May Issue 1998

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SANITIZING SOCIETY

By | May 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is a statue of Jesus in the city park in Marshfield, Wisconsin. The logo of Republic, Missouri has a fish on it. And this is regarded as a constitutional crisis. The statue of Jesus was donated to Marshfield in 1959 by the Knights of Columbus. Since 1987, the Freedom from Religion Foundation has been looking [...]

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TO THE EDITOR:

By | May 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This letter appeared in the New York Times on March 22,1998.: Your March 18 editorial on the Vatican document on the Holocaust chastises Pope John Paul II for defending "the silence of Pope Pius XII during the Third Reich." If Pius was "silent" during the Holocaust, why did this newspaper congratulate him on Dec. 25, 1941, for being [...]

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TRYING TO OPEN THE SEAL

By | May 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Legislation has been introduced in the Rhode Island state legislature that would force the clergy to reveal private confessions in cases of child abuse or neglect. The bill would amend the "Privileged Communications to Clergymen" law which stipulates that religious officials cannot be forced to reveal the contents of private conversations without the other person’s consent. [...]

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STARVING THE KIDS

By | May 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A recent cartoon by Horsey of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer showed a bare-footed woman, with the inscription "Third World" on her back, bowing before the Blessed Virgin saying, "Blessed Mary, I need to know which is the greatest sin: Bringing another few billion poor, starving children into the world? Or using the pill?" Not surprisingly, when the Santa Fe New [...]

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THE HYPOCRITES AT “SOUTH PARK”

By | May 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a recent episode of the Comedy Central program, "South Park," Christians were linked to Nazis as oppressors of homosexuals. The show, which aired on March 25, and which was repeated on March 28, had a segment that described homosexuals throughout history. In the midst of this discussion, "Big Gay Al" interrupted his commentary to say, [...]

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