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OBAMA’S WAR ON RELIGION IN THE RANKS

Catalyst October Issue 2013, Essay

After reading an article by Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp on the state of religious liberty in the military, I asked a staff member to contact his office, requesting permission to reprint it. It was happily granted. It is the best summary of this subject I have seen. We have been tracking this issue for some time, and we are especially concerned... [Read more...]

UNSUBSTANTIATED ACCUSATIONS

Catalyst April Issue 2013, Essay

Bill Donohue The Catholic Church has many teachings that touch on public issues, and it’s only fair that they be subject to critical analysis. But it’s hardly too much to ask that its critics substantiate their charges. Unfortunately, the tendency of the media to swing wildly became commonplace once it was learned that Pope Benedict XVI had resigned. Take,... [Read more...]

RYAN, BIDEN, AND THE BISHOPS

Catalyst November Issue 2012, Essay

The following article is adapted from Bill Donohue’s article on this subject that was posted on Newsmax.com on September 26. The conventional wisdom holds that both vice presidential candidates, Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, are roughly equal in terms of their Catholic standing: Ryan is good on the life issues, but weak on social justice;... [Read more...]

MORALITY AND MARKETS

Catalyst November Issue 2012, Essay

Fr. Robert Sirico “Freedom rightly understood is not a license to behave like spoiled adolescents but rather the noble birthright of creatures made in the image of God,” says Fr. Robert Sirico in his new book Defending the Free Market: The Moral Case for a Free Economy. “As long as we refuse to sell this birthright for a mess of materialist pottage,... [Read more...]

OBAMA’S WAR ON RELIGION

Catalyst October Issue 2012, Essay

Bill Donohue In September, Bill Donohue wrote a four-part series that was featured on Newsmax.com. The series focused on the war on religion that has been waged by the administration of President Barack Obama. The series caught the attention of many in the media and is sure to be a topic of discussion in many quarters. Obama’s Secular Mindset The... [Read more...]

CURRENT THREATS TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catalyst September Issue 2012, Essay

Jeff Field, director of communications for the Catholic League, recently interviewed Bill Donohue on the subject of religious liberty. Below is a transcript of the interview. Bill, you’ve been doing this job at the Catholic League for about two decades. How have things changed in the last couple of decades in terms of the threats to religious liberty? Well,... [Read more...]

WHY CATHOLICISM MATTERS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2012, Essay

Religious and ethnic loyalties are important to me. I am proud to be Catholic and proud to be Irish. I am also very proud to be an American. But pride absent an intelligent appreciation of one’s roots quickly descends to tribalism, and that is not good for the individual or the society. For example, we need to know why it is rational to be proud of... [Read more...]

STATEMENT TO THE DULUTH COMMUNITY: UNIV. OF MINNESOTA DULUTH HOLOCAUST EVENT

Catalyst May Issue 2012, Essay

Bill Donohue It has come to my attention that the University of Minnesota Duluth is hosting a series of events on the Holocaust; they are scheduled to run between April 12 and April 19. Because many of the events address the religious response to the Holocaust, it is of great interest to the Catholic League. For example, we have a wealth of information... [Read more...]

PSYCHOLOGISTS ADDRESS SEXUAL ABUSE

Catalyst May Issue 2012

William O’Donohue, Ph.D., Olga Cirlugea, B.A., Lorraine Benuto, Ph.D. We are clinical psychologists (the second author is a graduate student in a doctoral training program) at the University of Nevada, Reno who have been treating sexual abuse victims (the first author for over 30 years). We have treated adults who were abused by priests when they... [Read more...]

Shoddy Scholarship in the Study of Pope Pius XII

Catalyst April Issue 2012, Essay

In the December 2011 issue of Commentary magazine, Kevin Madigan, the Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard Divinity School, put forth the false charge that the Vatican under Pope Pius XII intentionally helped Nazi war criminals escape justice and make their way to South America after World War II. He based his article on Gerald Steinacher’s... [Read more...]

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