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SACRAMENTO LAWMAKERS BASH SAN FRANCISCO ARCHDIOCESE

Catalyst April Issue 2015

The following letter was sent by Bill Donohue to Sacramento lawmakers on February 24: Assemblyman Roger Hernández Chairman, Assembly Labor and Employment Committee 1020 N Street, Room 155 Sacramento, CA 95814 Assemblyman Mark Stone Chairman, Assembly Judiciary Committee 1020 N Street, Room 104 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Assemblymen Hernández and Stone: On... [Read more...]

SAN FRANCISCO LAWMAKERS BASH ARCHDIOCESE

Catalyst April Issue 2015

The following letter was sent by Bill Donohue to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on March 4: Supervisor Mark Farrell Board of Supervisors City Hall San Francisco, CA 94102-4689 Dear Supervisor Farrell: Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by you, on the rights of teachers and administrators who work... [Read more...]

CHALLENGING THE NEW YORK TIMES

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Like it or not, no newspaper in the United States has more influence on our nation’s elites than the New York Times. And no one has consistently challenged its editorial positions with greater authority than Rev. Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton. Fortunately, this Long Island priest has collected more than 300 of his letters-to-the-editor, many of which... [Read more...]

COMEDY CENTRAL GETS FILTHY AGAIN

Catalyst April Issue 2015

During the February 21 episode of Comedy Central’s show, “Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson Back of the Bus Funny,” comedian Keith Robinson introduced his tirade by stating how easily offended people have become these days to what others say. “Even criminals have the nerve to be sensitive about what the hell you say to them.... [Read more...]

THE FILTHY LENS OF GARRY WILLS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

In his 2006 address at Regensburg University, Pope Benedict XVI described how Islam was perceived as “evil and inhuman” by a 14th-century Christian emperor who was under siege by Muslims. The central point of the pope’s address was to call attention to what happens when faith is uncoupled from reason, and vice versa. As if to prove... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS FETUS IS HUMAN

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Janet Maslin has been reviewing movies and books for the New York Times for several decades, and up until now she has faithfully toed the newspaper’s line on abortion. In her 2009 review of The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe, a book about Chinese immigrants smuggled into the U.S., Maslin referred to the book’s commentary on China’s... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES CRITIQUES CARDINAL EGAN

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Unlike the rest of the New York media, which treated Cardinal Edward M. Egan with respect, the New York Times took advantage of the late New York Archbishop’s passing to write a statement that read more like an editorial than an obituary. The Times wasted no time telling its readers what it thought of the late archbishop. In the first sentence of... [Read more...]

KANSAS BILL PROTECTS CAMPUS RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Kansas Senate Bill 175, which was introduced in February and was the subject of hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 9, would protect religious organizations on the campus of public universities from being subverted by their enemies. For many years, Catholic and Christian groups on colleges across the nation have been pressured to admit... [Read more...]

SPITTING ON JESUS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

After the fourth episode of this season’s Netflix program, “House of Cards” aired, Bill Donohue asked those who receive our news releases to contact Jonathan Friedland, VP, Corporate Communications at Netflix, and ask him to explain why the character who plays the president of the United States, Frank Underwood, found it necessary... [Read more...]

OBAMA PANDERS TO MUSLIM AMERICANS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

It is important to reassure Muslim Americans that they are not the enemy. Indeed, they should be as welcome here as any immigrant group. But there is no need to pander to them. In his remarks at the end of the “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” President Obama said, “Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our... [Read more...]

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