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JUDICIAL NOMINEE MALIGNED; TWO SENATORS GUILTY

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

It was right out of the 19th century. A Catholic nominee for the federal bench is questioned about her Catholicity by two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is exactly what the nativists did—they argued that Catholics professed allegiance to Rome, and were thus un-American. Welcome to America in 2017. Senator Dick Durbin and Senator [...]

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SERRA STATUE DEFACED

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In two instances recently, a statue of Saint Junípero Serra was vandalized. Both crimes were committed in California. In the first offense, "Murder" was written on a statue of Saint Serra near the San Fernando Mission, outside of Los Angeles. His hands were painted red and a swastika was depicted on the statue of the child [...]

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MOTHER TERESA DEFILED; APOLOGY GRANTED

By | 2017-09-20T20:45:08+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Bedford Cheese Shop, with outlets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, was the unlikely source of a filthy assault on Mother Teresa this summer. After we launched a vigorous protest, the offensive item was quickly withdrawn and an apology was granted. We got a tip from an outraged Catholic who visited the Manhattan store on July 26. [...]

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BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

By | 2017-09-20T20:45:08+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

A lawsuit designed to intimidate Bill Donohue and the Catholic League came to a screeching halt in August. We won. At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against Donohue and the Catholic League was knocked down by the courts. Donohue never libeled anyone, and she knows it. She is known as [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHING IS OKAY; OTHER INSULTS ARE NOT

By | 2017-07-24T20:07:36+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

A rash of obscene insults targeting God, Catholicism, President Trump, and African Americans took place in the spring. The guilty parties were all prominent members of the cultural elite. The good news is that the assaults on President Trump and African Americans generated considerable moral outrage. The bad news is that the Catholic League stood virtually [...]

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BIG HIGH COURT VICTORY

By | 2017-07-24T19:43:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a big win for religious liberty in its June 26 ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. At issue was whether the state has a right to deny public funds to a religious entity when the disbursement is for a secular purpose. In other words, is it constitutional to treat a [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AFFIRMED; EXECUTIVE ORDER ISSUED

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On May 4th, President Trump signed an executive order affirming his support for religious liberty. He is to be commended for this initiative, even though the statement lacked the kind of teeth that we expected; the leaked draft that became available in February offered greater detail. Bill Donohue was invited to the White House but a [...]

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KATE O’BEIRNE R.I.P.

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic community lost a champion with the passing of Kate O'Beirne; she died April 23rd. She was a smart, courageous pundit and policy analyst who never ducked an opponent. Kate was featured on the CNN talk show, "The Capital Gang," for many years. She was polite yet firm: she knew her stuff and delivered her [...]

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ROLLINS COLLEGE YEILDS; RELIGIOUS LIBERTY PREVAILS

By | 2017-05-16T16:19:55+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The administration and the Board of Trustees of Rollins College, a liberal arts institution outside Orlando, Florida, recently stood by a professor who violated the religious liberty and free speech rights of one of her students. In a showdown with the Catholic League, it yielded within a week, and reinstated the suspended student. This was a [...]

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“REAL O’NEALS” OBIT COMING

By | 2017-05-16T16:19:38+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Disney/ABC won't come right out and say it, so we will: The obituary for "The Real O'Neals" has been written, and will soon be announced. On January 18, we noted that over one million viewers who watched the ABC show which precedes the "O'Neals"—"Fresh Off the Boat"—turned to another channel. Thus did we declare, "It's toast." [...]

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