An anti-Catholic group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, held a public celebration in San Francisco on Easter Sunday. It did so with the approval of city officials and over the objections of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, the Catholic League and Catholics for Truth and Justice; the latter is a local group of activists. When the so-called Sisters... [Read more...]SWEEPS WINNERS
Leona Snyder from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota won First Prize in the Spring Sweepstakes. Second Prize went to Ellen Wholey from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania and Gilbert Bussen from Wallace, Kansas won Third Prize. Congratulations to all three and many thanks to all who participated. Read More →UNIONOMICS
Dozens of organizations recently took out an ad in the New York Times opposing school choice. Among them, curiously, were many labor unions. We wrote them, received some responses, and are still confused. Par for the course. Read More →THE WAR OVER THE SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE
This expanded edition of Catalyst was necessitated by the surge of anti-Catholicism that hit us all at once from many parts of the country. For your interest, and for the historical record, we are including several pages dealing with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in San Francisco. What follows is the exchange of letters that William Donohue... [Read more...]WE HATE THE SIN, NOT THE SINNER….THEY HATE US NO MATTER WHAT!
“This kind of parody and theatricality is nothing new. I think the church could learn more about tolerance and being able to laugh at themselves.” (Brother Karekin, Episcopal friar of the Brotherhood of St. Gregory, San Francisco Examiner, 4/5/99) The San Francisco Archdiocese “has been on something of a jihad against gays and lesbians.”... [Read more...]WHITE HOUSE LIES ABOUT HORMEL
In late March, the Catholic League learned that the Clinton administration was moving quickly to resurrect the nomination of James Hormel as Ambassador to Luxembourg. On March 30, we released a statement to the press stating our long-standing objection: it is not Mr. Hormel’s sexual orientation that we find objectionable (we have never opposed any... [Read more...]WHY CATHOLICS PUT UP WITH CATHOLIC BASHING
by Deal W. Hudson, Crisis Magazine Editor & Publisher In spite of the success of the Catholic League, two questions need to be answered: 1) Why is Catholic bashing is the only acceptable prejudice left in the United States? 2) Why do Catholics continue to put up with it? So I decided to put these question to some experts, all regular contributors... [Read more...]