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CHELSEA HANDLER BASHES GAYS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Chelsea Handler and guest Ryan Stout attacked homosexual priests during the June 4 edition of “Chelsea Lately” on the E! network. The occasion was Pope Francis’ recent statement advising young married couples not to see cats and dogs as an adequate substitute for children. Chelsea responded, “Yeah, that’s the point! And... [Read more...]

MEDIA PASSIONATE ABOUT ANTI-CATHOLIC BIAS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on May 29: Every demographic group can cite instances of media bias against them, but no group is more unfairly covered, on a consistent basis, than Catholics. Here are three examples drawn from news stories published on May 29. Whenever a Catholic does something good, such as a police officer... [Read more...]

HAWAII GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Much to our disappointment, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a law that extends by two years the statute of limitations on the sexual abuse of minors. Nominally, it applies to both the private and public sectors, but everyone knows who the lawyers are gunning for.  Read More →

U.N. REPORT ON HOLY SEE ISSUED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

The U.N. Committee Against Torture’s report on the Holy See was released a couple of weeks ago. For the most part, there is nothing in this report that merits criticism, though two matters must be addressed: there is a glaring inconsistency between the way the hearings were held and the concluding observations by this committee; and calls for... [Read more...]

JOAN RIVERS’ FILTHY HIT ON THE POPE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

There was a time when Joan Rivers delighted audiences with her humor, but that was a long time ago. Now her filthy antics make even her panelists recoil in embarrassment. That’s what happened on E! during her May 30 episode of “Fashion Police.” The occasion for Rivers’ vulgarity was a picture of singer Solange Knowles (Beyonce’s... [Read more...]

POPE’S TRIP ENDS WITH MEDIA CIRCUS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Pope Francis spent three historic days in the Middle East trying to bring Christians, Jews, and Muslims together, and on the plane ride home he fielded 11 questions on nine issues. Two dealt with his trip: there was one question on Jewish-Muslim relations, and one on the status of Jerusalem. But there were three on sexual issues: priestly sexual abuse,... [Read more...]

ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH REJECTED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

A recent decision by the Supreme Court resulted in striking down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot buffer zone near clinics for those protesting abortion. The ruling, McCullen v. Coakley, did not address the morality or the legality of abortion, which is why this case, which was wholly about free speech, should have been a slam dunk decision... [Read more...]

TEACHER MAKES VULGAR, BIGOTED “JOKE”

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

Bill Donohue sent the following letter to Mr. Jeff Vaughn, Principal, Bellingham High School in Bellingham, Washington about one of his teachers, Teri Grimes: As president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, it is my responsibility to fight anti-Catholicism in all of its manifestations. An incident happened recently at... [Read more...]

NEW SCHOOL RELIGION LAW IN NORTH CAROLINA

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

In mid-June, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a bill that protects the religious liberty rights of teachers, school personnel, and students. It passed 106-9 in the House, and by a margin of 48-1 in the Senate. Religious freedom, including voluntary student-led prayer, is now secured. Unfortunately, radical secularists continue to... [Read more...]

AP’S “MASS GRAVE” RETRACTION

Catalyst July/August Issue 2014

On June 23, the Associated Press issued its second retraction on the “mass grave” hoax. Below is an excerpt. Revelations this month that nuns had buried nearly 800 infants and young children in unmarked graves at an Irish orphanage during the last century caused stark headlines and stirred strong emotions and calls for investigation. Since... [Read more...]

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