November Issue 2008

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ELECTION WATCH

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

By the time you read this article, the election may have already been decided. Here is a quick look at the most important issues of critical importance to Catholics. Voters in Arizona, California, and Florida will decide whether to support the traditional idea of marriage as a union between a man and a woman. An enormous [...]

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EUCHARIST DEFILED ON VIDEOS; YouTube REACTS TO PROTEST

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In what has become a disturbing pattern this year, over 40 videos depicting the desecration of the Eucharist were posted on the Internet site, YouTube. After a Catholic League protest, some restrictive measures were taken. Other steps are being weighed. A young man, Dominique (who goes by “fsmdude”), made the videos and posted them on YouTube. This is [...]

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KERRY KENNEDY CATHOLICS

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue A Pew survey recently revealed that no religion has lost more adherents, proportionately speaking, than Catholicism. That may be true, but it is also true that no other religion is beset with more ex-patriots who refuse to walk out the exit door. They prefer to hang out. Psychologically, that is. Kerry Kennedy, daughter [...]

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I’M CATHOLIC, STAUNCHLY ANTI-RACIST, AND SUPPORT DAVID DUKE

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

The following is Bill Donohue’s tongue-in-cheek reply to Nick Cafardi’s serious article, “I’m Catholic, Staunchly Anti-Abortion, and Support Obama.” Donohue’s article first appeared on insidecatholic.com and is reprinted here with permission. We wanted to run Cafardi’s piece side-by-side but we were unable to do so, and that is because theNational Catholic Reporter (where Cafardi’s article was printed) [...]

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REMEMBERING A CATHOLIC HEROINE

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By: Dr. Richard C. Lukas Most people had never heard of the tiny, blue-eyed lady until she passed away at ninety-eight years of age in Warsaw on May 12, 2008. Those who were aware of her inspiring story knew that she was a moral giant. Irena Sendler had been raised a Roman Catholic by a father [...]

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TRIBUTE TO POPE PIUS XII

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By: Sister Margherita Marchione The career of Eugenio Pacelli ended when people were awakened in Rome soon after dawn, Thursday the 9th of October 1958. Pius XII died at 3:51 a.m., in a plain white iron bed, overhung with a white canopy, in his room on the second floor of the Papal villa in Castelgandolfo, his [...]

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RALLY AGAINST CHRISTIAN APPEASERS; AHMADINEJAD WELCOMED

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 25, there was a press conference and a rally outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City to protest the five Christian organizations that welcomed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Catholic League took part in the rally and Bill Donohue spoke at the event. The organizations that hosted Ahmadinejad were the World Council [...]

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RANK BIAS AT THE DAILY NEWS

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In one of the most egregious examples of hypocrisy and unevenness, the New York Daily News ran a front-page story on October 11 about a priest who was arrested for sending pornographic pictures of himself through e-mail to an undercover cop; there was a follow up on this story the next day. Only a few days earlier, on [...]

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PUNDITS SLAM PALIN ON WITCHCRAFT

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

At the end of September, reports surfaced that an African minister once asked God to protect Republican vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin from witchcraft. After we saw the unwarranted attacks that followed these reports, we immediately issued a news release pointing out the duplicity of those who made them. In 2005, Sarah Palin went to church and [...]

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ROSIE O’DONNELL TO HOST NBC SHOW

By | November 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On Wednesday, November 26, Thanksgiving eve, comedian Rosie O’Donnell will host a special on NBC, “Rosie’s Variety Show.” Reportedly, it has a strong chance of becoming a weekly show on Sunday nights at 8:00 p.m. beginning next year. When this news broke, we wasted no time in giving NBC a heads-up. NBC wouldn’t dare hire one [...]

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