BIGOTRY EXPLAINS FALSE ACCUSATIONS

Catalyst September Issue 2012

False accusations against priests are hardly uncommon these days, but when anti-Catholicism accounts for lies against lay Catholics, the problem only worsens. Consider the recent news concerning Tim Udinski. After Udinski was fired as the lacrosse coach at Lansdale Catholic High School last year, he made several accusations over a seven-month period... [Read more...]

MADONNA LIBELS THE POPE

Catalyst September Issue 2012

Madonna was back in the news recently for offending concert-goers in France. In her latest video that accompanies the song, “Nobody Knows Me,” French National Front party leader Marine Le Pen was shown sporting a swastika on her head. After the video was played during Madonna’s July performance in Paris, the National Front said it was going to... [Read more...]

ALEC BALDWIN LIBELS PRIESTS

Catalyst September Issue 2012

Leading up to his summer wedding, actor Alec Baldwin got into a spat that almost turned violent when he reacted with a vengeance against a photographer on a New York City street. Out of nowhere, Baldwin blurted, “I know you got raped by a priest or something.” There was absolutely no context in which it would make any sense for Baldwin to react... [Read more...]

ELITES NOT SERIOUS ABOUT CHILD ABUSE

Catalyst September Issue 2012

At the end of July, a bill was passed by voice vote in the Massachusetts House expanding the time period on civil claims of child sexual abuse. The next day, an editorial in the Philadelphia Inquirer called for Pennsylvania lawmakers to allow a two-year window for filing civil lawsuits in such cases. Neither of these efforts was serious about combating... [Read more...]

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