September Issue 2010

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RALLY DRAWS WIDE SUPPORT; MEDIA COVERAGE IS WORLDWIDE

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

By the time you read this, the rally on behalf of Mother Teresa will be over, but it is not likely that people will stop talking about it for some time. The Catholic League staff spent a large part of the summer planning this event, and we are ever so happy with the strong backing we [...]

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WITCH HUNT DERAILED

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Attorney William McMurry, who sued the Holy See for being complicit in the sexual abuse of his three clients, called it quits in August. He acknowledged that “Virtually every child who was abused and will come forward as an adult has come forward and sued a bishop and collected money, and once that happens, it’s over.” [...]

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HOMOSEXUALITY AND SEXUAL ABUSE

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

The conventional wisdom maintains there is a pedophilia crisis in the Catholic Church. Popular as this position is, it is empirically wrong: the data show it has been a homosexual crisis all along. The evidence is not ambiguous, though there is a reluctance to let the data drive the conclusion. But that is a function of [...]

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OFFENDING THE DONS OF DIVERSITY

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) established a fine code on academic freedom in 1940. The freedom of professors to express their views must be respected, it insisted, and this certainly applied to religious speech. Its directive to college administrators was plain: “Limitations of academic freedom because of religious or other aims of [...]

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CATHOLIC PROFESSOR WINS JOB BACK

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois, Ken Howell, has been on a roller coaster ride regarding his employment at the school. Howell, who teaches courses on Catholicism, was fired for explaining in an e-mail that homosexuality violates Catholic natural law teachings. A few weeks later, after being hung out to dry by various [...]

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CAMPUSES SPONSOR GAY THOUGHT CONTROL

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It has been a busy summer for academics seeking to silence dissent on campus. Ken Howell, an adjunct professor at the University of Illinois, was accused of “hate speech” for teaching what the Catholic Church believes about homosexuality; he was fired but was eventually invited back for the fall. Julea Ward, a Christian student at Eastern [...]

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THE TRAGEDY OF ANNE RICE

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently there has been a lot of news about author Anne Rice’s decision to quit Christianity while still professing a belief in Christ. Anne Rice started as a believing Catholic; then she quit the Church; then she rejoined the Church; now she has quit again. All of this is as amusing as it is sad, and [...]

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JAY LENO CROSSES THE LINE

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Jay Leno has been on a tear bashing the Catholic Church on the “Tonight Show.” What began in April ran right through the summer and on July 7, Leno said: “Oh, and a Catholic priest in Connecticut has been charged with stealing $1.3 million in church money and using the money for male escorts. Of [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES ON 9/11: “NOT A RELIGIOUS EVENT”

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a recent editorial the New York Times said, “The attacks of Sept. 11 were not a religious event. They were mass murder.” The New York Times was half right: the attacks of 9/11 were mass murder, but to say they were not a religious event is delusional. What were they? Celebrations of separation of church and state? The FBI [...]

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WOMEN’S ORDINATION AND THE MEDIA

By | September 15th, 2010|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

For three consecutive days in July, the high-profile media outlets of the New York Times and Time magazine showed their collective brazenness by bashing the Catholic Church on its policy regarding women’s ordination. On July 17, the Church was the subject of a critical editorial in the Times, the following day, columnist Maureen Dowd joined in on the attack. Both pieces [...]

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