CBS OUTDOOR FOLDS

Catalyst March Issue 2007, Front Page

CBS Outdoor, a division of the CBS Corporation, recently posted anti-Catholic billboards paid for by the Eternal Gospel Church, a breakaway sect of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, along Interstate 65 in Jeffersonville, Indiana. The town is located on the Indiana-Kentucky border across the river from Louisville. Our response caught them off-guard and... [Read more...]

HUGE VICTORY SCORED; EDWARDS’ BIGOTS RESIGN

Catalyst March Issue 2007, Front Page

On February 6, the Catholic League demanded that presidential hopeful John Edwards fire two recently hired anti-Catholics who had joined his team: Amanda Marcotte as Blogmaster and Melissa McEwan as the Netroots Coordinator. He chose to fire them, then rehire them. After we exposed another anti-Christian screed by Marcotte—written only three days... [Read more...]

TAKING ON THE CULTURAL ELITE

Catalyst March Issue 2007, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue The cultural elite reek of hypocrisy so bad it’s nauseous. In this issue of Catalyst alone, there are three huge examples of just how bad this duplicity is; they involve Hollywood, CBS and the New York Times. In each instance, there was a confrontation with the Catholic League, and in each case we won. On January 22, the... [Read more...]

PIUS XII, JOHN XXIII, AND THE NEWLY-OPENED ARCHIVES

Catalyst March Issue 2007, Essay

By Ronald J. Rychlak Eugenio Pacelli became Pope Pius XII in 1939, after having spent nine years as Cardinal Secretary of State. Prior to that, he had been the Vatican’s representative in Germany. During his lifetime, Pius XII’s opposition to Hitler was well known. Nazis condemned him, Jews thanked him, and rescuers identified him as their... [Read more...]

CHILD RAPE FILM IS SICKENING; FEDERAL PROBE REQUESTED

Catalyst March Issue 2007

On January 18, Bill Donohue explained why he wants a federal investigation into the movie “Hounddog.” His goal, he said, is to see if federal child pornography laws were violated during filming. On January 22, the Sundance Film Festival featured the debut of a movie starring 12-year-old actress Dakota Fanning. Premiere magazine described... [Read more...]

THE AD THAT NEVER RAN

Catalyst March Issue 2007

This is the ad that was to run on February 16 on the op-ed page of the New York Times. But since Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan quit the Edwards campaign just as we were about to deliver it to the Times, we pulled it.  Read More →

JUDGE OKAYS SUIT AGAINST VATICAN

Catalyst March Issue 2007

The same judge, John G. Heyburn II, who ruled on October 7, 2005 that the Holy See is a foreign state that enjoys certain immunities now says that the same lawsuit can go forward. That’s because a few technicalities that stopped him from initially dismissing the suit altogether are no longer relevant. “There’s an odor to this and it... [Read more...]

RELIGION SCARES THE NEW REPUBLIC

Catalyst March Issue 2007

In a recent edition of The New Republic magazine, there was an article by Damon Linker titled “A Mormon in the White House.” Appearing around the same time there was a piece in the Wall Street Journal about the execution of Saddam Hussein. The article was written by Marty Peretz, editor-in-chief of The New Republic. The two articles... [Read more...]

CBS FOLDS

Catalyst March Issue 2007

What really got our goat was learning that CBS Outdoor had previously rejected ads from PETA, the animal rights group. The company said some of their ads were “pejorative.” No doubt they were. The real question is why they didn’t find the Eternal Gospel Church ad offensive. In any event, we prevailed and justice was ultimately... [Read more...]

CELEBRATING ABORTION IN RHODE ISLAND

Catalyst March Issue 2007

It really can’t get much worse than this: a politician inviting Catholics to a party celebrating abortion and featuring a speaker from an anti-Catholic group. But that’s exactly what happened on January 22, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Roger Limoges, who works for Frances Kissling’s Catholics for a Free Choice, spoke at Trinity... [Read more...]

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