ROBERTS GRILLED ON RELIGION; CATHOLICS INSULTED

Catalyst October Issue 2005, Front Page

On September 13, Senator Arlen Specter and Senator Dianne Feinstein both asked Supreme Court nominee John Roberts whether he agreed with the comment made by President John F. Kennedy in 1960 regarding matters of church and state. Neither one of them even hinted at the fact that Kennedy was forced to make his infamous Houston speech just to ward off... [Read more...]

BAN ON GAYS?

Catalyst October Issue 2005, Front Page

News reports indicate that the Vatican will soon be issuing guidelines on homosexuals in the priesthood. But there is no consensus on what exactly it will say. In April, 2002, Pope John Paul II summoned U.S. cardinals to Rome following media stories on the sexual abuse scandal. The cardinals said they wanted Rome to conduct a review of the seminaries;... [Read more...]

ORTHODOXY SELLS

Catalyst October Issue 2005, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Forbes magazine published an article in September about an attempt by lay Catholics to help the Church reorganize and get on firm financial ground. That’s a noble goal. But when I was interviewed for the piece, I was asked whether the answer to matters like declining vocations and declining attendance at Mass could be solved... [Read more...]

THE ODYSSEY OF MOTHER ANGELICA

Catalyst October Issue 2005, Essay

by William Donohue Like most Catholics, I know Mother Angelica through EWTN (Eternal World Television Network). Now, thanks to Ray Arroyo’s inspiring portrait of her, I know her much better. The subtitle of Mother Angelica accurately reads, The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles. Yes, it is all that and more—it... [Read more...]

JUDGE ROBERTS SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER NOMINEE

Catalyst October Issue 2005

The following statement was made by Kenneth Whitehead on September 8 at a news conference held in Washington, D.C. by the Family Research Council. Mr. Whitehead is an author, a former official in the Reagan administration and a member of the Catholic League’s Board of Directors. The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights believes that President... [Read more...]

RESISTING THE GAY AGENDA

Catalyst October Issue 2005

Most Americans embrace tolerance for homosexuals while opposing such fanatical ideas as same-sex marriage. This is what the Catholic League believes as well. Unfortunately, there are some gay activists who are not interested in tolerance—they demand social affirmation. And they will use the law as a club to beat down those who disagree with them.... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CHURCH NEEDS TO PLAY HARDBALL

Catalyst October Issue 2005

Two recent events have convinced us that the Catholic Church had better learn to play hardball with those who are out to destroy it. For example, an article appeared in the September edition of San Franciscomagazine attacking former San Francisco Archbishop William Levada that is completely irresponsible. Even worse was a ruling by a federal bankruptcy... [Read more...]

JEWISH CHAPEL BUILT WITH FEDERAL FUNDS: NO OUTCRY FROM ADL, ACLU or AU

Catalyst October Issue 2005

A Jewish chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy is built with federal funds and not a word of protest is heard from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU). From September 16-18, several events took place at the Naval Academy celebrating the opening of the Commodore... [Read more...]

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE NEEDED IN PLEDGE CASE

Catalyst October Issue 2005

On September 14, Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following call to action to California public school teachers: “Now that U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton has said he would sign a restraining order banning the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in some California school districts, the time has come for patriotic teachers... [Read more...]

“THE CALL TO FATIMA”

Catalyst October Issue 2005

On Saturday, October 8, EWTN will air the global award- winning documentary film “The Call to Fatima” at 8pm (ET). EWTN will replay the movie on October 9 and 13. You won’t want to miss this amazing film, which was inspired by the book Calls, written by Sr. Lucy, the last surviving visionary of the 1917 apparition. “The Call... [Read more...]

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