May Issue 2005

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POPE BENEDICT XVI

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

Orthodox Catholics have cause for great celebration—the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger on April 19 as our new Holy Father sends an unmistakable message: the College of Cardinals wants a man who will continue the theological legacy of Pope John Paul II. There can be no greater tribute to John Paul the Great than this. In [...]

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POPE JOHN PAUL II: ROLE MODEL FOR THE WORLD

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

On April 2, God called home the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II. The Catholic Church lost its leader and the world lost its most prominent role model. Never before has any public figure, from any quarter of society, captured the love of so many people as John Paul II. For the most part, even his [...]

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MEDIA TREATED POPE FAIRLY

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue On Thursday, March 31, I addressed some of the law students at Notre Dame University on the subject of media objectivity. But I was distracted all day, listening to reports on how the pope was doing. That night, I was interviewed by Aaron Brown of CNN at the local NBC affiliate, a studio [...]

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NEW ANTI-PIUS XII BOOK BY AN OLD CRITIC

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

by Ronald J. Rychlak During World War II and for years after it ended, Pope Pius XII was heralded as a staunch opponent of the Nazis and a champion of their victims. Then in 1963, as the result of a piece of fiction written by German playwright Rolf Hochhuth, a controversy arose about whether the Pope [...]

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SCHIAVO CASE REVEALS MORAL PRIORITIES

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The tragic case of Terri Schiavo will stain this country for years to come. There are so many permutations to this case—moral, religious, medicinal, legal, and political—that the books to be written on it will fill a town library. Many so-called progressive Christians and feminists flinched at the mere mention of Terri's name. That's because they [...]

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ONLINE AUCTION HOUSE OFFENDS CATHOLICS

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Imagine an auction where someone puts a consecrated Host up for bidding. This is exactly what happened in April when eBay, the giant online auction house, decided to post this item. After William Donohue wrote the following letter, he got a call from a top eBay official saying they are now sensitive to our concerns. He [...]

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DNC’S NEW WEBSITE DEVOID OF ANTI-CATHOLIC LINK

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On April 8, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) unveiled its new website. Gone from the site is the links page which directed users to various allied organizations. Among them was an anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice. For the past two years, the Catholic League has been pressing the DNC to drop its link to [...]

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PULPIT POLITICS

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On Palm Sunday, Senator John Kerry attended services at Charles Street African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston's Roxbury district. Inexplicably, he took communion at the Protestant church. Just as disconcerting was what Rev. Gregory G. Groover said from the pulpit. He introduced Kerry as "the next president of the United States." We pointed out to the [...]

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CONGRATULATIONS, HOLY FATHER

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The ad below appeared on the op-ed page of the New York Times on October 16, 1994.

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WELCOME, HOLY FATHER!

By | May 13th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The ad below appeared on the op-ed page of the New York Times on October 1, 1995.

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