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SETH MEYERS TRASHES EUCHARIST

Catalyst December Issue 2014

During a recent edition of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC, the late night host made the following statement in a monologue: “A church in Seattle has filed a lawsuit claiming that the legal marijuana retailer next door is too close to a church,” Meyers said. “‘It’s causing some problems,’ said the... [Read more...]

FOX TV’S “MULANEY” GETS RAUNCHY

Catalyst December Issue 2014

“Mulaney,” is a Fox TV show starring comedian John Mulaney that mimicks Seinfeld and offers typical sit-com fare blended with occasional stand-up appearances. But unlike Seinfeld, who managed to be funny without taking cheap shots at Catholicism, Mulaney can’t pull it off without getting raunchy. He also fails to entertain. The story... [Read more...]

SUPPORT GIVEN TO AMISH MOVEMENT

Catalyst December Issue 2014

Bill Donohue was recently asked by the Respect Amish movement, a grassroots effort in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to have the Catholic League join its cause; the goal is to stop religious discrimination and bigotry directed by “reality TV” at Amish culture. We were happy to lend our support, lining up with the Diocese of Harrisburg. By... [Read more...]

CHRISTIANS VICTIMIZED ABROAD AND AT HOME

Catalyst December Issue 2014

A couple of weeks ago, the 2014 Report on “Religious Freedom in the World” was published by Aid to the Church in Need, a Pontifical Foundation entity. Aid to the Church in Need monitors religious liberty around the world. Its latest report covered the period October 2012 to June 2014. It concluded that of the world’s 196 countries,... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD BILLBOARD

Catalyst December Issue 2014

This billboard [click here] will be located in Los Angeles on Pico Boulevard, west of Fairfax Avenue. It will be on display December 1 – December 28.  Read More →

HOLY SEE REPLIES TO U.N. COMMITTEE

Catalyst November Issue 2014

Recently, the Holy See replied to a report issued earlier this year by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Holy See took this U.N. committee to task on three levels: the international body does not understand the reach of the Holy See’s authority; it unjustly involved itself in canon law; and it advanced positions on parental... [Read more...]

COMMON CORE’S STRONG ARM TACTICS

Catalyst November Issue 2014

The implementation of Common Core in New York State, one of the first states to adopt it, is an abject failure: academic achievement is regressing. Whatever merits it may have, its most vociferous proponents are out of line when they try to strong-arm Catholic schools into accepting it. The Council for a Strong America (CSA) is pressuring Catholic educators... [Read more...]

FLORIDA HACK ATTACKS CATHOLIC JUDGE

Catalyst November Issue 2014

Kathleen Oropeza is the president of Fund Education Now, a Florida activist group that is anti-school voucher, anti-charter schools, anti-testing, and pro-union. Her outfit has filed a lawsuit contending that the state constitution mandates “high quality” public education, and that funds distributed to other schools deprive public schools... [Read more...]

SYNOD ENDS ON BALANCED NOTE

Catalyst November Issue 2014

The Synod of Bishops ended their two weeks of discussion affirming Church teachings on marriage and the family. The bishops also held out the prospect of making some changes when the Synod convenes again next October. The pope will then offer his own thoughts on the subject. The final report, which was released on October 18, differed from the interim... [Read more...]

CONFESSION CASE ON APPEAL

Catalyst November Issue 2014

The Catholic League, along with many other Catholic organizations, has joined the amicus curiae brief prepared by Catholic Action for Faith and Family that seeks to protect the seal of Confession. The case could reach the U.S. Supreme Court. The State Supreme Court of Louisiana ruled in July that Father Jeff Bayhi may be compelled to testify whether... [Read more...]

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