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CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS vs. BILL DONOHUE

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 23, 2000, Bill Donohue and Christopher Hitchens squared off in a fiery debate at New York's Union League Club. Much of the debate centered on Mother Teresa. The following is an excerpt from a play by professor Remi Dubuque; it is based on the evening's debate. Mother Teresa's upcoming canonization, and Donohue's new book [...]

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HOW THE VICTIMS’ LOBBY LOST

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following timeline shows how the Catholic League helped to defeat New York's unjust bill on sexual abuse: On March 28, Assemblywoman Margaret Markey wrote an op ed in the Daily News touting her bill, while making no mention of the public schools. On March 30, Sen. Brad Hoylman, in an op ed, called for "every [...]

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PROBE OF MARGARET MARKEY REQUESTED

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue recently called for a formal investigation of New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey. Her defamation of Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio warrants a probe as to whether she has violated New York State's ethics laws. Below is a copy of Donohue's request. June 8, 2016 Hon. Charles D. Lavine New York State Assembly Legislative Office [...]

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CHRISTIANS BLAMED FOR MUSLIM MURDERS

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was recently published by CNSNews.com. The man responsible for the Orlando killings, we’re told, was a devout Muslim who attended a mosque several times a week, brought a prayer rug to work, pledged his allegiance to ISIS, cheered the 9/11 massacre, traveled to Saudi Arabia, and was raised by his [...]

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MARKEY ISN’T ONLY VICTIMS’ LOBBY LIAR

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The plight of those who have been sexually abused, especially minors, is a condition eminently worthy of our compassion. Unfortunately, many of those who have professionally taken up the cause of these victims are dishonest activists who are not above lying to advance their interests. Recently, NY Assemblywoman Margaret Markey lied about Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, [...]

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PA CATHOLIC LAWMAKERS CRY FOUL

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

They are crying foul. What is really foul is the basis of the complaint made by Pennsylvania Catholic lawmakers: they are upset that priests are calling them out for working against their own religion. In Pennsylvania, as in virtually all states, if a bill to lift the statute of limitations on offenses involving the sexual abuse [...]

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.01% OF CLERGY ARE ABUSERS

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the 2015 Annual Report on clergy sexual abuse was released by the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, there were seven substantiated allegations against clergy for the sexual abuse of minors that were made by current minors. Given that the data covered [...]

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POPE’S REMARKS ABOUT GAYS DISTORTED

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Pope Francis made some remarks about gays while he was aboard the papal plane from Armenia to Rome. The following media outlets reported, either in the headline or in the story, that the pope recently said the Catholic Church owes gays an apology: New York Times, AP, Washington Post, ABC News, CNN, USA Today, New [...]

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REACTION TO TERRORISTS VARIES BY RELIGION

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It took three stories in the New York Times on Muslim killer Omar Mateen before he was identified as a Muslim. When Robert Dear killed three persons in a Planned Parenthood clinic last year, the first word in the New York Times headline was "Religion"; the reader quickly learned that Dear was Christian. Thomas Sowell correctly [...]

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POOL HOURS FOR (JEWISH) WOMEN ARE FAIR

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Since the 1990s, a public swimming pool in an Hasidic community in Brooklyn has set aside a number of hours per week to allow women-only sessions. Recently, after one person complained, New York's Commission on Human Rights told the Parks Department that the policy was illegal. The policy was quickly reinstated after Assemblyman Dov Hikind protested; [...]

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