POPE BENEDICT XVI

Catalyst May Issue 2005, Front Page

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 1986, Cardinal Ratzinger... [Read more...]

POPE JOHN PAUL II: ROLE MODEL FOR THE WORLD

Catalyst May Issue 2005, Front Page

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 biggest critics found it almost impossible to dislike the... [Read more...]

MEDIA TREATED POPE FAIRLY

Catalyst May Issue 2005, From The President's Desk

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 conveniently located on the campus. The next... [Read more...]

NEW ANTI-PIUS XII BOOK BY AN OLD CRITIC

Catalyst May Issue 2005, Essay

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 had been sufficiently outspoken about Nazi atrocities.... [Read more...]

SCHIAVO CASE REVEALS MORAL PRIORITIES

Catalyst May Issue 2005

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... [Read more...]

ONLINE AUCTION HOUSE OFFENDS CATHOLICS

Catalyst May Issue 2005

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 said they post four million items... [Read more...]

DNC’S NEW WEBSITE DEVOID OF ANTI-CATHOLIC LINK

Catalyst May Issue 2005

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 Catholics for a Free Choice.... [Read more...]

PULPIT POLITICS

Catalyst May Issue 2005

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... [Read more...]

CONGRATULATIONS, HOLY FATHER

Catalyst May Issue 2005

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WELCOME, HOLY FATHER!

Catalyst May Issue 2005

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