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CHRISTMAS WAR STALEMATE; VICTORIES ON BOTH SIDES

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015, Front Page

The annual “War on Christmas” continued in 2014 with both sides having achieved roughly the same number of wins and losses. This is certainly an improvement over the days when the anti-Christmas side appeared to be winning this battle in the culture war. The good news is that the pro-Christmas side has been pushing back, even reversing previous... [Read more...]

HBO MENTIONS DONOHUE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015, Front Page

In the finale of the HBO show, “The Newsroom,” which aired December 14, there was an exchange between Will McAvoy, the anchor/news director (played by Jeff Daniels), and Charlie Skinner, the network president (played by Sam Waterston). They managed to drop Bill Donohue’s name. The subject of discussion was Pope Benedict XVI. Skinner... [Read more...]

TAKING STOCK IN ABORTION DATA

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Those who are pro-life, as the readers of Catalyst surely are, refuse to take comfort in data that indicate a decline in abortions. That’s understandable. But there is a difference between taking comfort and taking stock: the latter means to assess, possibly leading to a reappraisal of conditions. On that score, the latest abortion... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC THEOLOGIANS NEED TO REPENT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on December 9: A remarkable document, “Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice,” released December 8, is a clear window into the thinking of those who are teaching on Catholic campuses. It is not a pretty picture. Signed by hundreds of professors, the statement evinces... [Read more...]

AMERICANS UNITED TEAMS WITH SATANISTS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

What do Americans United for Separation of Church and State have in common with Satanists? Everything—they’re on the same page. That’s why Barry Lynn of Americans United offered to represent the Satanic Temple in its quest to assault Christian sensibilities in Florida. The Devil worshipers sought, and the government agreed, to put a Satanist... [Read more...]

COMEDY CENTRAL FUELS HATRED OF AMERICA

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

During the Christmas episode of “Tosh.0″ on Comedy Central, host Daniel Tosh opened a segment, “Beef Baby Jesus,” by explaining that in a previous episode viewers were encouraged to tweet using the hashtag #beefbaby. Tosh then showed a clip on how the “beef baby” was made using meat, human feces, and semen. Tosh then... [Read more...]

THE LAND OF DIVERSITY AND DISHONESTY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

We are not supposed to say that we are a Christian nation, but everyone knows we are. In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court explicitly said we were. Atheist Sam Harris knows we are as well, which is why he titled his anti-Christian book, Letter to a Christian Nation. Indeed, 8 in 10 Americans are Christian, and 95 percent of Americans who practice a religion... [Read more...]

TWIN ASSAULT ON CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

What do the Obama administration and Marquette University have in common? Neither respects conscience rights. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued an important statement on a new Department of Labor regulation that implements President Obama’s Executive Order of July 21 prohibiting government contractors from discriminating... [Read more...]

“GAY SANTA” REALLY IS GAY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

CNN executives were very excited that one of their own, Morgan Spurlock, was the man behind the trailer to a documentary, “I Am Santa Claus.” To prove how happy they were, they were flagging a supremely positive article about the flick by one of their online columnists, John D. Sutter. The source of their ebullience had nothing to do with... [Read more...]

ART CRITIC WANTS VIRGIN MARY DEFILED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Recently, Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott reacted to an exhibition, “Picturing Mary,” that opened a few weeks ago in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Kennicott was furious that the exhibition offered a reverential treatment of Our Blessed Mother. He likes his Virgin Mary adorned with feces. In his Washington Post article,... [Read more...]

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