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LEFT-WING WAR ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catalyst May Issue 2016

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is waging war on religious liberty. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits the Obama administration against non-profit groups, mostly Catholic, which object to the Health and Human Services mandate. This provision would force religious non-profits to be complicit... [Read more...]

GEORGIA GOV. BOWS TO ELITES

Catalyst May Issue 2016

Recently, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal decided to veto a religious liberty bill. Soon after, Bill Donohue wrote a Newsmax article on how the left-wing establishment, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the corporate establishment, led by Georgia Prospers, were independently working to crush the Georgia equivalent of the federal... [Read more...]

ACLU LAWSUIT TOSSED

Catalyst May Issue 2016

The American Civil Liberties Union has been on a tear against the religious liberty of Catholic health care facilities. In a well-greased, coordinated campaign, the ACLU has made it a top priority to force Catholic hospitals to provide “services,” like abortion and sterilization, that violate Catholic moral teaching. But their efforts keep... [Read more...]

ESTABLISHMENT VS. RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

Catalyst May Issue 2016

The following article written by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on March 24. The two Democrats running for president are rarely asked to address religious liberty issues, and that is because everyone knows that neither Hillary Clinton nor Sen. Bernie Sanders places much of a premium on such matters. The three Republican candidates are more likely... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY AND BOMBS MARK EASTER

Catalyst May Issue 2016

On Holy Thursday, an episode of “Rachel Dratch’s Late Night Snack” on TruTV featured an exchange between two girls about sex. “What does that mean? Do you mean the first time I had vaginal intercourse?” To which it was said, “Yeah. Okay. That’s such a Catholic girl question. Yeah. It’s a vagina.”... [Read more...]

ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL INVADED

Catalyst May Issue 2016

Six young people invaded the noon Mass on Easter Sunday. With a bullhorn in hand, a 23-year-old North Carolina teacher screamed, “Only the devil” could create “animals capable of love and joy just so humans can make them suffer and die.” Many in the congregation thought that the camera that was strapped to his chest was a bomb. Others... [Read more...]

VANDALS STRIKE ON BOTH COASTS

Catalyst May Issue 2016

Vandalism against Catholic icons marked the Easter season in New England, while in California the severed head of a statue of St. Junípero Serra that had been missing since October was found. Just days after Easter, Father Frank Silva of St. Margaret’s Church in Burlington, Vermont found a statue of the Blessed Mother on church grounds that had... [Read more...]

ABORTION CONFOUNDS HILLARY

Catalyst May Issue 2016

When Hillary Clinton was recently a guest on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” she said the following about abortion: “Under Roe v. Wade, as you know,” “there is room for reasonable kinds of restrictions after a certain point in time.” She did not say why she has never found a restriction she could support, including... [Read more...]

BISHOPS PUSH FOR CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

Catalyst May Issue 2016

Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori, who head the pro-life and religious liberty committees of the bishops’ conference, respectively, recently urged congressmen to support the Conscience Protection Act of 2016. The Act is necessary to protect the rights of healthcare workers and providers from being pressured into servicing an abortion.... [Read more...]

POPE PROVES FLEXIBLE WITHIN LIMITS

Catalyst May Issue 2016

The following article written by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on April 8. Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of Love,” does not change a single teaching of the Catholic Church, but he does call on Catholics to be more understanding of the irregular family unions that so many find themselves in these days. The Holy... [Read more...]

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