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  • Early Church Evidence Refutes Real Presence

    03/11/2015 2:49:15 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 372 replies
    One Fold ^ | March 11,2015 | unknown
    Early Church Evidence Refutes Real Presence Introduction The real presence doctrine is probably the most important doctrine to Catholics today because it is the nucleolus of the Catholic mass. The doctrine insists that the eucharistic elements of bread and wine become the glorified body and blood of Christ when blessed by the priest. The doctrine further asserts that the substance of bread and wine are no longer present and only the accidents (characteristics or appearance) remain. Thus, the name derived from the explanation becomes transubstantiation (a change of substance). It is this belief that compels devout Catholics to worship the...
  • Refuting anti-catholic objections

    11/11/2014 2:57:30 PM PST · by walkinginthedesert · 11 replies
    This is a refutation regarding some anti-Catholic statements that were made in a history class that I attend. The history class is based on ancient civilizations to the 16th century. The professor originally stated that the reason that the Catholic Mass used to be completely in Latin was because the Church did not want the people to understand what was going on, since the Church wanted to oppress the people. I refute this argument in my first response. In this response I describe the use of Latin in the Catholic Mass and why it continues to be used.The professor then...
  • Tragedy in Birmingham

    08/03/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    Father James E. Coyle, an extraordinary priest and Knight of Columbus in the early 20th century, courageously stood up against widely-held anti-Catholic views at the risk, and then cost, of his life.The Irish-born priest was scarcely in his 20s when, after his ordination in Rome, he was dispatched to Alabama to begin his priesthood. The Catholic population in Alabama had exploded with a promise of jobs, especially in and around Birmingham’s network of coal mines, steel mills and iron foundries. Father Coyle arrived in the city shortly before a wave of anti-Catholicism flooded the country, and the revived Ku...

    04/06/2014 5:46:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 5, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    PREFACE 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM We had another roller-coaster ride in 2013, witnessing many impressive victories, and enduring some recalcitrant anti-Catholic offenders. As usual, we were forced to move quickly, jumping from one fire to another. But that’s the fun part of working here: we never have a dull moment; we must constantly keep on our toes. Many of the veteran staff... [Read more...] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM The biggest Catholic story of 2013 was seeing Pope Benedict XVI pass the baton to Pope Francis. Our new pontiff wasted no time becoming a media superstar, and by...

    03/19/2014 8:19:20 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 802 replies
    CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SECOND EDITION PART ONE THE PROFESSION OF FAITH SECTION TWO THE PROFESSION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH CHAPTER THREE I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY SPIRIT ARTICLE 9 "I BELIEVE IN THE HOLY CATHOLIC CHURCH" Paragraph 6. Mary - Mother of Christ, Mother of the Church 963 Since the Virgin Mary's role in the mystery of Christ and the Spirit has been treated, it is fitting now to consider her place in the mystery of the Church. "The Virgin Mary . . . is acknowledged and honored as being truly the Mother of God and of the...
  • Homosexuality Incompatible With Priesthood

    02/24/2013 9:50:05 AM PST · by Gluteus Maximus · 140 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11-24-2010 | John Travis
    "Homosexuality is incompatible with the priestly vocation. Otherwise, celibacy itself would lose its meaning as a renunciation. It would be extremely dangerous if celibacy became a sort of pretext for bringing people into the priesthood who don't want to get married anyway," the pope said. The pope cited a 2005 Vatican document that drew a sharp line against priestly ordination of homosexuals. He said the document emphasized that homosexual candidates cannot become priests because their sexual orientation interferes with "the proper sense of paternity" that belongs to the priesthood. The pope said it was important to select priestly candidates very...
  • Birmingham priest's 1921 slaying revisited in new documentary and book

    08/02/2011 7:55:11 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The Birmingham ^ | April 10, 2010 | Greg Garrison
    In her book "Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America," Ohio State University law professor Sharon Davies digs deep into the 1921 slaying of a Catholic priest in Birmingham. The Rev. James E. Coyle, who had been pastor of St. Paul's Cathedral since 1904, was shot to death on the porch of the wood-frame rectory, the priest's house next to the cathedral, on Aug. 11, 1921. "There are so many things about this story that are really compelling," Davies said. She said she stumbled across the case while doing research for a law journal article....
  • Michele Bachmann Should Not 'Get a Pass' on Past Membership in Anti-Catholic Church

