BACHMANN’S BELIEFS UNDER SCRUTINY

Catalyst September Issue 2011

In a recent lead story that ran on the website of The Atlantic magazine, it was noted that Rep. Michele Bachmann was a longtime member at a church affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), a church that believes the pope is the Antichrist. The Atlantic’s senior editor, Joshua Green, called Bill Donohue for his take on the issue. Donohue... [Read more...]

CHRISTIANITY DIDN’T INSPIRE NORWEGIAN NUT

Catalyst September Issue 2011

Following the attacks by the Norwegian madman, Anders Behring Breivik, that left dozens of people dead, there were attempts to brand him as a Christian-inspired terrorist. Every one of these attempts were wholly unpersuasive. Perhaps the most obnoxious piece on this subject was written by Stephen Prothero in his CNN blog: he actually wrote that “Christians... [Read more...]

OBAMA PLAYS CATCH-22 WITH RELIGIOUS GROUPS

Catalyst September Issue 2011

In August, the Obama administration mandated that all health insurance plans cover contraceptives and sterilization for women, though it made an exception for religious employers. But when looked at closer, it became apparent that the exception was flatulent. To wit: a religious employer was defined, in part, as one that primarily employs, and serves,... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CHURCH IS BOOMING

Catalyst September Issue 2011

All we ever hear from the wild-eyed critics of the Catholic Church, including the dissidents within, is that the Church had better “get with it” and change its teachings on abortion, homosexuality and women’s ordination. Yet it is precisely those religious institutions that are the most liberal on these issues—the mainline Protestant denominations—that... [Read more...]

TheseStoneWalls.com

Catalyst September Issue 2011

This issue is loaded with news about attacks on the Church stemming from the professional victims’ lobby. If you want to read about a priest who has persistently maintained his innocence, and is sitting in a New Hampshire prison, check out the Internet site, TheseStoneWalls.com, and read about the plight of Fr. Gordon MacRae. You can decide for yourself... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES FANS DISSENT

Catalyst September Issue 2011

A few years ago, Fr. Roy Bourgeois decided to break with the Catholic Church’s teachings on ordination and “ordained” a woman in an illicit ceremony. He was given three years to recant, but he refused, and was recently threatened with excommunication. He has been considered a hero to Church critics, especially the New York Times, which recently... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES’ DUMB TAKE ON CATHOLICISM

Catalyst September Issue 2011

Recently Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times, wrote a book review of Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy, by John Julius Norwich. After reading the review in the Times, it is hard to say who is dumber—Keller or Norwich. To say that Pope Urban VIII imprisoned Galileo and banned all his works is without doubt the voice of a moron:... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES IS GAY CRAZY

Catalyst September Issue 2011

Recently the New York Times ran a story on the Gay Softball World Series. And it wasn’t buried: it was on the front page. The story was about the purging of heterosexuals and bisexuals from the competition (what ever happened to diversity and inclusion?). That same day there was also a story about gay activists in Rhode Island who are against the... [Read more...]

AIR FORCE ATTACKED BY RELIGIOUS FOES

Catalyst September Issue 2011

The U.S. Air Force recently suspended a class at Vandenberg Air Force Base after complaints that it violates church and state separation. The following is Bill Donohue’s letter to Gen. Edward A. Rice, Jr., the Commander of Air Education and Training: I have a three-fold interest in writing to you about the decision to suspend the “Christian Just... [Read more...]

“THE LEDGE” SELLS ATHEISM

Catalyst September Issue 2011

Over the summer, the movie “The Ledge” opened in Los Angeles and New York. People of faith are used to being trashed by Hollywood, but this film was different: it was an open promotion of atheism. The characters in the movie were utterly predictable. Gavin’s loss of faith deepened after his wife blamed him when their daughter was killed in an... [Read more...]

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