HAS BOB JONES UNIVERSITY CHANGED?

Catalyst October Issue 2006

In 2000, the Catholic League criticized presidential contender Governor George W. Bush for speaking at Bob Jones University. At that time, the university had policies that were both racist and anti-Catholic. Interracial dating was forbidden, and the school’s website labeled Catholicism as a “satanic counterfeit, an ecclesiastic tyranny over... [Read more...]

WHY IS MAHER UPSET WITH BOB JONES?

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Few comedians are more anti-Catholic than Bill Maher, so it struck us as laughable that he would be upset with the policies of Bob Jones University. Maher was recently interviewed by Larry King on CNN about a wide range of topics. In the course of the conversation, King noted that Maher liked Senator Joe Biden on the Democratic side, and then asked,... [Read more...]

DONOHUE ACCEPTS HONORARY POST

Catalyst October Issue 2006

William Donohue was recently invited to become a member of the Honorary Board of Governors of the World Congress of Christians, Jews and Muslims, a new interfaith organization. He has agreed to join. The World Congress aims “to harness the spiritual power of faith in the service of universal peace and tolerance.” The Congress will hold an... [Read more...]

ROSIE LOSES HER MIND

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Rosie O’Donnell is no stranger to Catholic bashing, so when it was announced that she was joining the ABC-TV program “The View,” we wondered how long it would take for her to start venting. The answer? Six shows. On September 12, co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck made the rather unexceptional observation that radical Islam is a threat.... [Read more...]

SWAGGART’S BIGOTRY AGAINST CATHOLICS

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Catholics may know preacher Jimmy Swaggart from previous accusations of anti-Catholicism directed at him. In 1983, two Atlanta television stations dropped his show after the Atlanta archdiocese complained that the evangelical preacher was slandering priests. The Associated Press reported in 1984 that Swaggart’s show, in addition to being dropped... [Read more...]

PUBLIC EXPRESSION OF RELIGION ACT

Catalyst October Issue 2006

To amend the Revised Statutes of the United States to eliminate the chilling effect on the constitutionally protected expression of religion by State and local officials that results from the threat that potential litigants may seek damages and attorney’s fees. – H.R. 2679 The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Americans United for Separation... [Read more...]

RESTORING PIUS XII’S GOOD NAME

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Members may recall that last November we ran an article in Catalyst, “Religious Intolerance in Education,” that explained how National History Day had inserted a negative comment about Pope Pius XII into a flier regarding a student contest. We protested that it is slanderous to assume that it is historically true that Pius XII failed to... [Read more...]

THE POLITICS OF NATURE

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Nature, a highly respected scientific journal, created quite a stir recently when it issued a press release about an article in its publication that claims to have found a way to generate human embryonic stem cells without destroying the embryo. The only problem with the news release was that it was false. The author of the article, Dr. Robert Lanza,... [Read more...]

OUR LADY OF WEIGHT LOSS

Catalyst October Issue 2006

A woman named Janice Taylor who considers herself a “weight-loss artist” runs a website called “Our Lady of Weight Loss.” Taylor has also recently released a book by the same name, subtitled Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Weight Loss. Mixing in practical advice on losing weight and getting... [Read more...]

VICTORY IN PENNSYLVANIA

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Occasionally, we learn of problems within private communities, where homeowner’s associations inhibit the expression of individual Christian faith. The most recent case of such a situation was in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. John McMahon, whose family recently purchased a house in a new development called Byers Station, wished to display a 24-inch... [Read more...]

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