    07/15/2011 5:01:33 AM PDT · by tcg · 213 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/15/11 | Keith A Fournier
    ....some of my colleagues in the world of Catholic media, journalism and the Press have attributed the positions of this Church and Bachmanns past membership to just "being a Protestant." As someone who has worked ecumenically for decades I reject that dismissal. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod does not represent many Protestants. It is an Anti-Catholic body. ....I have worked with, prayed with and collaborated with MANY Protestant Christians, for over three decades, who would NEVER call the successor of Peter the Antichrist. The colleagues to which I refer go further, they seemingly accept the notion that if Protestant Christians...
  • What Are We To Make of the Anti-Catholics.

    01/08/2011 4:15:03 PM PST · by Natural Law · 246 replies
    Self | Jan 8, 2011 | Natural Law
    What are we to make of the anti-Catholics? What are we to make of the anti-Catholics? How can we explain the assault on the Church by those who profess in their words the same mission of the Church, the Salvation of mankind, but through their deeds deny it? Are the fabrications, falsehoods, and lies about the supporting beliefs of the Church, about the lives of its saints and clergy, about the verifiable facts of history justified because of doctrinal disagreements? Does any of this matter in the face of the greater assault on Christ and his flock? It defies...
  • Proving the Pope right (Another example of the Spanish government's anti-Catholicism)

    11/11/2010 8:40:48 AM PST · by Pyro7480 · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 11/11/2010 | Carlos Antonio Palad
    In an act that has been almost completely ignored by the press and even the blogosphere (whether secular or religious) outside of Spain, the Spanish government decided on November 3 to ban the entry into the Benedictine-run Basilica inside the Valle de los Caidos, not just of tourists but even of the faithful who want to attend Mass. The Guardia Civil has been charged with enforcing the order, thus proving the essential correctness of the Pope's comparison of today's levels of anticlericalism in Spain with that of the 1930's. Therefore, last Sunday (November 7, 2010), even as the Pope was...
  • Atheist: Catholic Faith is Least Tolerated Religion

    09/28/2010 12:43:40 AM PDT · by 0beron · 20 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 09/28/2010 | Tancred
    The Catholic Faith is the least tolerated religion in Europe, criticized French philospher Bernard-Henri Levy, who is himself an Atheist.Madrid [] The Catholic Faith is the least tolerated religion in Europe. This was said by well-known intellectual, Bernard-Henri Levy in an interview with the Spanish newspaper "ABC". The prominent French intellectual, who identifies himself as an Atheist, is concerned on the other hand about the numerous unjust attacks against the Pope. "The voice of the Pope is very significant, but we have been very unfair to this Pope", he said in an interview to "ABC". "I am not Catholic, but...
  • Fired Catholic professor reinstated at University of Illinois

    07/30/2010 6:18:53 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    CNA ^ | Champaign, Ill., Jul 29, 2010 Fired Catholic professor reinstated at University of Illinois Dr. Kenneth Howell. Related articles: Respect for Unborn Human Life: The Church’s Constant Teaching - US BishopsTeaching TruthThe Bible's Teaching Against AbortionCohabitation and Church's Teaching Champaign, Ill., Jul 29, 2010 / 05:27 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A professor who was recently fired for explaining the Catholic teaching on homosexuality will be reinstated, according to the University of Illinois. Dr. Kenneth Howell's position at the school was terminated at the end of the Spring Semester this year after teaching in a class on Catholicism that the Church believes homosexual behavior violates natural law.A...
  • Guest Opinion: Why The New York Times Assault On the Catholic Church?

    07/11/2010 8:09:29 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/11/2010 | David Hartline
    COLUMBUS, OH (Catholic Online) - The New York Times full-fledged assault against the Catholic Church has many mystified and angered, some of whom haven't exactly been on the A list of orthodox minded Catholics such as Ken Woodward, the former Religion Editor of Newsweek Magazine. Woodward has said that New York Times Editor Bill Keller often referred to himself as a "collapsed Catholic." (If ever there was a hint.) Why now many have wondered, and why has a noted and respected writer like Laurie Goodstein taken part in such an odious display of yellow journalism? Perhaps it is because the...

