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PELOSI’S UNMITIGATED ARROGANCE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Rep. Nancy Pelosi does not simply reject the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage, abortion, and contraception—she is a rabid foe of the Church’s positions. Recently, she went beyond her usual stance by lecturing her archbishop on the folly of marriage, properly understood. On June 19, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone spoke... [Read more...]

KUDOS TO ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

A motley group of public officials, community activists, religious leaders, and gay advocates are upset that Archbishop Cordileone supports marriage, properly understood.  It is a striking sociological moment when elites stage a protest of an archbishop in the Roman Catholic Church simply because he believes—as the whole world has believed for thousands... [Read more...]

MEDIA SMEAR ARCHBISHOP CARLSON

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

On June 9, attorney Jeff Anderson released video clips from a May 23 deposition transcript of St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson. It was vintage Anderson: he misrepresented the truth. The media and editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch followed his lead. The Post-Dispatch editorial said the following: “Mr. Anderson asked the archbishop... [Read more...]

COMMONWEAL INDICTS ARCHBISHOP CARLSON

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

It was pathetic to read how Commonweal, home to Catholic dissidents, was straining to put the worst possible face on St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson’s exchange with Jeffrey Anderson. Every objective observer who has ever tracked Anderson knows that this lawyer has a pathological hatred of the Catholic Church. So when he locks horns with an... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP CARLSON HAS BEEN FRAMED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

According to attorney Jeffrey Anderson, Commonweal, and other media outlets, the transcript of the exchange between Anderson and Archbishop Carlson revealed that the archbishop did not know it was a crime for an adult to have sex with a child. They are all wrong. Prior to the controversial exchange (which began with a question regarding mandatory reporting... [Read more...]

VATICAN WEBSITE CENSORED BY SCHOOL

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, allegedly implemented a firewall blocking some websites that it deemed as “politically oriented.” Among those blocked was the Vatican’s website. Also blocked were the websites of the National Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Christianity.com, and many others. Websites that were... [Read more...]

CENSORING VATICAN WEBSITE CANNOT STAND

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Jody Ian Goeler, who is the Superintendent of Schools for Regional School District 14 in Connecticut, was forced to respond to accusations that the Vatican website was blocked in district schools because it promotes “hate speech.” In the letter that Donohue issued to Superintendent Goeler, he asked Goeler to “please identify examples... [Read more...]

SCHOOL THAT BLOCKED WEBSITES FAILS AGAIN

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

The School Board for District 14 in Connecticut issued a statement explaining why student access to the Vatican’s website was blocked, as well as those deemed to be conservative. This situation went from bad to worse. The Board of Ed told us that no one deliberately decided to block the websites. After consulting with the filtering service provider,... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AFFIRMED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

The June 30 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores is a smashing victory for religious liberty. Though there is reason for joy, Bill Donohue cautions against celebrating too early. Indeed, he advises that more must be done now to ensure our First Amendment rights. Because of the unremitting hostility the Obama administration... [Read more...]

TEEN SEX DATA INCOMPLETE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

The media are trumpeting the Guttmacher Institute’s report showing that teenage pregnancies, births, and abortions have dropped to their lowest level since they peaked in the 1990s. This is good news, but the data is incomplete. The teenage pregnancy rate in the United States is still 5.5 times higher than in Western Europe. Moreover, the report... [Read more...]

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