Catholics For a Free Choice (CFFC) recently released a new pamphlet, titled, “Catholics and Abortion: Notes on Canon Law.” Its aim is to counter “finger-pointing” and “misinformation.” No one who is familiar with Frances Kissling’s group should be surprised that the only techniques used in the pamphlet are just that—finger-pointing and... [Read more...]O’REILLY SPINS THE POPE
In the last issue of Catalyst, we ran a critical piece on Fox News Channel talk-show host Bill O’Reilly. After criticizing him in a news release for misrepresenting the pope, and for his harsh condemnations of the Holy Father, O’Reilly struck back at the Catholic League on two consecutive evenings. We could care less what O’Reilly says about the... [Read more...]DNC EMBRACES MINORITIES; CONTINUES TO OFFEND CATHOLICS
On April 1, Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman Terry McAuliffe released a statement objecting to the Bush administration’s opposition to quotas. McAuliffe’s comments come on the day the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on a landmark affirmative action case that affects higher education. “With this administration,” McAuliffe... [Read more...]ATHEIST GROUP ASSAULTS CATHOLICISM
Freedom From Religion Foundation is an atheist organization located in Wisconsin. It is also an anti-Catholic group that never tires of bashing the Church. Two recent examples show how debased the outfit is. It is not uncommon for states to put voting booths in churches. Though this bothers very few, there are some who are incensed about the practice.... [Read more...]FATHER GROESCHEL RESPONDS TO HIS CRITICS
Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. is a good friend of the Catholic League. On March 2, the Dallas Morning News published an article about him titled, “Priest plays down abuse crisis while helping clergy keep jobs.” It was written by Brooks Egerton, a staff writer for the News; he is also the past chairman of the Texas chapter of the National... [Read more...]ARE BLACKS AGAINST SCHOOL VOUCHERS?
It has long been observed that the leadership in the African American community is frequently at odds with the rank-and-file it claims to represent. The subject of school vouchers is perhaps the prominent issue dividing the two strata. The evidence that black kids do better in parochial schools than in public schools is overwhelming. It would seem on... [Read more...]BIGOTRY ON CAMPUS
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT From UConn we get this gem in The Daily Campus by Mike Kapralos, titled “Catholic Church a Mockery of the Ten Commandments,” (April 8). We suggested that the title should have been “U. Conn. a Mockery of Higher Education.” Kapralos gives a catechism of how he thinks the Church fails the Ten Commandments. Here are... [Read more...]