    06/17/2010 9:09:54 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 564+ views
    Bill Donohue ^ | June 17, 2010 | June 17, 2010
    LOUIS C.K.: POPE RAPES BOYS June 17, 2010On last night's Comedy Central program, "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart," comedian Louis C.K. concluded his interview by noting there were certain words that he could not utter on his new show on FX. After offering a few examples, he bleated out the following: "I was going to say that the pope f**** boys…." [The obscenity was bleeped.]Here is the response by Catholic League president Bill Donohue:It is a sign of cultural atrophy that so many of today's comedians cannot exhibit humor save by insulting someone or using vulgarities. Louis C.K....
  • Hyundai pulls television ad after Catholic uproar

    06/14/2010 8:06:55 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies · 583+ views
    CNA ^ | New York City, N.Y., Jun 14, 2010 Hyundai pulls television ad after Catholic uproar New York City, N.Y., Jun 14, 2010 / 06:48 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Responding to “enough of an outcry” from Catholic individuals and blogs, Korean car maker Hyundai announced on Monday that it has pulled a World Cup-themed television ad that ran during the USA-England soccer match on Saturday featuring a "church" in Argentina mocking Catholic sacraments.  The ad depicts the ceremony of a “church” called "Iglesia Maradoniana" founded in Rosario, Argentina. The “church” was established in the spirit of both honoring Diego Armando Maradona -Argentina's top soccer player and current coach...
  • Lady Gaga Is Latest Celeb to Abuse Catholic Imagery in Hollywood's 'War on Religion'

    06/12/2010 7:35:36 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 43 replies · 819+ views
    FOX ^ | June 11, 2010 | Hollie McKay
    Queen of controversy Lady Gaga is making headlines for yet another racy video featuring highly sexualized material combined with religious imagery. But while some argue Gaga has crossed the line between edgy and tasteless, her use of distorted Catholic imagery speaks to a rising trend in Hollywood. The pop princess, real name Stefani Germanotta, recently released the music video for her single “Alejandro” and has sparked quite the outcry given its saturation of controversial imagery, including her swallowing rosary beads in a latex-version of a nun’s habit, holding the crucifix in front of her crotch and simulating group sex with...
  • The Coming Anti-Catholic Storm

    06/07/2010 1:34:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 80 replies · 127+ views
    Inside Catholic ^ | June 7, 2010 | Deal Hudson
    Some will say it's already here, and I wouldn't argue with them. The first gusts of the anti-Catholic storm have already been resisted, thanks to the courageous vigilance of Bill Donohue at the Catholic League. Now we have The New York Times' relentless barrage of reporting and opinion designed to force the type of "reform" in the Church urged by dissenting groups like Voice of the Faithful and Call to Action.Those vestiges of the old Catholic Left barely exist anymore -- but why should they, when their cause has been taken up by the mainstream media? The continuing drama...
  • 1921 slaying of Catholic priest gets renewed interest

    05/28/2010 7:41:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 75 replies · 880+ views
    RNS ^ | May 27, 2010 | Greg Garrison
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) The 1921 murder of the Rev. James E. Coyle on the front porch of his rectory was no ordinary slaying. Involved were the anti-Catholic Ku Klux Klan, a future Supreme Court justice and a preacher’s daughter who secretly married a Puerto Rican. In her book “Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America,” Ohio State University law professor Sharon Davies digs deep into the Coyle’s murder—and the dark chapter of anti-Catholicism in American history. “There are so many things about this story that are really compelling,” said Davies, who stumbled across the case...
  • What is Behind the Rash of Religious Vandalism?

