SECULAR LITMUS TEST FOR NIH APPOINTEE?

Catalyst September Issue 2009

Francis Collins, President Obama’s pick to head the National Institutes of Health, is the former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and was an excellent administrator. He is also evangelical. Science magazine does not exaggerate when it said, “some are concerned about his outspoken Christian faith.” Among those concerned... [Read more...]

CHRISTIAN PROFESSOR WITHDRAWS FROM NYU

Catalyst September Issue 2009

Dr. Thio Li-ann, professor at the National University of Singapore, was invited to teach at New York University Law School this fall. After it was discovered that the Christian professor, while serving as a Singaporean lawmaker in 2007, opposed a repeal of the law proscribing homosexual acts, NYU students and alumni organized to protest her appointment.... [Read more...]

JUSTICE GINSBURG NEEDS TO EXPLAIN HERSELF

Catalyst September Issue 2009

Excerpts of a New York Times Magazine interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, which appeared on July 12, included the following quote by the Supreme Court Justice about the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion: “Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth... [Read more...]

POPE AND OBAMA NOT ON THE SAME PAGE

Catalyst September Issue 2009

When Pope Benedict XVI released his encyclical Charity in Truth reports were that the Holy Father was to the left of President Barack Obama on some issues. Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good advised Catholics to suggest that their pastors give homilies “highlighting the Pope’s reflections on social justice and the common good.” Notice... [Read more...]

CULTURE AT WAR

Catalyst September Issue 2009, Book Review

L. Brent Bozell III In my line of work you can be on the receiving end of some pretty interesting mail. When it’s a manila envelope without a return address, if it isn’t anthrax, it’s some nut’s compilation of faded newspaper articles dating back to the 60s allegedly proving some bizarre point; or even worse, it’s a manuscript; or worse still,... [Read more...]

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