JEWISH LEADERS BLAST GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER

Catalyst March Issue 2008

Pope Benedict XVI heard a torrent of criticism following the release of the revision of the Latin Good Friday prayer for the Jews. The Holy Father had altered the prayer in reaction to complaints from some Jewish leaders who objected to its former reference to Jews’ “blindness.” The old prayer also asked God to “remove the veil from their [the... [Read more...]

NUDITY, NUNS AND EQUINOX GYMS: JUST EDGY ENOUGH

Catalyst March Issue 2008

Equinox fitness clubs rolled into 2008 with a new marketing campaign, displaying ads in its gyms and in publications like Boston Magazine and New York Magazine. The “Happily ever” campaign features an ad with attractive young women, all dressed as nuns in habit, sketching a naked man; each of the nuns are fixated on his genitals. The ad agency,... [Read more...]

SECULARISTS FREAK OVER RELIGION

Catalyst March Issue 2008

An Alabama school shows an inspiring movie about a football team that beat the odds because of the players’ religious convictions. A divorced woman sends her son to a Catholic school in Kentucky. And a congressman from Virginia proposes a resolution proclaiming American Religious History Week. So what? That’s what we thought. Until, that is, we... [Read more...]

MOCKING OUR FAITH ISN’T FUNNY

Catalyst March Issue 2008

If anyone wants proof of the ubiquity of anti-Catholicism, let him consider what happened recently at the State University of New York’s  Albany campus. A motivational speaker was invited by the university’s Division of Finance and Business to give an address. In the course of his remarks, the speaker made many snide references to his Catholic... [Read more...]

IRAQI CHRISTIANS GARNER DONOHUE’S SUPPORT

Catalyst March Issue 2008

An important religious group, Christian Solidarity International (CSI), recently established a new group, Coalition to Save Iraqi Christians. CSI Chairman and CEO Dr. John Eibner contacted Dr. Donohue and asked him to join the new organization’s board of advisors. Donohue was happy to say yes. CSI is billed as “a Christian human rights organization... [Read more...]

WERE WE RESPONSIBLE?

Catalyst March Issue 2008

Last fall we blasted comedian Kathy Griffin for the obscene and bigoted remark she made at the Emmys. And as everyone knows, we went after the ABC show “The View,” big time last year. We mention this because Griffin was recently told that her invitation to appear on “The View” was cancelled. The reason given was considered tongue-in-check by... [Read more...]

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