    05/26/2010 9:03:23 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 29 replies · 488+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 5/27/2010 | Sonja Corbitt
    Acts of religious violence serve as grim reminders that what is sacred to some is simply seen by others as an invitation to desecrate, and that in circumstances where the hatred is so obvious, there is nothing more powerful than prayer. NASHVILLE, TN (Catholic Online) - St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Maywood, CA is cleaning up after extensive vandalism to its school kitchen and auditorium over the weekend. Security cameras caught two men breaking in through the kitchen, where most of the damage was perpetrated, and taped them ravaging the facility for almost an hour and a half....
  • Vandals attack St. Rose of Lima Catholic School [Maywood, Calif. Updated With a CNA Video Report]

    05/26/2010 9:23:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies · 326+ views
    Catholic News Agency VIA You Tube ^ | Los Angeles, Calif., May 25, 2010 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News)
    May 25, 2010 — In an apparent hate crime, vandals broke into the kitchen of St. Rose of Lima Catholic School in Maywood, Calif. desecrating an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe and a cross and spilling foodstuffs everywhere.
  • Police seek leads in hate crime at Maywood Catholic Church

    05/25/2010 8:28:29 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 31 replies · 596+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 5-24-10 | Robert J. Lopez
    Vandals ransacked a Catholic Church in Maywood on Monday in an incident that police are classifying as a hate crime. The vandals broke into the Santa Rosa de Lima Church, where they defecated in an auditorium, scrawled "666" in the kitchen and stuck a knife in a painting of the Virgin Mary, the Maywood-Cudahy Police Department said. "The vandalism was of a heinous nature, and in fact, consistent with a hate crime," the department said in a news release.
  • Anti-Catholic bigotry [Ecumenical]

    04/27/2010 9:22:37 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 52 replies · 794+ views
    RenewAmerica ^ | 4-27-10 | Matt C. Abbott
    Perhaps the term "bigot" is overused these days, particularly by the libertine left when referring to those of us who oppose the homosexual lobby, which in turn promotes the homosexual lifestyle and same-sex "marriage" and denigrates the traditional family unit. (The homosexual lobby often supports the abortion industry as well.) Yet bigotry does exist — and we orthodox Christians bear the brunt of it. Consider: Abortion and homosexual activists frequently exhibit bigotry toward us. Vicious secular humanists such as Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins frequently exhibit bigotry toward us. And then there's the bigotry exhibited by some Protestants toward Catholics...
  • Anti-Catholicism and the Times

    04/06/2010 5:05:01 PM PDT · by Rodebrecht · 3 replies · 248+ views
    Townhall ^ | 4-6-2010 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    "Anti-Catholicism," said writer Peter Viereck, "is the anti-Semitism of the intellectual." It is "the deepest-held bias in the history of the American people," said Arthur Schlesinger Sr. If there was any doubt that hatred of and hostility toward the Catholic Church persists, it was removed by the mob that has arisen howling "Resign!" at Pope Benedict XVI.
  • City Fines Archdiocese of San Francisco $14.4 Million

    12/02/2009 7:43:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies · 1,394+ views
    Catholic Key ^ | 12/1/2009 | Jack Smith
    The City of San Francisco is hard up for cash, so they’ve decided to steal it from the Archdiocese of San Francisco because they can – nakedly, in broad daylight, without the slightest plausible legal pretense. The Church is openly hated and condemned in San Francisco for its support of Proposition 8 and its defense of human sexual morality in general. The City can steal from the Archdiocese because the City needs the money and because it makes the citizenry happy to stick it to the evil Catholic Church.Here’s some backstory from a previous post: When you sell a piece...
  • Catholic Martyrs of the Holocaust

    10/01/2009 7:37:11 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 22 replies · 1,015+ views
    This Rock, via CERC ^ | Nov 2008 | Matthew E. Bunsen
    By 1939, more than 10,000 Catholic schools had been closed and the Catholic boys and girls sent to Nazi public schools for indoctrination. Catholics are constantly confronted with the claims that Pope Pius XII was complicit in the Holocaust, that vast numbers of Catholics collaborated with Hitler's diabolical regime, and that Catholic priests, nuns, and bishops were ardent members of the Nazi Party and supporters of its policies. It is true that many Catholics turned a blind eye to the Holocaust, and others remained silent out of fear for their lives and the safety of their families. There were certainly...
  • Dolan gives the Times holy hell: Hits 'anti-church' op-ed

    11/03/2009 2:37:17 AM PST · by Scanian · 44 replies · 2,922+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 3, 2009 | DAN MANGAN
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan has condemned The New York Times -- blasting the Gray Lady and its columnist Maureen Dowd for what he says are examples of unfair, prejudicial and just downright mean anti-Catholicism. Dolan used his blog last Thursday on the Archdiocese of New York's Web site to rail against the Times a day after the paper refused to print his critique as an op-ed piece. He singled out Dowd -- a poison-penned, Pulitzer winner and former Catholic-school girl -- for "the most combustible," "intemperate and scurrilous" "diatribe" she wrote on Oct. 25, which "rightly never would have...
  • Catholic Caucus: Blasphemy in Spain, When Will the Hate Stop?

