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ATHEISTS SUE U.S. HOUSE CHAPLAIN

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Thursday, May 5, was America's annual National Day of Prayer. So of course the anti-prayer Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) chose that day to sue the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. FFRF president Dan Barker was upset that House chaplain Father Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit priest, declined to invite him to deliver a non-prayer [...]

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MEDIA FLOAT NEGATIVE PIECE ON CHURCH

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Bill Donohue saw an article on a British website, The Conversation, that was critical of the Church. Initially he did not respond, but decided to after learning it was picked up by Newsweek and was posted on the front page of Yahoo. The author, Brendan Canavan, teaches marketing in England. He sought to account for [...]

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SPARKS EVIDENT AT FERTILIZATION

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A new study was recently conducted by researchers at Northwestern University on what happens at conception. The results of this study, published in Scientific Reports, are encouraging, but they are also cause for concern. The researchers found that the moment the sperm and egg meet, they give off a bright flash of light. The microscopic zinc [...]

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INTIMIDATING RELIGIOUS COLLEGES

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The assault on religious liberty, in the name of LGBT rights, is at the heart of a bill recently introduced by Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts. She wants to force all religious institutions of higher education to post on their website, and at a prominent place on their campus, statements granting them an exemption from Title [...]

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TRUMP TAPS INTO MASS DISTRUST

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on April 22. No one who has ever run for president has generated more opposition, from both his own party and the media, than Donald Trump. Yet they have all failed to stop him. The Republican elite lined up to promote Jeb Bush, and when Trump [...]

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LEFT-WING WAR ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is waging war on religious liberty. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits the Obama administration against non-profit groups, mostly Catholic, which object to the Health and Human Services mandate. This provision would force religious non-profits to be complicit in support of [...]

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GEORGIA GOV. BOWS TO ELITES

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal decided to veto a religious liberty bill. Soon after, Bill Donohue wrote a Newsmax article on how the left-wing establishment, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the corporate establishment, led by Georgia Prospers, were independently working to crush the Georgia equivalent of the federal Religious Freedom [...]

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ACLU LAWSUIT TOSSED

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The American Civil Liberties Union has been on a tear against the religious liberty of Catholic health care facilities. In a well-greased, coordinated campaign, the ACLU has made it a top priority to force Catholic hospitals to provide "services," like abortion and sterilization, that violate Catholic moral teaching. But their efforts keep getting slapped down by [...]

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ESTABLISHMENT VS. RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The following article written by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on March 24. The two Democrats running for president are rarely asked to address religious liberty issues, and that is because everyone knows that neither Hillary Clinton nor Sen. Bernie Sanders places much of a premium on such matters. The three Republican candidates are more [...]

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BIGOTRY AND BOMBS MARK EASTER

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On Holy Thursday, an episode of "Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack" on TruTV featured an exchange between two girls about sex. "What does that mean? Do you mean the first time I had vaginal intercourse?" To which it was said, "Yeah. Okay. That's such a Catholic girl question. Yeah. It's a vagina." Comedy Central's "@Midnight with [...]

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