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U.N. REFUSES TO PUNISH SEX OFFENDERS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

At the end of May, Bill Donohue wrote a letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the refusal of the United Nations to punish sexual abuse committed by its peacekeeping missions. He wants the U.N. to either implement its “zero tolerance” policy, adopted in 2004, or to stop all proceedings against the Holy See on this issue. Below is... [Read more...]

NBC NOW DEMANDS SECRECY

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

NBC has its chief news anchor Brian Williams go rogue, and instead of commissioning an independent investigation, it decided to do an in-house probe. Just as bad, it is keeping the report secret. Now consider its reporting on the Catholic Church. On 5-18-11, it reported that an independent investigation of the Church’s priest abuse scandal was... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC POLITICIANS AND THE CHURCH

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

The media are awash with stories on the tension between Catholic GOP presidential candidates and their fidelity to Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment. It is a story worth exploring. But an even juicier story is the decades-long rejection of papal authority by Catholic Democrats in Washington on issues such as abortion. In recent years,... [Read more...]

RUBIO: CATECHISM MAY BE BRANDED “HATE SPEECH”

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

A couple of weeks ago, Sen. Marco Rubio told Rev. Pat Robertson that anyone who supports traditional marriage is being labeled “a homophobe and a hater.” He said “the next step is to argue that the teachings of mainstream Christianity, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is hate speech….” Rubio did not exaggerate. As... [Read more...]

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHRISTIANS IS REAL

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

A few weeks ago the Public Religion Research Institute released a religion news survey. Are Christians discriminated against in a nation that is over 70 percent Christian? The public seems to think so. Here is the question posed to respondents: “In America today, discrimination against Christians has become as big a problem as discrimination against... [Read more...]

FEMINISTS WAGE “WAR ON WOMEN”

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

Recently, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law that protects women’s health. The federal appeals panel ruled that it was a “legitimate purpose” of the Texas law “to provide the highest quality of care to women seeking abortions and to protect the health and welfare of women seeking abortions.” This ruling... [Read more...]

MEDIA DISTORT BUSH’S UNWED MOM REMARK

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

The following media outlets have inaccurately reported a comment made by Jeb Bush in his 1995 book, Profiles in Character: Huffington Post; Gawker; USA Today; Buzzfeed; Black Business Now; U.S. News and World Report; Opposing Views; Ring of Fire; Perez Hilton; Addicting Info; Wonkette; Daily Kos; Occupy Democrats; Daily Beast; Salon; CNN News. The meme... [Read more...]

GUESS WHO’S NOW ATTACKING THE DUGGARS?

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

Sarah Palin, and her daughter Bristol, have rightly slammed the mainstream media for bashing the Duggars as hypocrites while continuing to laud Lena Dunham, the celebrity who sexually molested her own sister. But it’s not just the secular media that are guilty of rank duplicity—it’s hit the Catholic media. Recently on the front page of... [Read more...]

GLAMORIZING BRUCE JENNER IS RISKY

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

The following article written by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on June 3, 2015. Only a cruel person would wish Bruce Jenner ill-will now that he has morphed into Caitlyn Jenner. Hopefully, he is now at peace with himself. Assuming he is, what are the chances he will stay that way? Regrettably, they are not good. Worse, the glamorization of his... [Read more...]

POPE FRANCIS AND BRUCE JENNER

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015

Pope Francis did not comment on Bruce Jenner’s transformation, but we are not without clues as to what he may have thought. The pope, like his two predecessors, has spoken directly and quite strongly about the intellectual hollowness of gender theory and gender ideology. These popular strains in post-modernist thought discount, if not deny, the role... [Read more...]

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