ANTI-CATHOLIC RING PULLED FROM CATALOG

Catalyst September Issue 2010

The Catholic League scored a victory this summer, with the help of a member, in pulling an anti-Catholic ring from the Crow’s Nest  Trading Company’s website and catalog. The item, “Catholic Ring,” was a sterling silver piece of jewelry with the inscription of “Recovering Catholic” emblazoned on it. We got word that Crow’s Nest was selling... [Read more...]

OBAMA CHAMPIONS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catalyst September Issue 2010

On August 14, President Barack Obama announced that he supports the right of Muslims to build a mosque near Ground Zero. Technically speaking, the president was right: the government has no business telling any religion where to build a house of worship. But the real issue is whether Muslims should build a mosque near this hallowed ground. Most Americans,... [Read more...]

MAYOR BLOOMBERG DISCOVERS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catalyst September Issue 2010

In August, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made remarks endorsing the building of a controversial mosque near Ground Zero. Regrettably, the mayor’s  record in dealing with issues affecting Catholics has not been so robust. Just last month, he was almost alone in his refusal to criticize the Empire State Building owner Anthony Malkin’s decision... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES TRIES TO TAG POPE—AGAIN!

Catalyst September Issue 2010

In July, the New York Times ran a front-page article that attempted to blame Pope Benedict XVI for the sexual abuse scandal. As it did in March, the paper failed to do so. In the article, we were told that when Joseph Ratzinger (now the pope) was in charge of the Office of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he had authority over sex abuse... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES HAS NO MORAL AUTHORITY

Catalyst September Issue 2010

A week after the New York Times tried to tag the pope again, it ran an editorial taking Pope Benedict XVI to task for being too lenient in dealing with priestly sexual abuse. Within no time, we hit right back at the paper. When New York State was considering two bills dealing with the sexual abuse of minors, the New York Times endorsed the one that did... [Read more...]

DISSIDENT CATHOLICS LECTURE BISHOPS

Catalyst September Issue 2010

In a recent post on the Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog site, Chris Korzen of Catholics United, a fraudulent Catholic organization, lectured the bishops for being misinformed about the health care bill that they  opposed. He said “the USCCB’s [United States Conference of Catholic Bishops] opinion was based on a misunderstanding of the... [Read more...]

“RAISED CATHOLIC” GIRLS GONE WILD

Catalyst September Issue 2010

Recently we have been asked to comment on some of the actions taken by young female stars who were raised Catholic. After a poster for the upcoming movie, “Machete,” was revealed showing Lindsay Lohan dressed in a nun’s habit licking the barrel of a gun, we said, “Lindsay doesn’t have what it takes to tease the movie, but she is eminently... [Read more...]

FRANK RICH’S SELECTIVE INDIGNATION

Catalyst September Issue 2010

In a recent column in the New York Times, writer Frank Rich called Mel Gibson a “bigoted blowhard,” branding his movie “The Passion of the Christ” anti-Semitic; he also attacked several Christian leaders who befriended Gibson, including Bill Donohue. If Rich were as sensitive to anti-Catholicism as he is anti-Semitism, there would be no problem.... [Read more...]

THE POLITICS OF PROP 8

Catalyst September Issue 2010

It came as no surprise to us when we found that U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8, the 2008 California measure that defined marriage as between a man and a woman. In one ruling, Judge Walker discounted the votes of millions of Californians who believe in traditional marriage. It has never been the people that have voted... [Read more...]

ORLANDO SENTINEL GETS TOO CUTE

Catalyst September Issue 2010

Recently on the front page of the website of Orlando Sentinel, there was a picture of a man and a woman posing as Joseph and Mary cradling a puppy (in lieu of baby Jesus). The caption above said, “Smile for the Camera?”, and below the picture it said, “Check out these awkward family photos.” We did so and determined that the Sentinelwas just... [Read more...]

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