    10/31/2009 2:10:02 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 2 replies · 335+ views
    Tradition Family and Property ^ | Thursday, October 29, 2009 | John Horvat
    Blasphemy in Spain, When Will the Hate Stop? Written by John Horvat    Thursday, October 29, 2009   According to press reports, homosexual groups in Spain published a calendar that has horrific blasphemies against Our Lady of Fatima and other Marian apparitions. Besides a man that is practically naked alongside Our Lady, the calendar has "images that are based on famous works of sacred art, especially apparitions of the Virgin Mary, but interpreted by transsexuals.” "In the 'Secular Calendar,' informs the BBC Brasil, “each month is represented by a free interpretation of famous scenes of Catholic imagery, such as Our...
  • State moves to restrict Catholics in politics

    06/02/2009 4:04:21 AM PDT · by Man50D · 27 replies · 1,148+ views ^ | June 01, 2009 | Drew Zahn
    The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport in Connecticut has filed a federal lawsuit following assertions by a state official that rallying church members at the Capitol in Hartford constitutes a violation of lobbying law. Six weeks after 4,000 Catholics in Connecticut rallied in opposition to a proposed state law known as Bill 1098, which dictated local parishes reorganize their governing structures to substitute lay leaders for priests in oversight of finances , the Diocese of Bridgeport received a letter from Connecticut's Office of State Ethics informing it that an investigation was underway to ascertain if the diocese had violated state...
  • From Sabbath TO Sunday!

    05/02/2009 2:35:35 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 339 replies · 3,363+ views
    Dr. E. T. Hiscox, author of the Baptist Manual, wrote the following which was taken from a photostatic copy of a notarized statement by Dr. Hiscox: “There WAS and IS a command to keep holy the Sabbath day, but that Sabbath day was NOT Sunday. It will however be readily said, and with some show of triumph, that the Sabbath WAS TRANSFERRED from the Seventh to the First day of the week, with all its duties, privileges and sanctions. Earnestly desiring information on this subject, which I have studied for many years, I ask, where can the record of...
  • Don’t Know Nothing ( Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice )

    03/26/2009 9:42:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 36 replies · 868+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 26, 2009 | Father Thomas Berg & Michael Augros
    Catholics and Catholicism are at the receiving end of a great deal of startling vituperation in contemporary America, although generally those responsible never think of themselves as bigots.” With these words, the historian Philip Jenkins opened his 2003 study entitled The New Anti-Catholicism: The Last Acceptable Prejudice. Mr. Jenkins might well consider it time to produce an updated edition. In it, he might ponder whether the recent renewal of anti-Catholic politicking is only an opening salvo in an unprecedented campaign to curb religious liberties in the United States. In which case, all of us — not just Catholics — stand...
  • Is Anti-Catholicism Dead? (Ques. Proposed by NY Times)

    07/23/2008 2:47:21 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 1,058 replies · 388+ views
    NY Times City Room Blog ^ | 7/23/2008 | Sewell Chan
    When Gov. Alfred E. Smith ran for president in 1928, his candidacy was derailed in large part by anti-Catholic prejudice. It has been nearly 48 years since John F. Kennedy became the first (and so far only) Roman Catholic president, but experts say that anti-Catholic sentiment — much of it originating in, or as a response to, immigrants in New York — remains an enduring force in American culture. That was the consensus of a panel assembled at the Museum of the City of New York on Tuesday night to consider the question, “Is Anti-Catholicism Dead?” ...The Rev. Richard John...
  • Myers did it

    07/23/2008 2:24:41 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 78 replies · 1,199+ views
    Pharyngula ^ | 22 July 2008 | PZ Myers
    Yes, the sad little cracker has met its undignified end, so stop pestering me. The cracker, the koran, and another surprise entry have been violated and are gone. You'll have to wait until tomorrow for the details, what little of them there are. I must quickly apologize to all you good Catholics who were hoping to attend Mass, since you can't anymore — I have been told many hundreds of times now that cracker abuse violates your right to practice your religion. I guess you'll have to adapt. Secular humanism is a good alternative, if you aren't already flocking to...
  • Has Professor Myers engaged in a hate crime?

