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MISTAKES AND LIES

Catalyst April Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue We often hear people say, “I’m sorry, I lied about that,” when, in fact, they never lied; they were merely mistaken. Let me be plain: it is impossible to lie without first knowing the truth. Once we know the truth, we can correct our mistakes, but knowledge of the truth matters little to liars, and this is doubly... [Read more...]

MICHAEL NOVAK’S REMARKABLE LIFE JOURNEY

Catalyst April Issue 2014, Book Review

Rick Hinshaw Michael Novak, Writing from Left to Right: My Journey from Liberal to Conservative (New York: Image, 2013) “It is not those who cry, ‘the poor, the poor’ who will enter the Kingdom, but those who truly help the poor.” More than 20 years ago, that paraphrase of Scripture from the distinguished theologian, philosopher... [Read more...]

POPE’S JOYOUS ANNIVERSARY; WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM

Catalyst March Issue 2014, Front Page

The Catholic League chose Monday, March 3 to make a special tribute to Pope Francis on the op-ed page of the New York Times; it is ten days before his one-year anniversary as the leader of over one billion Catholics. We will publish our op-ed ad in the next edition. By all accounts, the pope has won the acclaim not only of practicing Catholics, but... [Read more...]

HHS MANDATE BLOCKED

Catalyst March Issue 2014, Front Page

The U.S. Supreme Court has put the brakes on the infamous Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that would force Catholic non-profits, and objecting private businessmen, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. The issue has yet to be fully resolved. On January 24, the Supreme Court issued an injunction blocking enforcement... [Read more...]

ENVY DRIVES INEQUALITY ISSUE

Catalyst March Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue When Pope Francis speaks about our “throwaway” abortion culture, or comments on marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he wins no points from those on the left. But when he speaks about income inequality, he is praised by the likes of President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. However, these... [Read more...]

ROLLING STONE LIKES THE POPE

Catalyst March Issue 2014

The February 13th cover story in Rolling Stone was a lengthy piece by Mark Binelli on Pope Francis. The article was respectful, though hardly without flaws. Like so many of the pope’s new fans, Binelli’s bouquets come at the price of exaggerating the Holy Father’s uniqueness, and unfairly characterizing his predecessors. Binelli likes... [Read more...]

PARSING THE POPE’S WORDS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Not a day goes by without a pundit or editorial writer opining on what Pope Francis said about some controversial issue. While every pope, as well as every religious and secular leader, properly has his remarks subjected to scrutiny, Pope Francis is having his words sliced and diced far beyond anything his predecessors were accustomed to. Quite frankly,... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD’S MORAL COMPASS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

The song, “Alone Yet Not Alone,” was nominated for an Oscar, but then the decision was rescinded; the tune is from a Christian film of the same title. “Philomena,” a propaganda film strewn with lies about the Catholic Church, won four nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does the balloting, and most of... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES SHOWS ITS BIAS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

There is no newspaper in the United States that is more extreme in its defense of abortion-on-demand and homosexual rights than the New York Times. It regards the defense of partial-birth abortion to be a “moderate” position, and its reporters have openly bragged about the record number of homosexuals who write feature stories. The January... [Read more...]

HAS BILL MAHER COOLED OFF?

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Readers will recall that in our last issue, we announced how we pulled out all the stops to get Time Warner, the parent company of HBO, to dump Bill Maher’s HBO show. We detailed Maher’s relentless attacks on priests, bishops—even the pope—branding them all child rapists. We ran a lengthy report on Maher’s anti-Catholic rants on... [Read more...]

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