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IRELAND’S “MASS GRAVE” HOAX; MEDIA SMEAR NUNS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014, Front Page

Bill Donohue Mass hysteria has gripped Ireland, England, and the United States over reports that nearly 800 bodies of children have been found in a mass grave outside a former home run by nuns in Tuam, near Galway. The Catholic Church has been hammered incessantly, and shrill cries of maltreatment abound. Fresh off the heels of horror stories about... [Read more...]

GUINNESS BEING PINCHED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014, Front Page

June 17 marked the three month anniversary of our boycott of Guinness. We did an online survey of pub owners in several cities, and the results were as follows: •  75 report a decrease in sales •  24 report no difference •  4 report an increase From what we have determined, it appears that the decrease in sales is due to three factors: (a)... [Read more...]

THE POWER OF HOPE AND PRAYER

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Lately, as the result of a new book I am finishing, I have given a lot of thought to the power of hope and prayer. So when I heard about the travails of Bret Baier and his wife, I knew I had to read it; their very personal ordeal is truly inspiring. What follows is a small excerpt from my new book. Bret Baier, the Fox News chief political... [Read more...]

DEBUNKING THE “MASS GRAVE” STORY

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014, Essay

To read Donohue’s full account of this story, see the “Special Reports” section on the Catholic League’s website. [Click Here] One of the key players in the “mass grave” story about the Tuam home is Catherine Corless, a local historian. Her research “suggested 796 babies were buried in a tank outside the former... [Read more...]

PELOSI’S UNMITIGATED ARROGANCE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Rep. Nancy Pelosi does not simply reject the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage, abortion, and contraception—she is a rabid foe of the Church’s positions. Recently, she went beyond her usual stance by lecturing her archbishop on the folly of marriage, properly understood. On June 19, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone spoke... [Read more...]

KUDOS TO ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

A motley group of public officials, community activists, religious leaders, and gay advocates are upset that Archbishop Cordileone supports marriage, properly understood.  It is a striking sociological moment when elites stage a protest of an archbishop in the Roman Catholic Church simply because he believes—as the whole world has believed for thousands... [Read more...]

MEDIA SMEAR ARCHBISHOP CARLSON

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

On June 9, attorney Jeff Anderson released video clips from a May 23 deposition transcript of St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson. It was vintage Anderson: he misrepresented the truth. The media and editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch followed his lead. The Post-Dispatch editorial said the following: “Mr. Anderson asked the archbishop... [Read more...]

COMMONWEAL INDICTS ARCHBISHOP CARLSON

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

It was pathetic to read how Commonweal, home to Catholic dissidents, was straining to put the worst possible face on St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson’s exchange with Jeffrey Anderson. Every objective observer who has ever tracked Anderson knows that this lawyer has a pathological hatred of the Catholic Church. So when he locks horns with an... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP CARLSON HAS BEEN FRAMED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

According to attorney Jeffrey Anderson, Commonweal, and other media outlets, the transcript of the exchange between Anderson and Archbishop Carlson revealed that the archbishop did not know it was a crime for an adult to have sex with a child. They are all wrong. Prior to the controversial exchange (which began with a question regarding mandatory reporting... [Read more...]

VATICAN WEBSITE CENSORED BY SCHOOL

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, allegedly implemented a firewall blocking some websites that it deemed as “politically oriented.” Among those blocked was the Vatican’s website. Also blocked were the websites of the National Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Christianity.com, and many others. Websites that were... [Read more...]

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