    07/11/2008 1:01:11 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 30 replies · 157+ views
    I believe so.Folks, as you know already from my previous post, Paul Zachary Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota Morris, has pledged to desecrate the Eucharist in public and has solicited help openly to accomplish it. The question now is, is this criminal solicitation and attempted conspiracy to commit a hate crime across state lines? I'm no lawyer, but I can read the statutes.Let us begin with a general definition of a hate crime. The one in the Wikipedia will serve: Hate crimes (also known as bias motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of...

    05/13/2008 11:45:37 AM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 38 replies · 185+ views
    Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights ^ | 13 May 2008 | Catholic League
    Pastor John Hagee sent a letter today [Copy Here] to Catholic League president Bill Donohue that effectively ends the dispute the two men have had. Donohue comments as follows: “After weeks of meeting with various Catholic leaders, and accessing scholarly literature on Catholic-Jewish relations, Pastor John Hagee has demonstrated an improved understanding of the Catholic Church and its history. In his letter to me, Hagee says, ‘I want to express my deep regret for any comments that Catholics have found hurtful.’ He specifically cites his emphasis of ‘the darkest chapters in the history of Catholic and Protestant relations with the...
  • Michael Moore, Frank Rich, Jeremiah Wright and John Hagee

    05/06/2008 8:25:21 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 17 replies · 126+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/6/'08 | Dennis Prager
    In more sophisticated language, The New York Times columnist Frank Rich also sought to dismiss the general outrage at Wright's racist and anti-American diatribes. In Rich's view, American society's outrage at Wright is but one more example of American racism. His proof? America is not as angry at a white pastor, the Rev. John Hagee, who has endorsed Sen. John McCain, as it is at Wright and his 20-year bond with Sen. Barack Obama. In Rich's words, "Mr. Hagee's videos have never had the same circulation on television as Mr. Wright's. A sonorous white preacher spouting venom just doesn't have...

    04/14/2008 1:14:50 PM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 178+ views
    Catholic League ^ | April 14, 2008 | Bill Donohue
    On his April 11 HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the comedian went into an extended assault on Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church. For a transcript, click here.Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows:“Maher’s obsession with the Catholic Church continues, only this time there isn’t enough material for him to use as a club, so he literally makes things up. His lies include the following statement: ‘When the—when the current pope was in his previous Vatican job as John Paul’s Dick Cheney—he wrote a letter instructing every Catholic bishop to keep the sex abuse of minors...
  • William F. Buckley’s ‘Conservative Movement’ Still-Born, Dead-On-Arrival, Because it Was Godless...

    03/03/2008 1:57:22 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 175 replies · 848+ views
    The American View ^ | 3/3/2008 | John Lofton ("recovering Republican, recovering conservative")
    William F. Buckley’s ‘Conservative Movement’ Still-Born, Dead-On-Arrival, Decades Ago, Because it Was Godless, Against Christ, Ignored God’s Word Contact: John Lofton, 301-873-4612, 410-760-8885, MEDIA ADVISORY, March 3 /Christian Newswire/ — Recovering Republican John Lofton, Editor of and co-host of “The American View” radio show with the Constitution Party’s 2004 Presidential candidate Michael Anthony Peroutka, has issued the following statement: “Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.” – Psalm 127. The Lord Jesus Christ did not build the “conservative movement” house....
  • Interview: Governor Huckabee Addresses Anti-Catholicism and Abortion

    12/29/2007 8:40:49 AM PST · by tcg · 32 replies · 281+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 12/29/07 | Deacon Keith Fournier
    Following our first interview with Governor Mike Huckabee there was an intimation of anti-catholicism by several pundits and commentators. We asked the Governor directly about this and about another issue of importance to our Catholic Online readers and viewers.
  • Anti-Christian Children's Novel Coming out as Time Warner Film in December starring Nicole Kidman

