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R.I. TEACHERS CAN OBSERVE GOOD FRIDAY

Catalyst May Issue 2015

Teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island were successful in a lawsuit that they filed against the Cranston school district after being told classes would be held on Good Friday. As a result of the lawsuit, the school committee decided schools will be closed on Good Friday for the 2015-2016 school year. This comes after a recent court decision ruled that Rhode... [Read more...]

KENNETH WHITEHEAD, R.I.P.

Catalyst May Issue 2015

Long-time member of the Catholic League’s board of directors, Kenneth Whitehead, died of cancer on April 16. He was a prolific author, activist, diplomat, government administrator, and linguist; he also translated many books from French and German to English. Ken authored, or co-authored, 27 books, ranging in subject from the Second Vatican Council... [Read more...]

GEORGIA LAWMAKERS SMEAR ARCHDIOCESE

Catalyst May Issue 2015

The Georgia legislature recently passed a bill, the Hidden Predator Act, that would lift the statute of limitations for two years on civil suits filed against alleged sexual abusers. It is rightly being opposed by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, and other organizations. The bill still has to be signed by the governor of... [Read more...]

WANT TO HELP VETERANS?

Catalyst May Issue 2015

Bill Donohue on Battle Buds: “There are few civic duties more important than helping veterans reintegrate into society, and there is no organization that provides greater assistance than Battle Buds. Founded by Tim O’Connor and Peter Gaudet, this supervised mentorship program helps returning veterans get anchored and find needed services,... [Read more...]

MEDIA CREATE STORY ABOUT POPE AND GAYS

Catalyst May Issue 2015

On March 3 and 5, the Vatican released statements on the pope’s trip to two Italian cities. It noted that he would have lunch with prisoners at “Giuseppe Salvia,” a detention center in Poggioreale. The Vatican’s website also mentioned the visit. So what’s the big deal? The media have flagged this as a sit-down with gays.... [Read more...]

MOCKING THE POPE, KIDS AND BRUCE JENNER

Catalyst May Issue 2015

A few weeks ago, Comedy Central aired a roast of Justin Beiber that was recorded earlier. Comedian and roast-master Jeff Ross arrived on the red carpet dressed as the pope; he was wearing a white robe, a mitre, and carried a staff with Beiber’s face on it. He was accompanied by two women dressed as sexy nuns. Red-carpet host Sarah Tiana engaged... [Read more...]

DOLCE & GABBANA ANGER CELEBS

Catalyst May Issue 2015

The open-minded ones in New York and Hollywood are having hissy fits over a quip made by Domenico Dolce of Dolce & Gabbana about the kinds of kids their gay friends are raising. “You are born to a mother and a father, or at least that’s how it should be. I call children of chemistry, synthetic children. Rented uterus, semen chosen from... [Read more...]

MAHER, CATHOLICS AND THE HOLOCAUST

Catalyst May Issue 2015

During a recent episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO, host Bill Maher introduced Gerald Posner, author of a critical book on the Catholic Church. Posner commented on those who administered the concentration camps, saying that “three-quarters of the Nazis were Catholics. Several were also Lutherans. But the hierarchy was all... [Read more...]

HOW TREVOR NOAH CAN KEEP HIS JOB

Catalyst May Issue 2015

Bill Donohue has advice for Trevor Noah, the comedian chosen by Comedy Central to replace Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.” Noah has gotten himself into some lukewarm water by trashing women and Jews. The only reason he is not in hot water is because he is Comedy Central’s new hire, the favorite network of liberal elites. If Noah were... [Read more...]

WEINSTEIN RAGES AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

Catalyst May Issue 2015

Recently, Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein condemned anti-Semitism at a Simon Wiesenthal Center awards dinner. “We’re gonna have to get as organized as the Mafia,” Weinstein said. “We just can’t take it anymore. We just can’t take these things. There’s gotta be a way to fight back.” He was given the Humanitarian... [Read more...]

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