EUCHARIST DESECRATED; NO PENALTY FOR PROFESSOR

Catalyst September Issue 2008, Front Page

In July, Paul Zachary Myers, a biology professor at the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN), made good on his pledge to desecrate the Eucharist. The atheist professor suffered no penalty despite a strong protest led by the Catholic League. Myers was responding to an event that had recently taken place at the University of Central Florida... [Read more...]

BUSH CHIDES CHINA

Catalyst September Issue 2008, Front Page

Before leaving for Beijing, President George W. Bush gave a speech in Bangkok, Thailand that cited the lack of religious liberties, as well as other human rights, that exist in China. And while in China, Bush commented on the deprivation of religious liberties there on several occasions. Bush made it clear that “America stands in firm opposition to... [Read more...]

MILITANT ATHEISM UNLEASHED

Catalyst September Issue 2008, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue When I spoke to a reporter from Providence about a play that mocked the Eucharist, I unloaded. Fortunately, he listened to me explain the source of my anger. “Because this is the fourth incident this summer of someone playing fast and loose with the Eucharist,” I told him. He understood. The first incident occurred when Washington... [Read more...]

CHRONOLOGY OF A DESECRATION

Catalyst September Issue 2008

The following is a chronological account of how the issue of the desecration of the Eucharist unfolded. For related issues, see Bill Donohue’s piece, “Militant Atheism Unleashed.” · July 10: Professor Paul Z. Myers, a professor of biology at the Morris campus of the University of Minnesota (UMN), pledges to desecrate the Eucharist; he... [Read more...]

FLORIDA STUDENT ABUSES EUCHARIST

Catalyst September Issue 2008

On June 29, Webster Cook, a student senator at the University of Central Florida (UCF), walked out of a campus Mass with the Eucharist; he returned it a week later. Cook stated that he took the Eucharist back to his seat to show a friend, and only left after a parishioner confronted him about not consuming it. In another statement after the incident,... [Read more...]

PZ MYERS HATEMAIL

Catalyst September Issue 2008

We were deluged with nasty phone calls and e-mails after we called attention to Paul Z. Myers’ pledge to desecrate the Holy Eucharist. The following is just a small sample of the hate-filled messages we received.  All comments appear as we received them: · “You bunch of death worshipping, closed minded, gay hating, poverty causing, child abusing... [Read more...]

OBAMA’S PUBLIC POLICY BLUNDERS

Catalyst September Issue 2008

Over the past few months, Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama has displayed his inability to win over Catholic voters. This was evident when he formed his Catholic National Advisory Council and appointed pro-abortion Catholics to its Leadership Committee. Recently, Sen. Obama has disappointed Catholics again. This time regarding his... [Read more...]

BOB CASEY MISLABELED AS PRO-LIFE

Catalyst September Issue 2008

Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey, Jr., a Catholic, spoke at the Democratic National Convention on August 26. The senator’s father, former Pennsylvania Governor Bob Casey, was barred from speaking at the 1992 Democratic National Convention because of his pro-life views. Leading up to the Convention, Casey was touted as a pro-life Democrat and was presented... [Read more...]

RELIGION HAUNTS DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION

Catalyst September Issue 2008

On August 13, we issued a release commenting on the role that atheists were seeking at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Leah Daughtry, the religious point-person for the Democrats and CEO of the Convention, boasted about her effort to have the first Democratic Convention start with a religious service. Not only was her boast unwarranted,... [Read more...]

IS ANTI-CATHOLICISM DEAD?

Catalyst September Issue 2008

If you’re puzzled by the stupidity of this question, so are we. Yet this was the subject of a panel discussion at the Museum of the City of New York on July 22; all the participants were Catholic. The good news is that all the panelists agreed anti-Catholicism still exists. The bad news is that the question was entertained as a rebuttable presumption... [Read more...]

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