    08/23/2007 10:54:21 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 18 replies · 837+ views ^ | August 20, 2007 | Elizabeth O'Brien
    Anti-Christian Children's Novel Coming out as Time Warner Film in December starring Nicole Kidman By Elizabeth O'Brien LOS ANGELES, August 20, 2007 ( - The best selling novels of atheist author Philip Pullman, which were written specifically to indoctrinate children with anti-Christian values, have sparked the creation of a controversial new fantasy film to be released this December 7 by New Line Cinema - a Time Warner Company. Starring Nicole Kidman, "The Golden Compass," is based on Pullman's "His Dark Materials" trilogy, which includes "Northern Lights" (re-titled "The Golden Compass" in the United States), "The Subtle Knife" and "The Amber...
  • "My books are about killing God!" An athiest's 'Narnia' knockoff

    10/26/2007 8:54:15 AM PDT · by SvdByFaith · 42 replies · 1,183+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 26, 2007 | Dr. Ted Baehr
    On Dec. 7, 2007, the movie "The Golden Compass," based on the first book in the fantasy trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" by atheist Philip Pullman will be released in theaters throughout the world. Pullman wrote his fantasy trilogy because he was so upset by the Christian evangelism of C.S. Lewis in his wonderful series of Christian tales entitled "The Chronicles Of Narnia." Pullman is an avowed atheist who has dedicated his life to undermining Christianity and the Church among young readers. The film's release is only another example of a culture spiraling away from faith, a culture into which...
  • The Golden Compass is pointing towards anti-Catholicism (starring Nicole Kidman - a Catholic)

    08/20/2007 1:02:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 87 replies · 1,890+ views
    American Papist ^ | August 20, 2007 | Thomas Peters
    CathNews alerts us to the potential problem: Nicole Kidman has denied that a new film she's making is anti-Catholic. The movie features an organisation known as "The Magisterium", which kidnaps children to remove their souls.The Brisbane Times reports that Kidman told a US magazine that her Catholic faith affected her consideration of the script for the film, which is titled The Golden Compass.The fantasy film is based on a novel by Philip Pullman called Northern Lights. It is already attracting attention in the US for avoiding much of the book's perceived anti-Catholic rhetoric.Kidman said some of the religious elements...
  • Critics Slam 'Golden Compass' Movie for 'Castrating' Anti-Church Themes

    10/16/2007 10:17:59 AM PDT · by NYer · 102 replies · 3,289+ views
    Christian Post ^ | October 15, 2007 | Joshua Kimball
    LONDON – A debate over a movie’s anti-religious antagonism – or lack thereof – is heating up ahead of its upcoming release, with some accusing Hollywood of “castrating” the anti-Catholic themes present in the novel from which it is based. The expected blockbuster, “The Golden Compass,” is named after the American title of best-selling author Philip Pullman’s novel “Northern Lights” and will star actress Nicole Kidman and James Bond star Daniel Craig. The original children’s novel, part of Pullman’s “His Dark Materials” series, rejects organized religion – in particular, the Catholic Church – and critics of the movie version say...
  • Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

    10/13/2007 7:53:43 AM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 122 replies · 621+ views
    Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Directed by Shekhar Kapur. Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Jordi Mollà.From a National Catholic Register review By Steven D. Greydanus A lurid sort of Christopher Hitchens vision of history pervades Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Shekhar Kapur’s sequel to his 1998 art-house hit Elizabeth. The earlier film, which made a star of Cate Blanchett as the eponymous Virgin Queen, celebrated the triumph of bright, happy Elizabethan Protestantism over the dark, unwholesome Catholic world of Bloody Mary. Even so, that film’s church-bashing was tame compared that of this sequel, in which...
  • Fred Phelps Hate Parade

    09/30/2007 10:17:37 AM PDT · by perez24 · 10 replies · 155+ views
    If this is not the place for vanity posts I apologize, but it's quite breaking news either. I heard at my church today that the Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting outside of a Roman Catholic and an Episcopal church next Saturday and a memorial to fallen firefighters and another RC church on Sunday. These aren't to protest funerals, rather to protest against...well...I don't know. Apparently God hates homosexuals, soldiers, firefighters, Catholics, and Episcopalians, though I'm not sure in what order. We've been told that there will be police present and that the best thing to do would be to...
  • British writer takes shots at Pope John Paul the Great

