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POPE CONDEMNS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Pope Francis recently gave a homily at Mass in the Santa Marta residence, where he condemned anti-Catholicism. Militant secularism at home, and militant Islam abroad, are the two greatest threats to Catholicism today. Speaking of the latter, Pope Francis said, “there are more Christian martyrs today than during the early days of the Church.”... [Read more...]

BOYCOTT GUINNESS, SAM ADAMS, HEINEKEN

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, and Heineken, recently pulled their sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade; the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, has withdrawn its sponsorship of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. None of these companies believe in diversity. No gay person has ever been barred from... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA’S CRITICS

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Catholic University of America recently came under attack again for receiving a donation from the Koch Foundation. In December, Bill Donohue exposed Faith in Public Life, which led the first attack, as a group that is funded by a George Soros foundation, the Open Society Institute. Another left-wing entity, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, was... [Read more...]

CONFLICTED CATHOLICS?

Catalyst April Issue 2014

A recent survey of Catholics conducted by the Pew Research Center highlighted the difference between practicing and non-practicing Catholics. It also tapped into the extent to which Catholics appear to be conflicted on moral issues. On questions regarding birth control, married priests, women priests, and same-sex marriages, the average approval difference... [Read more...]

CPAC IS A DISGRACE

Catalyst April Issue 2014

The American Conservative Union (ACU), which is the host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) extended an invitation to American Atheists for this year’s CPAC Conference, but they eventually decided to rescind this decision. It took Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, to set off the alarms at CPAC. But it was... [Read more...]

POLITICIZING THE ST. PAT’S PARADE

Catalyst April Issue 2014

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on March 12: On June 19, 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade was a privately run operation that could write its own rules for participation. Writing for the high court, Justice David Souter noted that gays and lesbians had never been... [Read more...]

LIBERAL CATHOLICS FAULT THE POPE

Catalyst April Issue 2014

On the website of the liberal Catholic outlet, Commonweal, Mollie Wilson O’Reilly accused Pope Francis of ignoring the problem of priestly sexual abuse. According to her, “he [the pope] has said and done little about the scandal itself”; and she maintains that “things haven’t been fixed.” Similarly, Father Thomas... [Read more...]

“VICTIMS’ GROUPS” CONDEMN POPE

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Almost everyone loves Pope Francis, but not among his admirers are two groups known as SNAP and Bishop-Accountabity.org, two of the most hate-filled activist outlets in the nation. SNAP has condemned the pope for doing “nothing—literally nothing—that protects a single child, exposes a single predator or prevents a single cover up.” Not... [Read more...]

PBS’ 48th HIT ON CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catalyst April Issue 2014

“Secrets of the Vatican,” a 90 minute “Frontline” presentation,  marked the 48th time that PBS addressed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Though this problem is practically non-existent in the Catholic community these days, and is rampant in the public schools, as well as in the Orthodox Jewish community, PBS has devoted... [Read more...]

MORE LIES ABOUT “PHILOMENA”

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Although the movie “Philomena” received four Oscar nominations, it did not win a single award. The film was shut out despite the fact that numerous lies were spread about it. The New York Times said it was a contender because one of its “advantages” was “its backing by the Weinstein Company, which even orchestrated an audience... [Read more...]

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