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DEBUNKING THE “MASS GRAVE” STORY

By | August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

To read Donohue's full account of this story, see the "Special Reports" section on the Catholic League's website. [Click Here] One of the key players in the "mass grave" story about the Tuam home is Catherine Corless, a local historian. Her research "suggested 796 babies were buried in a tank outside the former Tuam Mother and [...]

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THE MEDIA, THE POPE, AND DISINFORMATION

By | July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak On March 22, 2014, Pope Francis received a group of Italian broadcasters at the Vatican. In an unscripted address, he defined the virtues, mission, and sins of the communication media. While encouraging the broadcasters to carry out their work along the paths of truth, goodness, and beauty, he also warned them about three [...]

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NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VOUCHERS

By | May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw The upheaval over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's attack on charter schools highlights the urgent need for more alternatives to failing public schools in our inner cities and other areas of poverty; for greater parental choice in determining the best schools for their children; and—in order to both empower parents and broaden [...]

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OBAMA’S WAR ON RELIGION IN THE RANKS

By | October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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, [...]

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UNSUBSTANTIATED ACCUSATIONS

By | April 10th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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RYAN, BIDEN, AND THE BISHOPS

By | November 28th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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MORALITY AND MARKETS

By | November 28th, 2012|Categories: Book Reviews, Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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OBAMA’S WAR ON RELIGION

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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. [...]

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CURRENT THREATS TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By | September 20th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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WHY CATHOLICISM MATTERS

By | July 12th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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