ARE PRIESTS EQUAL BEFORE THE LAW?

Catalyst October Issue 2004

It is easy to argue that those who have been sexually abused deserve to see their victimizers pay for what they did. It is equally easy to argue that those who have been accused of such crimes be allowed the right to defend themselves. What is not so easy is convincing an accused priest that his rights are identical to yours and mine. It cannot be maintained... [Read more...]

SO SENSITIVE

Catalyst October Issue 2004

Such sensitivity we haven’t seen in some time. A wooden podium used at the Republican National Convention really ticked some people off because it included a pattern in the shape of a cross. From the way some reacted, we expected the sky to fall any minute. Rev. James Forbes Jr., a left-wing minister at New York’s Riverside Church, said, “This... [Read more...]

“CONSCIENCE PROTECTION” AFFIRMED

Catalyst October Issue 2004

On September 9, the House of Representatives voted to approve a bill that maintains a “conscience protection” clause for Catholic hospitals. The clause is needed to protect Catholic hospitals and individual health care providers from governmental attempts to force them to provide, pay for, or refer abortions. Monsignor William P. Fay, General Secretary... [Read more...]

PLAYING IT SAFE

Catalyst October Issue 2004

Some Catholic League members from Kentucky and Pennsylvania contacted us recently about a Safe Auto Insurance Company television commercial. It depicted a priest wearing headphones while listening to a confession. While it certainly wasn’t one of the worst TV ads we’ve heard about, we nonetheless decided to contact the company to register a complaint. At... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES AD: CENSORING RELIGIOUS SPEECH

Catalyst October Issue 2004

The ad below appeared on the op-ed page of the New York Times on September 20, 2004  Read More →

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