PIUS XII SMEARED AGAIN; EFFORT BRANDED A “HOAX

Catalyst March Issue 2005, Front Page

The campaign against Pope Pius XII picked up steam in January when the New York Times reported that there was documentation to suggest that the Vatican issued instructions after World War II not to return baptized Jewish children to their parents; this story was based on an article that had recently appeared in an Italian newspaper. Before the month... [Read more...]

BUCKLEY: DEATH TO POPE

Catalyst March Issue 2005, Front Page

William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of National Review, wrote a column on February 9 for Universal Press Syndicate titled, “Death for the Pope.” He began his piece as follows: “At church on Sunday the congregation was asked to pray for the recovery of the pope. I have abstained from doing so. I hope that he will not recover.” Here... [Read more...]

IT’S ALL ABOUT DISCERNMENT

Catalyst March Issue 2005, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue I’m often asked how the Catholic League decides what it should do and how it should proceed. Suffice it to say that there are no barometers, metal detectors or replay cameras in this business—it’s always a judgment call that cannot be reversed. Once we verify the facts of a case before us, we must frame the issue. Put... [Read more...]

ARTIST DEFILES VIRGIN MARY: EPISCOPAL BISHOP OFFERS HIS BLESSINGS

Catalyst March Issue 2005

ARTIST DEFILES VIRGIN MARY: EPISCOPAL BISHOP OFFERS HIS BLESSINGS The next time someone tells you that all the Catholic bashing in this country comes from secularists, let him know about the Episcopal Bishop of New York. Donohue’s letter is self-explanatory. Thus far, there has been no response from Bishop Sisk. February 3, 2005 The Right... [Read more...]

CORNWELL’S LATEST FOLLY: TRYING TO SMEAR POPE JOHN PAUL II

Catalyst March Issue 2005, Book Review

By Ronald Rychlak For about 20 years, author John Cornwell wrote as a disenchanted, former Catholic. Some of his early books sold well, but he really hit the big time in the past five years. He still writes books highly critical of the Catholic Church. Now, however, he writes not as a bitter former seminarian, but as a Catholic who is more ‘hurt and... [Read more...]

NEW BID TO SMEAR POPE PIUS XII FAILS

Catalyst March Issue 2005

On January 9, the New York Times ran a story about an article in an Italian newspaper that claimed to have uncovered a 1946 document that implicates Pope Pius XII in a scheme not to return baptized Jewish children (who were hidden from the Nazis during the Holocaust) to their parents after the war. Since its publication, the controversy has exploded. Catholic... [Read more...]

JEWISH GROUP SUES VATICAN

Catalyst March Issue 2005

The Coalition for Jewish Concerns has announced that it is going to sue the Vatican in an attempt to force the Holy See to open its archives relating to Jewish children sheltered by the Catholic Church during World War II. Catholic League president William Donohue gave his reply today: “In 1964, Dr. Leon Kubowitzky, an official of the World Jewish... [Read more...]

HITLER’S PLOT TO KIDNAP POPE LEAVES SOME MUTE

Catalyst March Issue 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way some have reacted to the news over the weekend that Hitler had ordered the kidnapping of Pope Pius XII: “An Italian newspaper claims to have uncovered a 1946 document that says Pope Pius XII sought to block the return of Jewish children (who had been hidden by Catholics from the... [Read more...]

PRO-ABORTION CAMP SEEKS TO HIJACK RELIGION

Catalyst March Issue 2005

January 21, 2005 PRO-ABORTION CAMP SEEKS TO HIJACK RELIGION Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way pro-abortion activists are seeking to hijack religion: “As we approach the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, it is evident that the pro-abortion camp is in disarray. For example, a New York Times/CBS poll released... [Read more...]

WILL HILLARY CLINTON OK “CHOOSE LIFE” LICENSE PLATE?

Catalyst March Issue 2005

January 28, 2005 WILL HILLARY CLINTON OK “CHOOSE LIFE” LICENSE PLATE? The following letter was sent today to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by Catholic League president William Donohue: Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. Senate 476 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Clinton: Your remarks of January 24 on the subject... [Read more...]

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