October Issue 2005

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ROBERTS GRILLED ON RELIGION; CATHOLICS INSULTED

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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BAN ON GAYS?

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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ORTHODOXY SELLS

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

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 [...]

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THE ODYSSEY OF MOTHER ANGELICA

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 is a [...]

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JUDGE ROBERTS SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER NOMINEE

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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RESISTING THE GAY AGENDA

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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. Consider [...]

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CATHOLIC CHURCH NEEDS TO PLAY HARDBALL

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 judge [...]

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

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE NEEDED IN PLEDGE CASE

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 in those [...]

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“THE CALL TO FATIMA”

By | October 12th, 2005|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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. [...]

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