June 18, 2019

Tag - Anti-Catholicism

An Apathy of Faith

There was a poll run on all the major Catholic campuses some years ago on religious ignorance and apathy. Over 75% of the respondents said they did not know anything about apathy nor did they care! While this fictitious poll is just a joke, Catholic...

The Hollywood Gospel

For over a century, Hollywood has served as the showcase for American culture. For generations, patriotism, hard work, fair play, and even religious fervor permeated the big screen because it was good business to give the public what it wanted...

Fuzzy Thinking and Misguided Beliefs

Few subjects are capable of generating as much mistaken analysis, misguided beliefs, and fuzzy thinking as religion—and exactly six years ago we had a prime example.  A Christian minister with his own radio program announced to the world that the so...

Petitions Against the Pope

During the 1850s, anti-Catholic feeling flourished in the United States, briefly culminating in the formation of the Know-Nothing political party. There were even public protests when the Vatican sent a memorial stone to be placed with the other...

The Ubiquitous Slur

On January 27, 2017, thousands of Americans will gather in Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life to mark the 44th anniversary of the infamous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that has led to the deaths of approximately 60 million pre-born...

The Know-Nothings and Their Signs

The Know-Nothings were a political party that flourished briefly in the United States during the mid-1850s. Their chief idea was to restrict Catholic immigration. Some Know-Nothings even believed the Pope wanted to take over the country. The Know...

Springfield and the Know-Nothing Party

It’s not every day that a comparative handful of people can break up a major political party, but it happened in the 1856 Presidential election, and politicians in Springfield, Massachusetts were largely responsible for it. It all began in the early...

Birthmark Catholics

Cartoonist Gary Larson’s Far Side once portrayed a herd of deer gathered around one of their number with an unfortunate bull’s eye on his chest. Another deer remarked that’s a bummer of a birthmark! Faithful Catholics are like that deer. They have...