Essay

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...]

SNAP UNRAVELS

Catalyst April Issue 2012

At the end of 2011, a Missouri judge ordered David Clohessy, the president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), to be deposed regarding his role in cases of priestly sexual abuse. Clohessy fought the order vigorously, but lost. On January 2, 2012, he was deposed; the deposition [it is available on our website] was made public... [Read more...]

“OBAMACARE” AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: COLLISION COURSE LOOMS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2012, Essay

Kenneth D. Whitehead The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, popularly known as “Obamacare,” requires individuals to purchase medical insurance and requires most employers to provide such insurance for their employees. Among other things required by the Act, when it is fully implemented, this insurance must henceforth include preventive... [Read more...]

TAKING AIM AT BISHOP FINN

Catalyst December Issue 2011, Essay

Bill Donohue This ad, written by Bill Donohue, was rejected by the Kansas City Star, without explanation. The close relationship between the newspaper and SNAP is disturbing, but to turn down $25,000 is still surprising. The Star can impose a gag rule on us, but it cannot control us. Indeed, this ad was printed in the Northeast News, a weekly suburban... [Read more...]

ROLLING STONE GETS UGLY: VILE HIT ON PHILLY ARCHDIOCESE

Catalyst November Issue 2011, Essay

The following article was written by Bill Donohue in response to a recent attack on the Catholic Church published in Rolling Stone magazine: The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church provides grist for the mill to those who harbor an animus against it, so a certain amount of cheap shots are to be expected. But what was printed in the September... [Read more...]

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