ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIAS MARKS TWO OBAMA PICKS

Catalyst November Issue 2009

In October we drew attention to two of President Barack Obama’s nominees who harbor an anti-religious bias. It is one thing for a professor or pundit to maintain extremist views on constitutional law, but it is quite another to have such a person tenured in a federal legal office. Dawn Johnsen, nominated to head the Office of Legal Counsel, and Chai... [Read more...]

CROSS BELONGS ON PUBLIC LAND

Catalyst November Issue 2009

On October 7, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of a seven-foot cross placed on public land in the Mojave National Preserve in California. We said that the cross should be allowed on the land. In 1892, the same court ruled that “this is a Christian nation.” Ever since, radical secularists have tried to stamp out this... [Read more...]

OBAMA SCHOOL CZAR SAYS “SCREW YOU” TO GOD

Catalyst November Issue 2009

Kevin Jennings, the man selected to be the Director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, has a history of promoting homosexual conferences wherein unsafe sex practices are sold to underage kids. He is also a former drug user. As a counselor, he failed to notify the authorities of a sexual encounter between an adult gay man and a high school... [Read more...]

“THE INVENTION OF LYING” IS PERNICIOUS

Catalyst November Issue 2009

The trailer of the new movie, “The Invention of Lying,” gave no indication of its atheistic-themed plot, but there was enough of a buzz about the agenda of screenwriter and director Ricky Gervais that we decided to check it out. We’re glad we did. “The Invention of Lying” is not the kind of in-your-face assault that Hollywood often serves... [Read more...]

IS THE MET’S “TOSCA” SACRILEGIOUS?

Catalyst November Issue 2009

When Luc Bondy’s version of Puccini’s “Tosca,” opened in late September at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, there was a buzz that the show may be  sacrilegious. Bill Donohue went to see the dress rehearsal the week before it opened, to see if reports were true that at the end of Act I there was an obscene sexual act that took place... [Read more...]

MICHAEL MOORE’S RELIGIOUS ODYSSEY

Catalyst November Issue 2009

When Michael Moore’s new movie, “Capitalism: A Love Story,” arrived in theaters in late September, we had a few words to say about it. If the economic system that Moore has successfully milked is “immoral” and “evil,” then that would suggest that he is an immoral, evil man. But we’ll let someone else make the final decision on that one.... [Read more...]

DISHONESTY MARKS HEALTH CARE DEBATE

Catalyst November Issue 2009

Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, was quoted in the October 1 New York Times commenting on allegations that abortion would be covered in the health care bill: “We are not changing current law.” Similarly, Sen. Olympia Snowe was quoted in the same newspaper saying, “We want to preserve the status quo on abortion.” Interestingly,... [Read more...]

DEMS ON COLLISION COURSE WITH CATHOLICS

Catalyst November Issue 2009

Following the defeat of Sen. Orrin Hatch’s amendments that would have banned funding of abortion in the health care bill and ensured conscience rights protections for health care workers, we noted that the Democrats were on a collision course with Catholics. The Democrats cannot expect Catholics to pay for child abuse in the womb without reprisal.... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION DELIVERS

Catalyst November Issue 2009

On September 21, the Catholic Medical Association (CMA) released an “Open Letter to Catholics and Catholic Organizations,” regarding health care reform; we fully supported the statement calling it “a model of Catholic thought and insight.” The letter urged reform, but did so cautiously: it explicitly recognized a “real dangerthat misguided... [Read more...]

NOTE TO MEMBERS: FOLLOW THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE ONLINE

Catalyst November Issue 2009

The Catholic League would like to announce two new ways for our supporters to follow us on the Internet. We have established pages on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in addition to the Feedback section on the Catholic League homepage. These new pages will allow Catholic League followers to get the latest updates on news releases, chatterbox... [Read more...]

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