October Issue 2007

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LYING ABOUT THE SCANDAL

By | October 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 in the [...]

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HILLARY HAS IT BOTH WAYS

By | October 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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, but "if there is a justifiable [...]

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NEWSWEEK CRACKS UP

By | October 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 Karen Springen walked into the nearest [...]

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UVA’S DOUBLE STANDARD

By | October 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 each other over a tree branch, [...]

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“MADtv” WON’T GIVE UP

By | October 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 past [...]

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CRUDE BILLBOARD PROMOTES ABORTION

By | October 29th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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, but by [...]

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CATHOLICS AND CATHOLICISM: CONFRONTING THE EVIL OF NAZISM

By | October 29th, 2007|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

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 unbelieving [...]

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