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VALENTINE’S DAY CRACKUP

Catalyst March Issue 2014

The two greatest threats to liberty and Catholicism, stem from militant secularism at home and militant Islam abroad. Both strains of extremism were on display this past St. Valentine’s Day. Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards celebrated St. Valentine’s Day by tweeting a video saying women need “safe + legal abortion.” Muslims... [Read more...]

U.N. PANEL PROBES HOLY SEE

Catalyst March Issue 2014

The United Nation’s Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child recently held a hearing on the Holy See’s handling of sexual abuse. The U.N. Committee that was charged with probing the Holy See’s response to the sexual abuse of minors is composed of 18 “independent experts,” from as many nations. Some of the... [Read more...]

SARAH SILVERMAN EXPLOITS JESUS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

A couple of weeks ago, an offensive video was posted on YouTube by Sarah Silverman. Silverman is a champion of abortion rights, but that hardly makes her a bigot. What makes her an anti-Christian bigot is her video that featured her talking to a Jesus character about abortion. The language she used was so vulgar—she ended with the “c”... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA’S CRITICS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Catholic University of America 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 spearheading... [Read more...]

DE BLASIO BOYCOTTS ST. PAT’S PARADE

Catalyst March Issue 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that he has decided not to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Not since David Dinkins decided not to march in 1993 has a mayor refused to do so. Bill Donohue was delighted: He leads the Catholic League contingent every year, and does not want to march with a public official... [Read more...]

LYING FOR CUOMO

Catalyst March Issue 2014

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s spokesman recently responded to criticism over Gov. Cuomo’s statement about “extreme conservatives.” Gov. Cuomo has continued to give legs to the controversy over a remark he made a short time ago on the radio. Instead of apologizing, he has dug himself in deeper. In the radio interview, Cuomo... [Read more...]

DE BLASIO DEFENDS CUOMO’S RANT

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Recently, Gov. Cuomo railed against what he called “extreme conservatives” who are “pro-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay.” He said such persons “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Soon after Cuomo’s offensive remarks, NYC Mayor de Blasio said he agreed with... [Read more...]

POPE STEPS LEFT AND RIGHT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on November 27: Pope Francis has an uncanny ability to excite the passions of the left and the right; he has done so again in his apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel.” The pope begins by outlining his principal interest, evangelization, calling on us to avoid being... [Read more...]

HHS MANDATE QUESTIONED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

On New Year’s Eve, just hours before the Health and Human Services mandate went into effect, forcing Catholic entities to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization in their health plans, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor halted the edict until the Obama administration responded to her order. Archbishop Joseph E.... [Read more...]

CANCEL BILL MAHER

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Special Note to Members by Bill Donohue There is no bigger anti-Catholic bigot in the entertainment industry than Bill Maher. We have detailed some of his assaults branding all priests as child rapists going back to the 1990s (please go to our website to read our report). The final straw came on November 22 when he invited another raving anti-Catholic... [Read more...]

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