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BIG LOSS FOR VICTIMS’ LOBBY; PERSISTENCE PAYS OFF

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The bill was sold as justice for the victims of sexual abuse, when, in fact, it was a sham: the proposed legislation that failed to make it to the floor of the New York State legislature in the wee hours of Saturday, June 18 (the session that began on Friday ended at 5:00 a.m. the next [...]

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LIBERTY THWARTED

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

As the Fourth of July approached, there were ominous signs that religious liberty is in deep trouble in America. On June 21, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ruled that California can continue to force all health care plans—including those of religious institutions—to cover elective abortions. HHS simply disregarded the Weldon Amendment, enacted [...]

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MOTHER TERESA’S FAILED CRITICS

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue On September 4, the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Mother Teresa will be canonized. Already a saint in the eyes of most persons, regardless of religion, she is clearly deserving of this honor. I am even more certain of this now that I have written a book about her critics. At the beginning [...]

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CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS vs. BILL DONOHUE

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 23, 2000, Bill Donohue and Christopher Hitchens squared off in a fiery debate at New York's Union League Club. Much of the debate centered on Mother Teresa. The following is an excerpt from a play by professor Remi Dubuque; it is based on the evening's debate. Mother Teresa's upcoming canonization, and Donohue's new book [...]

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HOW THE VICTIMS’ LOBBY LOST

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following timeline shows how the Catholic League helped to defeat New York's unjust bill on sexual abuse: On March 28, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey wrote an op ed in the Daily News touting her bill, while making no mention of the public schools. On March 30, Sen. Brad Hoylman, in an op ed, called for "every [...]

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PROBE OF MARGARET MARKEY REQUESTED

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue recently called for a formal investigation of New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey. Her defamation of Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio warrants a probe as to whether she has violated New York State's ethics laws. Below is a copy of Donohue's request. June 8, 2016 Hon. Charles D. Lavine New York State Assembly Legislative Office [...]

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CHRISTIANS BLAMED FOR MUSLIM MURDERS

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was recently published by CNSNews.com. The man responsible for the Orlando killings, we’re told, was a devout Muslim who attended a mosque several times a week, brought a prayer rug to work, pledged his allegiance to ISIS, cheered the 9/11 massacre, traveled to Saudi Arabia, and was raised by his [...]

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MARKEY ISN’T ONLY VICTIMS’ LOBBY LIAR

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The plight of those who have been sexually abused, especially minors, is a condition eminently worthy of our compassion. Unfortunately, many of those who have professionally taken up the cause of these victims are dishonest activists who are not above lying to advance their interests. Recently, NY Assemblywoman Margaret Markey lied about Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, [...]

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PA CATHOLIC LAWMAKERS CRY FOUL

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

They are crying foul. What is really foul is the basis of the complaint made by Pennsylvania Catholic lawmakers: they are upset that priests are calling them out for working against their own religion. In Pennsylvania, as in virtually all states, if a bill to lift the statute of limitations on offenses involving the sexual abuse [...]

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.01% OF CLERGY ARE ABUSERS

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the 2015 Annual Report on clergy sexual abuse was released by the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, there were seven substantiated allegations against clergy for the sexual abuse of minors that were made by current minors. Given that the data covered [...]

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