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COMPLAINT TO U.N. FILED; BIAS AGAINST HOLY SEE NOTED

Catalyst June Issue 2014, Front Page

On May 15, Bill Donohue lodged a formal complaint with Ms. Navanethem Pillay, High Commissioner for the Human Rights Office of the U.N. in Geneva, Switzerland. Donohue charged that Felice Gaer, Viceā€“Chairperson of the Committee Against Torture, has compromised her objectivity and thus has no legitimate role to play in policing the policies of U.N.... [Read more...]

SATANISTS AT HARVARD

Catalyst June Issue 2014, Front Page

On May 7, the Catholic League protested a scheduled “Black Mass” on the campus of Harvard University; the Satanic event, which was designed to ridicule the Mass, was set for May 12. But it was cancelled just hours before it was to take place. The initial response from the university was wholly unsatisfactory, but on the day of the mock reenactment... [Read more...]

GUINNESS ANGERS CATHOLICS; BOYCOTT LAUNCHED

Catalyst May Issue 2014, Front Page

As we reported last month, on the evening of March 16, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness announced that it was pulling its sponsorship of New York’s parade because gays were allegedly banned from marching. This 11th hour decision, which angered pub owners who had already stocked their bars with Guinness, was based on a lie: contrary... [Read more...]

DIVERSITY LIE

Catalyst May Issue 2014, Front Page

It is one of the biggest myths of our day to say the United States is a religiously diverse nation. It manifestly is not. But there is a lot of money, and ideological investment, at stake in pretending otherwise. Consider the following. A Pew Research Center study on global religious diversity was released on April 4: with the exception of the Washington... [Read more...]

McCARTHYITES STAB THE POPE; BISHOPS SENT OUR RESPONSE

Catalyst April Issue 2014, Front Page

BishopAccountability.org purports to be an abuse watchdog, but in reality its only real agenda is to discredit the Catholic Church. Its latest stab at Pope Francis brings further discredit to its reputation. Indeed, it represents McCarthyism. BishopAccountability.org highlights five cases where Cardinal Bergoglio may have had knowledge of abuse allegations,... [Read more...]

NIENSTEDT EXONERATED

Catalyst April Issue 2014, Front Page

On March 11, 2014, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced that they would not file charges against St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt; he was accused in December of “inappropriately touching” a young man in 2009. When the charges were first made in December, Bill Donohue said, “Archbishop Nienstedt has... [Read more...]

POPE’S JOYOUS ANNIVERSARY; WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM

Catalyst March Issue 2014, Front Page

The Catholic League chose Monday, March 3 to make a special tribute to Pope Francis on the op-ed page of the New York Times; it is ten days before his one-year anniversary as the leader of over one billion Catholics. We will publish our op-ed ad in the next edition. By all accounts, the pope has won the acclaim not only of practicing Catholics, but... [Read more...]

HHS MANDATE BLOCKED

Catalyst March Issue 2014, Front Page

The U.S. Supreme Court has put the brakes on the infamous Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that would force Catholic non-profits, and objecting private businessmen, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. The issue has yet to be fully resolved. On January 24, the Supreme Court issued an injunction blocking enforcement... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS WARS ABATE; PROGRESS EVIDENT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014, Front Page

There are signs that the “War on Christmas” is abating. That the Catholic League has had something to do with it is questioned by no one. In 2013, we laid down our anchor, sending a message to militant atheists: we will not allow you to occupy the public square unanswered. To be specific, we displayed a gigantic Christmas billboard in Times... [Read more...]

MSGR. LYNN FREED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014, Front Page

Two days after Christmas, a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned the conviction of Philadelphia Monsignor William Lynn; he was later released on bail. Msgr. Lynn should never have been prosecuted in the first place: he was charged ex post facto; a 2007 amendment to the 1972 Pennsylvania child endangerment statute had no application to him. The guilty... [Read more...]

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