March Issue 2007

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CBS OUTDOOR FOLDS

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 ultimately led to a [...]

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HUGE VICTORY SCORED; EDWARDS’ BIGOTS RESIGN

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 after Edwards had assured [...]

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TAKING ON THE CULTURAL ELITE

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

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 [...]

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

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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CHILD RAPE FILM IS SICKENING; FEDERAL PROBE REQUESTED

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 the movie, "Hounddog," as featuring [...]

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THE AD THAT NEVER RAN

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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.

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JUDGE OKAYS SUIT AGAINST VATICAN

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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RELIGION SCARES THE NEW REPUBLIC

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 together provide [...]

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CBS FOLDS

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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CELEBRATING ABORTION IN RHODE ISLAND

By | March 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 Brewhouse in Providence, [...]

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