March Issue 2008

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JEWISH LEADERS BLAST GOOD FRIDAY PRAYER

By | March 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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NUDITY, NUNS AND EQUINOX GYMS: JUST EDGY ENOUGH

By | March 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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, [...]

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SECULARISTS FREAK OVER RELIGION

By | March 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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MOCKING OUR FAITH ISN’T FUNNY

By | March 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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IRAQI CHRISTIANS GARNER DONOHUE’S SUPPORT

By | March 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 for religious [...]

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WERE WE RESPONSIBLE?

By | March 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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