October Issue 2001

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WITNESS TO WAR: WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

The following is a statement written by Catholic League president William A. Donohue: On September 11, the Catholic League staff looked out the window and saw the World Trade Center's Twin Towers collapse right before our eyes. It was October a year ago that the Catholic League's national headquarters was relocated to 450 7th Avenue in [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE TV AD WITHDRAWN

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Beginning Monday, September 17, the Catholic League was scheduled to run an ad on television. But due to the national crisis, the ad has been withdrawn. Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: "We were ready to air a one-minute ad on TV aimed at getting new members, but due to the terrorist attacks on [...]

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AGENDA POLITICS

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Unfair judgments are made all the time. But there is a profound difference between judgments that are unfair due to error and judgments that are unfair due to calculation. We must tolerate the former but never the latter. With regard to the work of the Catholic League, it is the difference between those [...]

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THE LIE OF MARIA MONK LIVES ON

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

By Robert P. Lockwood She was one of the most famous imposters in the history of the United States, yet her story can still be found in the bookstores and is widely available on the Internet. Maria Monk was the 19th century woman who claimed to be a nun that finally escaped after years of torture [...]

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CATHOLICISM BLAMED FOR THE TERRORISM

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

It didn’t take long. Just a matter of hours. On the same day as the bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC), we received the following comment on our website feedback section. It is being reprinted here with the misspellings and grammatical errors intact. We chose not to spell the obscenities. "People like you and your [...]

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USUAL SUSPECTS GO MUTE

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Friday, September 14 was designated by President Bush as a National Day of Prayer. He came to New York that day to view firsthand the remains of the World Trade Center and to spend time with rescuers and the surviving family members of those who died. We applaud the president for his decision to call for [...]

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NO RESPECT FOR HOUSE RULES

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Seven years ago a little boy in the Philadelphia area died of a seizure. This year his mother decided she wanted to show her gratitude to everyone at St. Anselm’s who has been so nice to her; the boy would have graduated from St. Anselm’s this past June. She wanted to award $500 in savings bonds [...]

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BISHOPS RESPOND TO MILLER BREWING

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In the September Catalyst, there was a story regarding a particularly crude and bigoted attack by Howard Stern on Catholic priests. We wrote to every bishop in the nation asking him to write a letter of protest to Miller Brewing Company (owned by Philip Morris), Stern’s most prominent sponsor. The following bishops wrote to us saying they [...]

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IDAHO STATESMAN PUBLISHES HATE AD

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Idaho Statesman has become the latest newspaper to print the hate ad sponsored by the Eternal Gospel Church. On September 2, the newspaper ran the despicable "Earth’s Final Warning" ad. We immediately objected. The ad is the work of a Seventh Day Adventist splinter group that operates out of Palm Beach, Florida. It claims that the Catholic [...]

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BILL SEEKS GAG ORDER ON ABORTION PROTESTERS

By | October 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On August 21, the New York City Council debated Bill NO. 645-A that seeks to limit the free speech rights of abortion protesters outside abortion clinics. The bill, introduced by council member Kathryn Freed, would make it illegal for abortion protesters to pass out leaflets or handbills to an unconsenting person outside abortion facilities. It would [...]

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