    09/21/2007 10:37:45 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 15 replies · 47+ views
    British David Yallop, writes a book besmirching the memory of the great, late Servant of God. Folks, according to Juan G. Bedoya, a reporter for the Spanish newsdaily El País, David Yallop, a 70-year old British historian, has come up with a newbook, entitled, The Power and the Glory: The Hidden History of the Papacy of Pope John Paul II, in which he casts aspersions against the late Pope. Here are some of the claims Yallop makes about Pope John Paul:- A pontificate as grandiose in its purpose as twisted in its results - Unable to stop Vatican corruption. -...
  • It must be something in the water...

    06/29/2007 8:27:51 PM PDT · by Teófilo · 4 replies · 230+ views
    Folks, a second letter was published in The San Juan Star, this one on June 15th, attacking the Catholic Church by a self-assured know-it-all. Our tropical heat has been affecting Ms. Paula Benedict's reasoning powers, as they've affected those of Mimi Arjona's before. It is either that, or something in the water is triggering these explosions of utter silliness. Anti-catholicism is in fashion in Puerto Rico, flying high upon the wings of a false intellectualism. Little letters like this one are so filled with inaccuracies--like this statement that the Council of Nicea falsified the Gospels which we find in other...
  • Bill Maher 'makes Imus look like a saint'(Catholic Mass as Homosexual Acts)

    05/25/2007 9:17:39 PM PDT · by kellynla · 54 replies · 3,014+ views ^ | May 25, 2007 | staff
    If Don Imus could be fired for offensive racial remarks, Bill Maher certainly deserves discipline from his employer for bashing Christians, including his description of a Catholic Mass as graphic homosexual acts, charge media watchers. Explicit sexual mockery of Scripture and Catholic theology on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" should be addressed by parent company Time-Warner, say Brent Bozell III, president of the Media Research Center, and Robert Knight, director of the MRC's Culture and Media Institute. Maher's comments began with a verbal assault on Jerry Falwell three days after the Baptist minister's death May 15 then "escalated into...
  • More Evidence Pius XII Was Not Hitler's Pope - German Files Point to a Russian Plot

    04/03/2007 2:32:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 825 replies · 5,912+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | April 2, 2007
    ROME, APRIL 2, 2007 ( Adolf Hitler's No. 1 enemy was the Vatican's secretary of state, Eugenio Pacelli, future Pope Pius XII, according to documents recently found in Europe. In an article published last Thursday by La Repubblica, reporter Marco Ansaldo announced that he has a dossier on Pius XII that complements documentation found in the Vatican Archives. According to the newly discovered documents, Pius XII was considered an enemy of the Third Reich. Memos and letters unearthed at a depot used by the Stasi, the East German secret police, show that Nazi spies within the Vatican were concerned at...
  • "…hang the Pope with the entrails of the last priest…" (Vitriolic Anti-Catholic Hate... In Italy!)

    04/07/2007 6:01:45 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 93 replies · 1,472+ views
    With a sad biretta tip to Nihil obstat: On FattiSentire there is a report of the placards put up in Genova by those who oppose the Church, atheistic anarchist and homosexual activist types. This one from Il Giornale... ...says, "Thank God I am an atheist". It depicts a photoshoped image of partisans shooting the Pope and some muslim men at prayer. Another poster depicts Benedict XVI shaking hands with Adolf Hitler with the title: "From Hitler’s soldier to God’s soldier". Christ died and rose for these people too. Meantime, on the evening of the Easter Vigil in Modena there will...
  • Croatia should drop charges (Against Serbia)

    03/01/2007 8:53:46 AM PST · by kronos77 · 12 replies · 750+ views
    ZAGREB -- Legal representative Ivan Šimonović says Croatia should swap charges against FRY for settlement. “My personal opinion is that if the key claims in the lawsuit can be obtained with an out-of-court settlement, we should not press further with the trial”, said Šimonović, Croatian representative before the International Court of Justice in the Hague. He said these claims primarily pertained to clearly defining responsibilities for the plight and suffering in Croatia, punishing all who are guilty of committing war crimes, determining the truth about the fate of missing persons and returning Croatia’s cultural treasures. Croatia filed charges against the...