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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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IRISH NUNS CONDEMNED; EVIDENCE LACKING

By | 2017-04-12T20:23:20+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Reports that a "mass grave" was found containing the bodies of 800 children outside a home run by Irish nuns recently dominated the news in Ireland and England, and became a big story in the United States as well. As it turns out, the nuns were unfairly condemned by an array of politicians, pundits, and activists. [...]

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CATHOLIC STALWARTS DIE

By | 2017-04-12T20:23:20+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic community lost two great persons in February, Michael Novak and Norma McCorvey. He died on February 17, and she passed away the next day. "Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astonishing," said Bill Donohue in his statement to the media. "Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he [...]

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SNAP CRASHES; LEADERS QUIT IN DISGRACE

By | 2017-03-22T17:26:58+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The two top leaders of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests  (SNAP), David Clohessy and Barbara Blaine, quit over the winter, exiting in disgrace. The Catholic League pursued them for decades, offering proof of what a bigoted, lying, scheming fraud they are. The final nail in the coffin was supplied by a former employee, [...]

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THREE HEROES PASS AWAY

By | 2017-03-22T17:26:59+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

We lost three good men in January: Father Michael Scanlon and Nat Hentoff died on January 7, and Steven McDonald passed away three days later. Bill Donohue knew them all and offers the following remarks. "Father Scanlon will be remembered for saving the College of Steubenville, turning it into the Franciscan University of Steubenville, a citadel [...]

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