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CHRISTMAS FOES ON THE RUN; PUSHBACK IS EVIDENT

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

There was a time when the Christmas haters were on the offensive, but now the pushback is in full gear. Our side is showing increasing resolve, and becoming more creative, even when we lose a legal battle. The Catholic League threw down the gauntlet when Oregon's Hillsboro School District censored Santa—not just Jesus—from any public display. [...]

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BBC CREDITS PIUS XII

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The BBC has admitted that it was wrong to accuse Pope Pius XII of remaining "silent" during the Holocaust. The British media giant pivoted as a result of an internal probe of the pope's role. The revised position came in response to strong criticism of a BBC report last July that accused the pope of doing [...]

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TRUMP WILL BE RELIGION-FRIENDLY

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

From The President's Desk William A. Donohue January/February 2017 Issue of Catalyst None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. Trump is Presbyterian and Clinton is a Methodist, and like many mainline Protestants, they are religion-lite; Sanders is an admitted secularist. [...]

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SCHOOL CHOICE READY TO ROLL

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue The public school establishment had better fasten its seatbelts—the school choice movement is ready to roll. Donald Trump is committed to school reform and so are an increasing number of governors. Our new president will have as his new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a strong school choice proponent. She championed the Indiana voucher [...]

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MICROSOFT’S LGBT CHRISTMAS AD

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Ask any schoolboy what the meaning of Christmas is, and he will say it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Ask the ideologues at Microsoft, and they will say it means whatever their politics dictate. This past year it represented an opportunity to exploit Christmas by pushing the LGBT agenda. Microsoft released a TV ad, "Art of [...]

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“BAD SANTA 2” IS A CULTURAL MARKER

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It's a hard call which is worse: "Bad Santa 2" or its juvenile fans. By any measure, the movie, and its reception in many quarters, is proof positive that American culture is witnessing a race to the bottom. When the first "Bad Santa" was released in 2003, we described Santa as a "chain-smoking, drunken, foul-mouthed, suicidal, [...]

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SHOPPERS BEWARE OF MACY’S SEX POLICY

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

If you shop at Macy's, please beware that your daughters and nieces may run into a strange looking man dressed as a woman in the store's bathrooms and fitting rooms. More important, you should know that they have no rights. Indeed, a senior store detective, Javier Chavez, was fired from his job at a Macy's store [...]

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IS OBAMA ANTI-CHRISTMAS?

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

President Obama made the following remarks in a recent NPR interview: "I've had to live through controversies like the notion that I was trying to kill Christmas. Right? Well, where'd that come from? Well, I bet, you know, well, he said Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas. So, that, you know, that must be evidence of [...]

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“HAMILTON” ACTOR SHOWS HIS REAL COLORS

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who plays Aaron Burr in the musical, "Hamilton," scolded Vice-President Elect Mike Pence on the need to "uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us." He cited respect for diversity as one of those key values. Dixon is a phony: he has no moral ground [...]

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OBAMA IS “OUR MOST CATHOLIC OF PRESIDENTS”

By | January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article written by Bill Donohue was recently published by CNSNews.com. On the December 15 edition of the "Axe Files" podcast, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told David Axelrod the following about President Barack Obama. "I think this is the—our most Catholic of presidents. And I mean that by capital C Catholic, in [...]

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