October Issue 2008

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DEMOCRATS SPONSOR CATHOLIC BASHING

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Keith Fimian, the Republican candidate for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, came under attack by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in a series of mailings and video clips; he was accused of “rolling back women’s rights,” and being “an officer of an organization that promotes a group so extreme they encourage women to be more submissive.” The organization [...]

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BILL MAHER IN HIS OWN WORDS

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Maher’s new movie, “Religulous,” opens October 3. He lampoons Catholicism, Judaism and Islam, though we know that he has a special contempt for our religion.  Here’s a sample of his thinking. November 10, 1999, on “Politically Incorrect”: “The synagogue—and I’m not Jewish, but I was raised Catholic—was never as corrupt as the Catholic Church. The Catholic [...]

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TWO FALSE ALARMS

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Media reports about two possibly anti-Catholic films reached us this summer. “Brideshead Revisited” and “Hamlet 2” appeared likely to be affronts to Catholic sensibilities and thus we went to see them so we would be prepared to respond, if necessary. While Hollywood is still not religion-friendly, not every film focusing on religion, particularly Catholicism, merits the [...]

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ENGLISH-ONLY PREVAILS

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Score one for Catholic autonomy and common sense. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten recently ruled that a Catholic school from Wichita, Kansas had the right to require all its students to speak English. The rule was instituted to protect students from being harassed by those who were selectively speaking Spanish; many of the teachers were [...]

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APPROPRIATELY EDGY

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue is often asked by the celebrity page of the New York Post, “Page Six,” to offer an edgy comment on some current attack on the Catholic Church. In September, he was asked to comment on the upcoming book, 101 Places To Have Sex Before You Die; one of the recommended places is the confessional. Here was [...]

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ELECTION UPDATE

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Attempts to stop the referendum in California on gay marriage failed, but they succeeded in Florida in derailing the referendum on school vouchers. Regarding the California initiative, all the state’s bishops signed a strong statement urging Catholics to support the traditional understanding of marriage as a male-female union. The November results will be closely watched.

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MEMBERS BLAST MYERS

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

As soon as the September Catalyst came out, Catholic League members started bombarding Paul Myers with their comments. The Eucharist-desecrating professor from the University of Minnesota complained that “I’ve recently seen a significant surge of howling mad Catholics shrieking at me.” He ascribed the surge to Catalyst. He’s lucky we’re Catholic, otherwise the response might have been dramatically different. [...]

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UCF STUDENT PUNISHED

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The University of Central Florida (UCF) student who walked out of Mass with the Eucharist (he later returned it), and who inspired University of Minnesota professor Paul Myers to desecrate the Communion wafer, was  impeached over the summer for his behavior by his fellow student government officers. The student, Webster Cook, still had to await the [...]

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AN URGENT PRAYER TO THE BLESSED MOTHER FOR THE ELECTION

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Tom and Phyllis Coté from New Jersey spotted this Election Year prayer in a Florida Catholic newspaper in 2000. It is just as relevant today—perhaps more so—and that is why we decided to share it with you. [Please note that because of space limitations, we simply cannot print many of the beautiful prayers and other materials [...]

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HITLER’S REAL RELIGIOUS ADVISOR

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

By: William Doino, Jr. Icon of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam by David G. Dalin and John F. Rothmann (Random House) Two years ago, Pope Benedict XVI delivered an address in Regensburg, Germany on the relationship between faith and reason. That speech, which challenged elements of the Islamic world, created a firestorm of [...]

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