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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AFFIRMED; EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On May 4th, President Trump signed an executive order affirming his support for religious liberty. He is to be commended for this initiative, even though the statement lacked the kind of teeth that we expected; the leaked draft that became available in February offered greater detail. Bill Donohue was invited to the White House but a [...]

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KATE O’BEIRNE R.I.P.

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic community lost a champion with the passing of Kate O'Beirne; she died April 23rd. She was a smart, courageous pundit and policy analyst who never ducked an opponent. Kate was featured on the CNN talk show, "The Capital Gang," for many years. She was polite yet firm: she knew her stuff and delivered her [...]

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MAINSTREAMING MEANNESS

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Tony Alamo died on May 2nd. Stephen Colbert made headline news on May 3rd. Bill Maher made headline news on May 5th. Dan Savage was back in the news at the same time. All of these men were cited in news stories because of their despicable behavior. And all of them were cheered [...]

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NEW EVIDENCE VALIDATES STEPINAC

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Book Reviews, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak Robin Harris, Stepinac: His Life and Times (Gracewing Publishing, 2016) Those who study churchmen of the WWII era know that Cardinal Aloysius Stepinac, Archbishop of Zagreb during WWII, is controversial. Following the war, communist authorities charged and convicted him of collaboration with the Nazi-like Ustashe party. Those false charges have followed Stepinac, even [...]

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TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Almost a year has passed since the Supreme Court instructed President Obama's Justice Depart-ment to work with the plaintiffs in reaching reconciliation on the Health and Human Services mandate. Recently, the Justice Department under President Trump asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for another 60 days to reach a settlement. Trump officials say the delay [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CASE BEFORE HIGH COURT

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward: when it comes to the disbursement of public funds for a secular purpose, can a state treat a religious entity in a manner that is different from a non-sectarian institution? Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri [...]

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“REAL O’NEALS” GETS THE AX

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Bill Donohue wrote a news release stating, "Disney/ABC won't come right out and say it, so I will: The obituary for 'The Real O'Neals' has been written and will soon be announced." Now it's official—the show is dead. If Disney/ABC had any integrity they would have axed the script once it was submitted. Our problem [...]

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KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her Kimoji Instagram page, Kardashian presented an image of herself as the Virgin Mary; she was promoting merchandise. The animated image then blurred into a colorful, psychedelic [...]

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CHRIS HARDWICK NEEDS REHAB AGAIN

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The April 28 edition of "@Midnight with Chris Hardwick" featured a comedian no one ever heard of, Jo Koy. He showed his brilliance by making a gratuitous remark about a priest who "put his hands up my ass." On the April 19th edition, Hardwick said if "you get fired for a raft of sexual harassment charges, [...]

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DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his pro-life convictions. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, has taken the high road, prudently saying that although he favors abortion rights, there should be room for Mello [...]

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