October Issue 2000

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ANTI-RELIGIOUS FANATICISM

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In late summer, a little girl from North Port, Florida learned at the age of eight what a gag order is.  She had been practicing to sing the song Kum Ba Yah at the North Port Boys and Girls Club talent show.  But because the song repeats the word “Lord,” she was barred from singing the tune the [...]

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NO ONE’S CALLED

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A new fashion group, Imitation of Christ, is buying old clothes from the Salvation Army and then “crucifying” them by putting stains on them, cutting them up, etc.  They actually sell these filthy wares to rich kids who think it’s cool. When William Donohue was asked to comment on this, he told the New York Daily News “It’s [...]

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RIVERSIDE “CHURCH”

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

If there is one church in America that anti-religious zealots love to go to its Riverside Church.  Located on the upper west side of Manhattan, the church’s environment is such that non-believers are made to feel right at home while traditional-minded believers are made to feel like pariahs.  No wonder, then, that this was the forum [...]

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AD CREATES STIR

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A formidable group of Jewish scholars and rabbis—some 170 in all—have signed a document that says, “Nazism was not a Christian phenomenon.”  While they acknowledge that Christian anti-Semitism paved the way for the Nazis, they clearly state, “Nazism itself was not an inevitable outcome of Christianity.” The document, “A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity,” also [...]

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JUST INSERT YOUR “APOLOGY”

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Blue Q Corporation sells refrigerator magnets.  Unlike the ones sold in most stores, these ones tend to be one-of-a-kind magnets that make a humorous statement.  For the most part, they are done in good taste.  But we do have a problem with one magnet collection that features the Virgin Mary. There is a “Mix’ n Match” [...]

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“BIG LAUGHS” FOR BIGOTRY

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In the last issue of Catalyst, we mentioned a play about gays and the Church, “Avow,” that William Donohue avowed not to see. As it turned out, one review of it said, “The anti-Catholic humor…drew big laughs.” It would, of course, be surprising if it did not: anti-Catholicism is sport among many in the gay community. [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO “POLITICALLY INCORRECT”: START BASHING GAYS OR QUIT BASHING CATHOLICS

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The ABC network featured a segment of “Politically Incorrect” on September 9 that attacked Pope John Paul II.  The offender was actor Jay Mohr. The offensive segment began when host Bill Maher set Mohr up by mentioning that there was a recent Vatican document on the Church and salvation.  Mohr then attacked the pope: “The Vatican [...]

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KNOW-NOTHING OATH UNCOVERED

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A New Jersey man who dabbles in acquiring historical documents found by happenstance the oath taken by members of the Know-Nothing Party, the 19th century anti-Catholic nativist group.  He turned the document over to professors at Boston College. “To defend our Republic Institutions against the encroachment of the Church of Rome…and its ignorant and deluded followers,” the [...]

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“TRIAL” OF PIUS XII DROPPED

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

We learned from one of our members that an Adult Education course at a Long Island public school was planning to put Pope Pius XII on “trial.”  The course, “The Jews of Italy: A Miracle of Survival,” will be taught this fall   by the Herrick School District in New Hyde Park.  The course catalog ends with [...]

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NO FREE SPEECH FOR CATHOLICS AT DENVER AIRPORT

By | October 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Denver International Airport (DIA) has a chapel that is used by Christians, Jews and Muslims; an interfaith organization that represents the three religions, DIA Interfaith Chapel Inc., leases the space from DIA.  Mass is available for Catholics on Sunday and holy days of obligation.  Catholic passengers are alerted to the Mass schedule via the public address [...]

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