CRECHE CASE MAY GET HEARD

Catalyst October Issue 2006, Front Page

The Thomas More Law Center, representing a Catholic League parent and her two minor children, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a case that allows New York City to ban nativity scenes in public schools; the schools allow the Jewish menorah and Islamic star and crescent. This case already has been before the federal district court and the... [Read more...]

UVA STUDENT NEWSPAPER ASSAILS JESUS AND VIRGIN MARY

Catalyst October Issue 2006, Front Page

No sooner had the new school year begun than the Catholic League was drawn into a battle with the University of Virginia (UVA). Catholic students on the campus contacted us about two anti-Christian cartoons that appeared in The Cavalier Daily, the student newspaper on campus. The August 23 edition showed a drawing of Jesus crucified on a mathematical... [Read more...]

INSTITUTIONS OF “HIGHER” EDUCATION?

Catalyst October Issue 2006, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Colleges and universities are called institutions of higher education, but it makes one wonder these days whether the appellation is warranted. Take the response we got from the University of Virginia and the University of Minnesota about their sponsorship of anti-Catholic fare. The anti-Catholic graphics that appeared in the student... [Read more...]

PIUS XII AND YAD VASHEM

Catalyst October Issue 2006, Essay

by Sister Margherita Marchione, Ph.D. Sister Margherita Marchione is the author of several books on Pope Pius XII, the latest being Crusade of Charity: Pius XII And POW’s 1939-1945. Below the portrait of Pope Pius XII in the Israeli Holocaust Memorial, Yad Vashem, there is a statement which is contrary to the truth and is unjust. It must be repudiated.... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF MINNESOTA FUNDS BIGOTRY

Catalyst October Issue 2006

The play, “The Pope and the Witch,” is scheduled to open March 1, 2007 at the University of Minnesota. The playwright, Dario Fo, is a well-known Stalinist and anti-Catholic bigot. Newspapers like the Albany Times-Union and Newsday have noted the anti-Catholic nature of the play, and even the University of Minnesota admits it. The school’s... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN ALERT

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Our friends at the Thomas More Law Center, a national Christian public interest law firm, are already gearing up to defend against the War on Christmas that inevitably takes place every year. The Law Center is going on the offensive, and they need your help. You can help the Law Center achieve its goal by asking your city to allow the display of a Nativity... [Read more...]

COURT TO HEAR SAN FRANCISCO CASE

Catalyst October Issue 2006

The Catholic League, represented by the Thomas More Law Center, has sued the City and County of San Francisco alleging a First Amendment violation on the part of government officials. A hearing on a motion by the officials to dismiss the case is set for early October. Our suit maintains that when San Francisco elected officials lambasted the Vatican... [Read more...]

ATTACK ON 9/11 FILM IS ILLUMINATING

Catalyst October Issue 2006

On September 10 and 11, ABC-TV aired a docudrama, “The Path to 9/11.” Because word got out that the miniseries did not paint former President Bill Clinton in a particularly favorable way, a campaign to kill the program quickly got under way, the result of which was some last-minute editing by ABC. The reaction to the film was so extreme... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC-BASHING PLAYS ARE HOT

Catalyst October Issue 2006

In late summer, we noted that Catholic-bashing plays were hot. Here is what Bill Donohue told the press: “The Helen Hayes Theatre in New York must be experiencing hard times these days, otherwise it wouldn’t be home to ‘Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway.’ According to Variety, the play claims that the Catholic Church is run... [Read more...]

ITALIAN EXORCIST TRIGGERS HYPE

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Father Gabriele Amorth, a noted exorcist in the Diocese of Rome, was recently interviewed on Vatican Radio, and immediately triggered a wave of hypercriticism. Various forums on the Internet were alive with chatter over Father Amorth’s comment, “I am convinced that the Nazis were all possessed by the devil.” Furthermore, the Pauline... [Read more...]

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