May Issue 2007

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GANGING UP ON CARDINAL MAHONY

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In an April 5 Los Angeles Times column, George Skelton criticized Cardinal Roger Mahony because Mahony, the Los Angeles Archbishop, expressed disappointment with a Catholic public official, Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, for supporting a bill that would authorize doctor-assisted suicide. Skelton referred to the Catholic Church as "looking like an ugly old political attack dog," accusing the cardinal [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHERS SPARED IMUS TREATMENT

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In mid-April, talk-show radio host Don Imus was blasted for anon-air racial comment directed at the Rutgers University women's basketball team. There were demands from numerous quarters that Imus be fired—we couldn't help but contrast these calls for Imus' head with the way Catholic-bashing is so often dismissed as "free speech." Two years ago, Penn Jillette [...]

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NO POST-IMUS CULTURE FOR CATHOLIC BASHERS

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In the wake of the controversy last month involving shock-jock Don Imus, CBS chief Les Moonves remarked that Imus "has flourished in a culture that permits a certain level of objectionable expression that hurts and demeans a wide range of people. In taking him off the air, I believe we take an important and necessary step [...]

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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Finally, a unique film that combines the excitement of sports and the richness of the Catholic Faith! "Champions of Faith: Baseball Edition" is a film that showcases Catholicism in a positive and respectful manner. Too often Hollywood uses the Catholic Church as a punching bag, choosing to treat Catholics as "looney" and out-of-touch with reality. This [...]

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THE SCANDAL THAT HAS NO NAME

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On April 11 the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released the 2006 report on clergy sex abuse. Rachel Zoll of Associated Press did her usual fine work in her coverage of the story, but because most of the news was good, her piece was either ignored or drastically reduced by most newspapers. Here are [...]

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GIULIANI AND CASEY: MAKING LIFE DECISIONS

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Catholics who accept the teachings of the Catholic Church on the life issues have every reason to be angry with Rudy Giuliani's recent pledge to maintain taxpayer-funded abortions if elected president. His overall position on abortion is incoherent. He says he is now opposed to partial-birth abortion except to save the life of the mother, would [...]

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BEHAR STRIKES AGAIN ON “THE VIEW”

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Joy Behar, a panelist on ABC's  "The View," is a former Catholic who denigrates the Church at every chance she gets. The April  13 show proved no exception. When asked if she is superstitious, Behar remarked, "When I was a kid I used to be because the Catholic Church has a lot of that  sort of [...]

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DEFENDING THE RELIGIOUS RIGHTS OF ALL

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Department of Justice publications on Religious Freedom The Civil Rights Divison of the U.S. Department of Justice recently released its Report on Enforcement of Laws Protecting Religious Freedom for the fiscal years 2001-2006. This publication contains useful information regarding protection of your rights in such areas as education, employment, and housing discrimination. Another Department of Justice publication, Protecting the [...]

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PROBE CUTS TOO CLOSE

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Brian Brown, executive director of the Connecticut Family  Institute, recently testified before  some members of the Connecticut  legislature. The issue was same- sex marriage. During the questioning,  Brown, known to the lawmakers  as a practicing Catholic, was subjected to an improper line of  inquiry. Bill Donohue sent a  strongly worded letter to the  entire legislative body. [...]

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