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KANSAS CITY STAR TARGETS BISHOP FINN AGAIN

Catalyst October 2014

Recently, a judge agreed with the finding of an arbitrator that Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn violated a 2008 agreement mandating that suspected child abuse be reported immediately to the authorities. The Kansas City Star said it is “still waiting for the bishop and the Catholic Diocese to do the right thing,” by which it meant... [Read more...]

HHS MANDATE REVISIONS FAIL TO SATISFY

Catalyst October 2014

Recently, the Obama administration announced new revisions to its HHS mandate that requires Catholic institutions to pay for abortion-inducing drugs as part of their health plans. The federal government revealed that it considers these new rules a “work around” for groups that object to providing coverage for sterilization, contraception... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES ERRS AGAIN

Catalyst October 2014

An editorial that recently appeared in the New York Times cited the Vatican’s disciplinary action against its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the now-defrocked Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski. It invoked Pope Francis’ promise that “in the pedophilia scandal ‘there are no privileges.’” The Times erred again... [Read more...]

THE ORDEAL OF FATHER GORDON MACRAE

Catalyst October 2014

This is an excerpt of Bill Donohue’s article that was published last month online. Please see Father MacRae’s website, www.thesestonewalls.com, for more information. On September 23, 1994, Father Gordon MacRae was shackled and led out of Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene, New Hampshire. He had been convicted by a jury of sexual assaults... [Read more...]

KUDOS TO BISHOP JARRELL

Catalyst October 2014

Bill Donohue was recently invited by The Daily Advertiser to write an op-ed on August 23 in defense of Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell’s decision not to publish the names of 15 priests who were accused of abuse prior to 1984: Kudos to Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell for not publishing the names of priests accused of a sexual offense. His decision... [Read more...]

JUST WAR DOCTRINE

Catalyst October 2014

Several pages in Catalyst address the controversy in the Middle East where a horrific genocide is being committed against Christians by a terrorist group known as ISIS. A handful of prominent Catholic officials have condemned what the terrorist group is doing, and advocated for military action. Some of their strongest statements are featured here. There... [Read more...]

CHURCH OFFICIALS ON USE OF FORCE

Catalyst October 2014

Pope Francis •   “In these cases where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say this:  it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor.  I underline the verb ‘stop.’  I do not say bomb, make war, I say stop by some means.” •   “I renew my appeal to all men and women who have political responsibilities [that] they... [Read more...]

WE STAND WITH ARCHBISHOP NIENSTEDT

Catalyst September 2014

St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt is the target of a well organized attack by some very vindictive people. As my special report makes clear (see Special Reports), he is not the only bishop drawing fire these days; bishops from the Mid-West are particularly open to assault. We cannot allow a small but determined band of activists and... [Read more...]

NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Catalyst September 2014

Marc M. Mullen, Esq. has been appointed the Catholic League’s new director of communications. Marc has been a practicing attorney in New York since 2003. He comes to us from the firm of Kwiatkowski & Kwiatkowski, LLP. He is a graduate of Iona College and Touro Law Center. Active in his Floral Park, Long Island parish, Our Lady of Victory,... [Read more...]

OBAMA REJECTS RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION

Catalyst September 2014

For 20 years, Congress failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), suggesting that the legislation must be burdened with more than just a few controversial features. President Clinton and President Bush respected the right of the legislature not to pass the bill, but President Obama is different: he said he signed it because the bill... [Read more...]

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