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GAY MARRIAGE LEGALIZED; RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IMPERILED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015, Front Page

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a constitutional right that must be observed by all 50 states. Instead of allowing the states the right to make decisions about marriage, these judges elected to impose their will on the nation. The five justices cited the 14th Amendment as their rationale. But that amendment was passed... [Read more...]

POPE SPARKS CONTROVERSY

Catalyst July/August Issue 2015, Front Page

Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, ignited quite a reaction among fans and foes alike. The irony of seeing traditional enemies of the Catholic Church now hail the pope, even to the point of insisting that Catholic politicians take their marching orders from Rome, was amusing. The pope painted a bleak picture saying that the earth “is... [Read more...]

FUROR OVER ISLAMIC CARTOONS; INCIVILITY DENOUNCED

Catalyst June Issue 2015, Front Page

Garland, Texas was home to an anti-Islam cartoon event last month that left two gunmen dead and one security guard wounded. Minutes before Elton Simpson started shooting, one of his supporters tweeted, “If there is no check on the freedom of your speech, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions.” Simpson was shot dead quickly... [Read more...]

LETTERMAN EXITS

Catalyst June Issue 2015, Front Page

David Letterman’s last appearance on “The Late Show” was May 20. We were delighted to see him exit. Letterman’s departure was treated by the Hollywood crowd as a signature moment in television history. But no fair-minded person could ever come to that conclusion. Quite simply, the man is an anti-Catholic bigot. If anyone doubts... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACKED; SMEAR CAMPAIGN UNFURLS

Catalyst May Issue 2015, Front Page

Holy Week will be remembered not for religious observances in 2015, but for an assault on religious liberty. It was ignited by social media, and quickly took on a life of its own, bringing in gay activists, left-wing non-profit groups, the media, the entertainment industry, academia, the clergy, and big corporations. The cultural ramifications will... [Read more...]

APOLOGY SETTLES ISSUE

Catalyst May Issue 2015, Front Page

It was a bad start but it had a good ending. It was also bizarre. Jewishbusinessnews.com posted an article in April about anti-Catholic remarks allegedly made by a businessman. Amazingly, the reporter who wrote it made patently anti-Catholic remarks himself. We protested and secured a sincere and extensive apology from the media outlet’s president. According... [Read more...]

CORDILEONE UNDER FIRE; OUTSIDERS INTRUDE

Catalyst April Issue 2015, Front Page

An array of persons not affiliated with the Archdiocese of San Francisco have joined some parishioners to wage war on Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. At issue is a proposed contract for teachers at the four archdiocesan high schools. It seeks to assure fidelity to Church teachings. Dissident Catholic organizations such as Call to Action, Dignity, and... [Read more...]

LIBEL SUIT TOSSED

Catalyst April Issue 2015, Front Page

In 2013, Rebecca Randles, an attorney who works with supreme Catholic-suing lawyer Jeffrey Anderson, sued Bill Donohue and the Catholic League for allegedly libeling a man who had made accusations against a priest in 2011. There was nothing libelous about anything Donohue said, and in January 2015 the suit was dismissed on all counts. When a Missouri... [Read more...]

PARIS CARTOONISTS SHOT; POPE VINDICATES OUR POSITION

Catalyst March Issue 2015, Front Page

A week into the new year saw the horrible death of 12 people, most of whom worked at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo; a police officer was among the dead. The weekly publication is known for its coarse content and vulgar cartoons. Muslim terrorists, upset with depictions of Muhammad, were responsible for the carnage. Bill Donohue quickly became part... [Read more...]

OBAMA’S BIG INSULT

Catalyst March Issue 2015, Front Page

President Obama offended Catholics at this year’s National Prayer Breakfast. “Unless we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place,” he said, “remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ.” Bill Donohue said, “Obama’s ignorance... [Read more...]

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