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SMITHSONIAN REDISCOVERS RELIGION

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Smithsonian has hired its first religious curator since the 1890s. "Peter Manseau was born for the job," says the Washington Post. "The son of a priest and a nun," the story notes, "Manseau was meant to be a scholar making sense of history." For five years, he will oversee new exhibitions on American religious history, [...]

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OBAMA TWICE INSULTS CATHOLICS

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Late night talk-show hosts are known for their edgy comedic routines, and for the most part, they learn not to cross the line. There are two hosts, however, who make it a habit to cross the line, especially when it comes to Catholics: Samantha Bee and Bill Maher. These are the same two foul-mouthed anti-Catholic bigots [...]

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OBAMA’S EDITED REMARKS ON RELIGION

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Not all of the comments made by President Obama in his interview with Bill Maher on November 4 were aired on Maher's HBO show. Fortunately, the ones that were cut are available on YouTube. Here are some statements made by Obama that were not aired: "I think we should foster a culture in which people's private [...]

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MACY’S STONEWALLS CUSTOMERS

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When Macy's fired store detective Javier Chavez for his convictions, not his deeds—he believes men should use the men's room—it displayed an intolerance that is characteristic of totalitarian rulers. Quite simply, thought control is un-American. Our public relations campaign against the corporate giant has triggered an avalanche of complaints against Macy's. The official response by the [...]

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MACY’S SORDID HISTORY: AFRICAN AMERICANS

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In December 2013, Halim Sharif, a club promoter from Mount Vernon, N.Y. filed suit against Macy's, saying he was singled out and detained after buying a $2,400 Louis Vuitton bag. The store's alarm went off as he exited, he said, but it also went off as a half-dozen white customers exited, and they were not stopped. [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES WRONG ON CARDINAL DOLAN

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A recent editorial in the New York Times, "Victims of Priests' Abuse Face a Choice," must be challenged on several counts. Its principal focus is the new initiative by the Archdiocese of New York, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. This program is designed to deal fairly with claims of clergy sexual abuse. The editorial said [...]

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STOP MACY’S THOUGHT POLICE

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Below is a copy of the ad that we placed on the op-ed page of the New York Times on October 11.

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POPE ATTACKED ON GENDER IDEOLOGY

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pope Francis recently drew a familiar distinction between those individuals who were struggling with their sex identity and those who were pushing a radical agenda. He embraced the former while strongly denouncing the latter. The pope's words are subject to translation discrepancies, thus accounting for the following inconsistencies: "Today there is a global war out to [...]

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YAHOO PLAYING GAMES WITH CATHOLICS

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Yahoo News sought to manipulate public opinion by promoting the false notion that Pope Francis is at war with Donald Trump. In doing so, it is playing games with Catholics. Recently, on the homepage of Yahoo there was a news story titled, "Trump Goes to War with the Pope"; it featured a picture of Donald Trump [...]

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EXCUSING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There was a time, not too long ago, when Catholics on the left could be expected to at least feign outrage over anti-Catholicism. But no more. Some find excuses for it, while others cheer it on. Few are principled in their discourse, so thoroughly politicized have they become. Such has been the reaction to the Podesta-Wikileaks [...]

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