STEM CELL ISSUE OVERHEATS; MEDIA TAPS CATHOLIC LEAGUE

Catalyst September Issue 2001, Front Page

The Catholic League’s presence in the debate on stem cell research was evident in the pages of the New York Times and on TV shows like “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “Crossfire” and “Imus in the Morning”; Fox News Channel and UPN also carried league commentary on this issue. When the Catholic League issues a... [Read more...]

POPE IS ANTICHRIST?

Catalyst September Issue 2001, Front Page

On Interstate 5 near Medford, Oregon, is a billboard that reads, “The Pope is the Antichrist.” The Catholic League got involved by joining with local Catholics to protest the sign. A spokesman for the owner of the billboard, Outdoor Media Dimensions, initially said he wasn’t sure whether he would post any more anti-Catholic messages once... [Read more...]

WHY THE RIGHT REMEDY MATTERS

Catalyst September Issue 2001, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue It is not enough to have the right intention. Nor is it enough to choose the right side of a controversial issue. Having the right remedy matters. Consider what happened over the summer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, regarding the play, “Corpus Christi.” The Terrence McNally play is based on a Christ-like figure, Joshua, who... [Read more...]

POPE PIUS XII STUDY GROUP: A WASTED OPPORTUNITY

Catalyst September Issue 2001, Essay

by Ronald J. Rychlak The self-destruction of the Catholic-Jewish Pope Pius XII study group came as little surprise to those who had been following its progress closely. From the very beginning, several members of that group rejected their mandate and instead sought to force a change in Vatican archival policy. When the Vatican stood its ground and demanded... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE STATEMENTON “CORPUS CHRISTI”

Catalyst September Issue 2001

Rev. Philip Eichner Chairman, Board of Directors, Catholic League July 20, 2001 The Catholic League seeks to defend the rights of individual Catholics in what pertains to their faith, and to defend the Church against persecution, slander and defamation. The means that the league uses are all sorts of moral persuasion: dialogue, media protest, social... [Read more...]

REP. McDERMOTT GUILTY OF CATHOLIC BAITING

Catalyst September Issue 2001

On July 31, during the course of a debate over competing bills on human cloning, Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state made several statements from the House floor about Catholicism that were offensive. On August 1, we immediately blasted him for his comments. When pressed for an apology, we were told that there would be none. Which is why we went... [Read more...]

HYPOCRISY HIGHLIGHTS

Catalyst September Issue 2001

One of the top pet peeves at the Catholic League is the hypocrisy that marks so many in the entertainment business. Here are some of the latest gems. Conan O’Brien. How many times have we complained that on his show, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” that Catholics are insulted? The usual response from his producers is that Conan means... [Read more...]

UNMASKING MORE ABORTION LIES

Catalyst September Issue 2001

The pro-abortion crowd likes to say that before Roe v. Wade, there were 1 million abortions per year. Not so says Dr. Michael Flanagan. Consider that we know as fact that in 1967 there were 100 abortion-related deaths due to illegal abortions. Now if there were 1 million abortions, “then the so-called back street butchers were a very skilled... [Read more...]

NEW NOW LEADER IS FOE OF CATHOLICS

Catalyst September Issue 2001

On July 1, the National Organization for Women (NOW) announced that Kim Gandy was elected the new president of the organization. We told the press that this was not an auspicious moment for Catholics. But before doing so, we demonstrated how absurd it was for anyone to claim that Gandy speaks for women. NOW claims to represent 145 million women in the... [Read more...]

TNT SHOW, “WITCHBLADE,” SMEARS CATHOLICISM

Catalyst September Issue 2001

The July 10th episode of the TNT show, “Witchblade,” smeared Catholicism with an historically unfair portrayal of the role of Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust. The script dealt with a New York City policewoman, Sara Pezzini, who exercises special powers given to her by the magical witchblade (an instrument originally possessed by the... [Read more...]

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