“NO APOLOGIES”

Catalyst September Issue 2000

“Members of the Ohio Bible Fellowship churches make no apologies for their beliefs.”  That is how a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch described the reaction of the 15-church fellowship to its Catholics critics.  Among the beliefs they refuse to apologize for is the contention that the pope is the “anti-Christ.”  They also hold that Pope... [Read more...]

MEDIA VOYEUR

Catalyst September Issue 2000

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has a very informative website, blessme.org, that addresses many topics.  For example, there is a Question & Answer section on issues many Catholics are confused about, including questions regarding sexual morality.   Unfortunately, Philadelphia Magazine thought it would be a cute exercise to parody this section... [Read more...]

BAD HISTORY AND BIGOTRY ON CAMPUS

Catalyst September Issue 2000

We usually get a break during the summer from those college students who have a problem with Catholicism, but not this summer.   Matters flared at Brown University and at Florida International University that deserved a response.  Bob Lockwood took care of both problems. The July/August issue of Brown Alumni Monthly contained an interesting analysis... [Read more...]

VICTORY BEHIND BARS

Catalyst September Issue 2000

When Julian Harper called us this summer asking what we could do about a problem Mother Angelica of EWTN was having, we quickly came to her side.  Two inmates at the Super Max Correctional Institution at Boscobel, Wisconsin, were being denied a shipment of spiritual books (one of which was written by Mother Angelica) on the grounds that they constituted... [Read more...]

TO THE CONTRARIANS

Catalyst September Issue 2000

Congratulations to all those Catholic League members who wrote letters to the talk-TV show, “To the Contrary.”   In the last edition of Catalyst, we recounted how the host of the show, Bonnie Erbe, had attacked Linda Chavez as “an overgrown Catholic schoolgirl.”  As a matter of fact, Erbe had used that slur to denounce Kate O’Beirne as... [Read more...]

GALILEO AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catalyst September Issue 2000, Book Review

For over three and a half centuries, the trial of Galileo has been an anti-Catholic bludgeon wielded to show the Church as the enemy of enlightenment, freedom of thought and scientific advancement. In the cultural wars of our own day, Galileo has become an all-encompassing trump card, played whether the discussion is over science, abortion, gay rights,... [Read more...]

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