LYING ABOUT THE SCANDAL

Catalyst October Issue 2007

The evidence is unmistakable: 81 percent of the victims of priestly sexual abuse were male, the majority of whom were postpubescent. Since 100 percent of the victimizers were male, this scandal mostly involved homosexuality, not pedophilia. Yet the cultural elites refuse to deal with reality, and have indeed waged an unprecedented cover-up. Two items... [Read more...]

HILLARY HAS IT BOTH WAYS

Catalyst October Issue 2007

New York senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was asked last month about Catholic hospitals that do not wish to provide women with emergency contraception, which in some cases can act as an abortifacient.  According to the Associated Press, Senator Clinton replied that “conscience clauses” are appropriate in some situations,... [Read more...]

NEWSWEEK CRACKS UP

Catalyst October Issue 2007

Send in the straightjackets—Newsweek has cracked up. Of all the stories in the entire world to cover, Newsweek’s website flagged as its “Top Story” on September 13 an insane piece about a woman (complete with photo) who thinks she is an ordained Catholic priest. They found this “woman priest” in Missouri, though had Newsweek reporter... [Read more...]

UVA’S DOUBLE STANDARD

Catalyst October Issue 2007

Managers of a student newspaper at the University of Virginia, the Cavalier Daily, forced a staff cartoonist, Grant Woolard, to resign last month. This action stemmed from a drawing done by  Woolard. According to the Washington Post, the cartoon depicted “nine darkened figures with bald, enlarged heads, dressed only in loincloths, fighting... [Read more...]

“MADtv” WON’T GIVE UP

Catalyst October Issue 2007

On September 15, Fox’s “MADtv” kicked off its 13th season by featuring a series of some of the show’s past comedy skits. The new season opener, hosted by raunchy talk-show star Jerry Springer, was the first of a four-part “Best of MADtv” series. Included in the program’s trip down memory lane was one of several... [Read more...]

CRUDE BILLBOARD PROMOTES ABORTION

Catalyst October Issue 2007

Manhattan Mini Storage, owned by Edison Properties, placed a billboard on Manhattan’s West Side Highway in August that showed a large wire hanger with the inscription, “Your closet space is shrinking as fast as her right to choose.” New Yorkers have become accustomed to Manhattan Mini Storage posting billboards that bash the Bush Administration,... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS AND CATHOLICISM: CONFRONTING THE EVIL OF NAZISM

Catalyst October Issue 2007, Book Review

Donald J. Dietrich, Human Rights and the Catholic Tradition. Transaction Publishers: To order, call (888) 999-6778. Hardly anyone disagrees today about how bad Hitler and the Nazi regime were for the world. Besides unleashing World War II, Hitler had plans to exterminate entire peoples—plans which he proceeded to carry out before the eyes of a too-long... [Read more...]

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