DRACONIAN LAWS PROPOSED; THREE STATES GUILTY

Catalyst March Issue 2006, Front Page

The sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has triggered a rash of draconian bills designed to deal with this and related matters. The states most guilty of trying to subordinate the Church to the state are Colorado, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The Catholic League has been active in opposing the proposed laws in all three states. In Colorado,... [Read more...]

BAY AREA ANARCHISTS

Catalyst March Issue 2006, Front Page

The Respect Life Ministry of the Oakland Diocese recently waged a pro-life PR campaign in BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains, but it was literally attacked by local anarchists. One of the ads, “9 MONTHS,” called attention to the amount of time the Supreme Court allows abortions to take place. The other ad read, “The Supreme Court... [Read more...]

RAPING THE CHURCH

Catalyst March Issue 2006, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue It’s time for some straight talk: the Catholic Church is being raped by some alleged abuse victims and their lawyers, and our side is capitulating. Moreover, the rights of the accused, namely priests, are being sacrificed on the altar of forgiveness. Don’t get me wrong. Any priest, plumber, pediatrician or painter who... [Read more...]

GETTING THE CATHOLIC EXPERIENCE IN AMERICA RIGHT

Catalyst March Issue 2006, Essay

By Kenneth D. Whitehead The Greenwood Press is currently publishing a valuable series of books on “The American Religious Experience.” The books in the series are intended to be basic reference books, possibly even textbooks, on the subjects they cover. At the same time they are supposed to be informative and readable volumes for the general... [Read more...]

LETTER TO COLORADO LEGISLATORS

Catalyst March Issue 2006

Bill Donohue sent the letter below to Colorado legislators on February 1, 2006.  Read More →

MASSACHUSETTS BILL FAILS

Catalyst March Issue 2006

On January 24, Bill Donohue appeared on Neil Cavuto’s show on the Fox News Network debating Marian Walsh, the sponsor of the Massachusetts House bill that was designed to force religious institutions to provide the government with financial data. The next day, Walsh’s bill was defeated: of the 150 lawmakers who voted, only two of Walsh’s... [Read more...]

NEW HAMPSHIRE BILL TARGETS CONFESSIONAL

Catalyst March Issue 2006

The New Hampshire state legislature is currently considering a bill (House Bill 1127) sponsored by Representative Mary Stuart Gile that would mandate all members of the clergy to report instances of suspected child abuse to the authorities, allowing no exceptions. The bill seeks to remove the priest-penitent privilege that has traditionally been granted... [Read more...]

NBC DUMPS “THE BOOK OF DANIEL”

Catalyst March Issue 2006

It was so bad that it began and ended in the same month. We’re speaking about NBC-TV’s monumental flop, “The Book of Daniel.” The show portrayed a Christian family, with an Episcopalian priest, as morally bankrupt. It died an early death not only because there is no audience for such a show, but because the writing was horrendous. After... [Read more...]

IS ROLLING STONE RACIST?

Catalyst March Issue 2006

On the cover of the February 9┬áRolling Stone┬ámagazine was a picture of hip-hop artist Kanye West wearing a crown of thorns with “blood” streaming down his face. The article, “The Passion of Kanye West,” revealed the Grammy winner’s personal reflections on a range of subjects. Our official take on this issue caught many... [Read more...]

CRECHE CASE MOVES FORWARD

Catalyst March Issue 2006

The U.S. Court of Appeals recently ruled that the New York City public schools are allowed to ban nativity scenes during Christmas while simultaneously allowing the display of menorahs. The Catholic League arranged for a plaintiff in this case, Andrea Skoros and her children, and the Thomas More Law Center supplied the lawyers. Bill Donohue said that... [Read more...]

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