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WHOOPI PROTECTS COSBY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Twenty women allege that Bill Cosby raped or otherwise sexually assaulted them, often drugging them first. Taking his side is his friend, Whoopi Goldberg. A few weeks ago, Cosby thanked her publicly. Cosby’s tweet came in response to remarks made by Goldberg on the November 17 episode of “The View.” Speaking about Barbara Bowman, one... [Read more...]

ROLLING STONE’S ROGUE AUTHOR HAS A HISTORY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Amid a media outcry Rolling Stone’s editor has been forced to apologize for “mistakes” and “discrepancies” in a recent article about a young women, “Jackie,” who claimed she was raped at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The sensational story described in detail the woman’s claims and the lack... [Read more...]

POPE RIGHT ON CUBA

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

President Obama made the right decision on Cuba. Kudos also to Pope Francis for working to break the stalemate between the United States and Cuba. While a lot of foolish things have been said by those on both sides of this issue, the fact is that the only losers in this gambit are the Communists in Cuba. Cuba’s economy is in deep trouble, and... [Read more...]

POPE CHALLENGES EUROPEANS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament was one of his signature statements. He beckoned his audience to recover their religious moorings, focusing on the positive link between Christianity and Europe. This means an appreciation of what he called the “transcendent dignity” of the human person. Dignity is given recognition... [Read more...]

ROGUE LAWYERS FAIL TO NAIL PRIEST

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

In September, Fr. Ronald Domhoff was placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Louisville after he was accused of sexually molesting a minor. He was cleared of all charges on December 16 and returned to active ministry the following day as pastor at St. Peter the Apostle in Louisville. What happened in the interim is the real story. The accuser... [Read more...]

“JUDGMENT DAY” AT PLANET FITNESS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Recently, a 70-year old man went to his Planet Fitness gym in Orange City, Florida wearing a T-shirt that said, “Abortion Kills a Person.” Although he has worn the shirt many times before, this time he was told to leave. The next day he showed up wearing a shirt that read, “Pray to End Abortion.” He was booted again. Planet Fitness... [Read more...]

DETROIT ARCHDIOCESE BANS DISSIDENT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron recently decided to ban dissident speaker Francis DeBernardo from speaking at an archdiocesan church. The way some Catholic activists and media outlets are spinning this story is simply dishonest. They would have us believe that DeBernardo is not welcome to address parishioners because of his gay-rights views. Not quite.... [Read more...]

SICKO GAY LEADER GETS MEDIA PASS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

He likes to hide his camera in the smoke-alarm over his bed, videoing kinky sex with his boyfriends. He is one of the biggest porn kings in American history, making a fortune off of “barebacking” videos—the kind of unprotected sex that led directly to AIDS. And when he is not bundling hundreds of thousands of dollars for President Obama,... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S CENTRAL PARK NATIVITY SCENE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

  On December 12, the Catholic League’s annual nativity scene in New York City’s Central Park was erected in a spot just south of the Park: It was on 5th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Street, in front of the Plaza Hotel. We deliberately placed it in this spot so that everyone who took the bus down 5th Avenue would not fail to see it.... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS TERRIFIES AMERICAN ATHEISTS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Most atheists either celebrate Christmas in a secular fashion, or are wholly dismissive of it. Few are terrified of it. American Atheists President David Silverman is one of them. Don’t take Bill Donohue’s word for it. Here’s what he recently said: “Millions of American children are forced to go to church under the threat of... [Read more...]

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