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TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Almost a year has passed since the Supreme Court instructed President Obama's Justice Depart-ment to work with the plaintiffs in reaching reconciliation on the Health and Human Services mandate. Recently, the Justice Department under President Trump asked the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for another 60 days to reach a settlement. Trump officials say the delay [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CASE BEFORE HIGH COURT

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward: when it comes to the disbursement of public funds for a secular purpose, can a state treat a religious entity in a manner that is different from a non-sectarian institution? Trinity Lutheran Church in Columbia, Missouri [...]

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“REAL O’NEALS” GETS THE AX

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Bill Donohue wrote a news release stating, "Disney/ABC won't come right out and say it, so I will: The obituary for 'The Real O'Neals' has been written and will soon be announced." Now it's official—the show is dead. If Disney/ABC had any integrity they would have axed the script once it was submitted. Our problem [...]

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KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her Kimoji Instagram page, Kardashian presented an image of herself as the Virgin Mary; she was promoting merchandise. The animated image then blurred into a colorful, psychedelic [...]

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CHRIS HARDWICK NEEDS REHAB AGAIN

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The April 28 edition of "@Midnight with Chris Hardwick" featured a comedian no one ever heard of, Jo Koy. He showed his brilliance by making a gratuitous remark about a priest who "put his hands up my ass." On the April 19th edition, Hardwick said if "you get fired for a raft of sexual harassment charges, [...]

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DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his pro-life convictions. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent, has taken the high road, prudently saying that although he favors abortion rights, there should be room for Mello [...]

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TONY ALAMO IS DEAD

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Tony Alamo was a pedophile, a child porn king, a pathological liar, a tyrant, an abusive misogynist, a tax cheat, and a rabid anti-Catholic. He died in a North Carolina federal prison last week. Most of his marriages were not recognized by law, but that didn't stop him from claiming five wives at the same time, [...]

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POPE-TRUMP FEUD PURE HYPE

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Prior to the meeting of Pope Francis and President Trump, the spin masters in the mainstream media were in high gear promoting the message that there is a real divide between the two men. There is no denying that on climate change, refugees, and immigration, there are differences between Pope Francis and President Trump. Regarding climate [...]

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OPPOSING ABORTION IS NOT ENOUGH

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:36+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Abortion is the intentional killing of innocent human beings, and as such, opposition to it commands that we acknowledge this verity as the principal basis of our position. No one knows this better than Amherst scholar Hadley Arkes. He articulates the right legal objections to abortion better than anyone, and that is because he does not [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHING IN IRELAND PEAKS

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:37+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Finally, Catholic bashing in Ireland may have peaked: a pushback is evident. Leading the charge is Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. He is not counseling Catholics not to admit real instances of wrongdoing, only that the assaults on the Church have gone too far. He noted that embedded in the culture is a relentless drumming up of [...]

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