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NEW YORK STATE ABUSE BILL: OUR EFFORT PAYS OFF

Catalyst May Issue 2016

In mid-April, two New York state senators announced that they will introduce legislation to eliminate the statute of limitations for sexual abuse crimes against minors—in public as well as private institutions. The announcement followed a determined effort by the Catholic League to insist that any such legislation must end the special protections... [Read more...]

NY TIMES ABUSE STORY OMITS KEY FACTS

Catalyst May Issue 2016

On the front page of a recent edition of the New York Times there was a story about priestly sexual abuse that occurred “long ago” in a western Pennsylvania diocese. The story’s omissions were glaring. Here are some of them: Readers never learn what “long ago” means. In fact, the cases of alleged abuse extend back to World... [Read more...]

HBO SPINS “MAPPLETHORPE”

Catalyst May Issue 2016

HBO recently aired a documentary called “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures.” Robert Mapplethorpe was a homosexual who lived a reckless life; he died in 1989 at the age of 42. He was also known for his tortured relationship with the Catholic Church. But no one would know this from watching the HBO celebration of him. “I think the way... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY EXPLODES AT COMEDY CENTRAL

Catalyst May Issue 2016

On five occasions over a period of just three days, five different television shows on Comedy Central went on a tear bashing Catholicism. A clip was shown of a priest greeting children, shaking their heads. Tosh implied that the priest was overcompensating, as if to say, “look at me not fondling these children!” (“Tosh.0,” 3/15) Comedian... [Read more...]

CRUDE COMEDIAN ON “CONAN”

Catalyst May Issue 2016

We never heard of comedian Emily Galati, and that may explain why she crossed the line recently on “Conan”—she is getting desperate. Her solo performance, fortunately, had no interaction with the host. Galati’s monologue centered on birth control and Christians. “I’m not that into Jesus if you haven’t been able... [Read more...]

SPIKE IN BIBLE BANNING

Catalyst May Issue 2016

There was a time when religious groups sought to ban obscene books from public libraries, but these days it is militant secularists who are seeking to ban the Bible. Here are four examples. What makes this special is that they all occurred during the same week. A host of activist groups contacted the Department of Veterans Affairs asking it to put... [Read more...]

“THE REAL O’NEALS” WILL DIE

Catalyst April Issue 2016

“The Real O’Neals,” based on the life of a foul-mouthed, raging anti-Catholic bigot, Dan Savage, is blackening up Disney’s Snow White image and tarnishing the reputation of its ABC network as well. Now the corporate boys and girls have a new problem: the show’s ratings. During the March 8 episode of “The Real O’Neals”... [Read more...]

PREVIEWS OF “THE REAL O’NEALS” BOMB

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Bill Donohue comments on the preview episodes of “The Real O’Neals,” which aired last night: “The Real O’Neals,” Disney-ABC’s portrayal of an Irish-Catholic family that was inspired by anti-Catholic bigot Dan Savage, kicked off with two previews last night; it officially debuted March 8. While more sophomoric... [Read more...]

IRISH CENTRAL DEFENDS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Anyone who is vaguely familiar with Irish Central knows it is a pro-Irish, anti-Catholic, website. It regularly trashes the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality, and is the leading force seeking to rip the Catholic roots from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It recently defended anti-Catholicism. Dan Savage is a raging anti-Catholic bigot,... [Read more...]

POPE, TRUMP, AND IMMIGRATION

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Recently, Bill Donohue commented on how the media liked to ask Donald Trump to opine about the pope’s position on immigration, but no one wanted to ask Hillary Clinton about the pope’s position on abortion. Soon after, the pope was asked about Trump’s position on immigration. The pope made headlines everywhere for saying, “Trump... [Read more...]

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