DNC IMPLODES ON RELIGION; RELIGION CZAR QUITS

Catalyst September Issue 2004, Front Page

Op-Ed by Terry Eastland, Wall Street Journal, 8/6: “On Monday, the New York-based Catholic League publicized Ms. Peterson’s position, and by Wednesday, she had resigned from the DNC, explaining that it was ‘no longer possible for me to do my job effectively.’ … When the Catholic League (ever the watchdog) noted Ms. Vanderslice’s... [Read more...]

QUALITY JUDGE GETS THE NOD

Catalyst September Issue 2004, Front Page

On July 6, the U.S. Senate voted 51-46 to put J. Leon Holmes on the federal bench in Arkansas. The Catholic League had worked hard to persuade the lawmakers to appoint this quality judge; Holmes is a practicing Catholic who accepts the teachings of the Magisterium. For about a year, the Catholic League has publicly criticized some Democrats on the Senate... [Read more...]

BRENDA PROVES THEM WRONG

Catalyst September Issue 2004, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue It’s often been said that it’s wise for friends and family members to avoid discussions about religion and politics. These are volatile issues in any given year, but they have become more so this year because of the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush and Senator John Kerry. And by reading this issue of Catalyst,... [Read more...]

CATHOLICISM AND SCIENCE

Catalyst September Issue 2004, Essay

By Rodney Stark Popular lore, movies, and children’s stories hold that in 1492 Christopher Columbus proved the world is round and in the process defeated years of dogged opposition from the Roman Catholic Church, which insisted that the earth is flat. These tales are rooted in books like A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom,... [Read more...]

DNC’S NEW RELIGION ADVISOR WANTS “UNDER GOD” OUT OF THE PLEDGE

Catalyst September Issue 2004

On July 23, Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe announced the appointment of Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson as the Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach; she is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Commenting on her selection is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Terry McAuliffe says... [Read more...]

DNC’S RELIGION ADVISOR SAYS: “LOVE THY NEIGHBOR” MEANS PAYING TAXES

Catalyst September Issue 2004

Yesterday, the Catholic League issued a news release exposing the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) newly appointed Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach, Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson, as one of thirty-two clergy members to file an amicus brief seeking to excise the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance. Today, Catholic League... [Read more...]

DNC’S RELIGION ADVISOR UNMASKED

Catalyst September Issue 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) new Senior Advisor for Religious Outreach, Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson: “We know that Rev. Peterson wants ‘under God’ thrown out of the Pledge, and that she believes ‘Love Thy Neighbor’ means paying taxes. Now we will show the positions... [Read more...]

DNC’S RELIGION ADVISOR QUITS

Catalyst September Issue 2004

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the resignation of Rev. Brenda Bartella Peterson as the Senior Religion Advisor to the Democratic National Committee (DNC): “Rev. Peterson told Religion News Service that ‘it was no longer possible for me to do my job effectively.’ The Washington Post added today that her decision... [Read more...]

KISSLING’S GROUP HITS A NEW LOW

Catalyst September Issue 2004

Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), directed by Frances Kissling, is known for its abortion advocacy and anti-Catholicism. Over the summer, it descended to new lows. According to the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute, at an economic summit on Latin America held in Puerto Rico in July, CFFC operatives “sought the intercession of the Blessed... [Read more...]

PAULA COMMITS GENOCIDE

Catalyst September Issue 2004

Paula Fredriksen, the Jewish professor from Boston University who predicted that “The Passion of the Christ” would lead to violence against Jews, was recently asked to explain why not one act of violence was reported anywhere in the world. She says she’s still not wrong, and that’s because she has now decided to redefine violence as... [Read more...]

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