May Issue 2003

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ANTI-WAR CROWD EXPLOITS THE POPE

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League has taken no position on the Iraqi conflict, but it has taken a position on the way the pope’s words on the war have been exploited by anti-war activists. 
 
It should come as no surprise that the pope is viscerally anti-war. But it is a grave error to label him a pacifist. Pope [...]

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EDUCATION SECRETARY UNDER FIRE

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige has come under fire by secular extremists for extolling Christian values; his comments were made during an interview with the Baptist Press. The Catholic League rushed to his defense and was the first organization in the nation to do so. “All things being equal,” Secretary Paige said, “I would prefer [...]

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DEMOCRATS, BLACKS, JEWS AND WOMEN: WHAT’S HAPPENED TO OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS?

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When asked about the most ennobling attributes of Democrats, African Americans, Jews and women, many would cite such things as their affinity for the least among us. These groups, it is said, maintain a strong identification with the dispossessed and thus can more readily address their grievances. But is this true? It is [...]

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SOME PREJUDICES ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By Philip Jenkins For readers of Catalyst, expressions of anti-Catholic bigotry scarcely come as a surprise. Over the years, we have come to expect that media treatments of the Church, its clergy and its faithful will be negative, if not highly offensive, and Catholic organizations try to confront the worst manifestations of prejudice. When such controversies erupt, [...]

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IS BUSH TOO HOLY TO BE PRESIDENT?

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

President George W. Bush is being criticized both at home and abroad for the role religion plays in his life. At issue is whether Bush is too holy to be president. The Catholic League does not think so, but many others disagree. It all began when Bush cited Jesus as his favorite philosopher during a presidential [...]

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CATHOLIC-BASHING PLAY OPENED ON GOOD FRIDAY

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

“The Children of Fatima” opened on Good Friday at Rider University in New Jersey. Written by Rider faculty member Michael Friel, the plot revolves around a Catholic schoolboy in the 1960s who fears that the world will end when the pope reveals the third secret of Fatima. According to the Princeton Packet, a local newspaper, Friel admits [...]

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GUESS WHO’S AFRAID OF PRAYER?

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 27, in recognition of the U.S. participation in the war in Iraq, the House of Representatives voted 346-49 (with 23 voting “present”) urging President Bush to declare a day of prayer and fasting. We thought you’d like to know the names, party, state and religion of those congressmen who are afraid of prayer. So [...]

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GUESS WHO’S AFRAID OF PRAYER BUT NOT AFRAID OF ALLOWING KIDS TO DIE?

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 26, 2000, the House of Representatives voted on the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. The bill would require doctors to give babies born alive during botched abortions the same care offered other babies. The vote was 380 to 15. Of the 15 who voted no, meaning they would allow a baby to die untreated [...]

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GUESS WHO SUPPORTS INFANTICIDE?

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 13, the U.S. Senate voted 64-33 to outlaw the practice of partial-birth abortion. Here is a list of those who opposed the ban: Representative + Party State  Religion  Barbara Boxer (D) CA Jewish Diane Feinstein (D) CA Jewish Christopher Dodd (D) CT Catholic Joseph Lieberman (D) CT Jewish Bob Graham (D) FL United Church [...]

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CANDY CANE CONTROVERSY ENDS

By | May 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the last issue of Catalyst, we reported on the disciplining of six students from Westfield High School in western Massachusetts. Their offense? Distributing candy canes with a religious message on them at Christmastime. For this alleged infraction of separation of church and state they were suspended. Kudos to the students who sued the school, and to [...]

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