963. Gloria Feldt, president of Planned Parenthood, looked on in amazement.  Read More →

SUPPORT THE SUSAN B. ANTHONY LIST

Catalyst March Issue 2003

The Susan B. Anthony List is the nation’s number one organization dedicated to putting pro-life candidates in office. And it has been enormously successful in recent years. A not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization with almost 80,000 members, the Susan B. Anthony List was founded in 1992 in response to an overwhelming pro-abortion presence in Congress.... [Read more...]

CENSURE NEEDED

Catalyst March Issue 2003

The Catholic League is pressuring public officials in Hightstown, New Jersey, to censure Councilman Eugene Sarafin. On two occasions, Sarafin has used obscene terms to describe his Catholic critics. He labels them “Catholic s—.” The councilman is known for his atheism and inflammatory remarks about religion. It is important that our New Jersey... [Read more...]

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