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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...]

CHRISTMAS WAR STALEMATE; VICTORIES ON BOTH SIDES

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015, Front Page

The annual “War on Christmas” continued in 2014 with both sides having achieved roughly the same number of wins and losses. This is certainly an improvement over the days when the anti-Christmas side appeared to be winning this battle in the culture war. The good news is that the pro-Christmas side has been pushing back, even reversing previous... [Read more...]

HBO MENTIONS DONOHUE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015, Front Page

In the finale of the HBO show, “The Newsroom,” which aired December 14, there was an exchange between Will McAvoy, the anchor/news director (played by Jeff Daniels), and Charlie Skinner, the network president (played by Sam Waterston). They managed to drop Bill Donohue’s name. The subject of discussion was Pope Benedict XVI. Skinner... [Read more...]

WALMART BOWS TO PRESSURE; ONLINE PROTEST SCORES

Catalyst December Issue 2014, Front Page

It only took a couple of days for Walmart to buckle. Under pressure by the Catholic League to pull three indefensible Catholic Halloween costumes, the megastore did just that. Had it not been for those who receive our email news releases, and who let Walmart know of their displeasure, there would have been no victory. A few days before Halloween, Walmart,... [Read more...]

SANITIZING SANTA

Catalyst December Issue 2014, Front Page

The politically correct police are always out in force during the Christmas season, and this year they made an early splash in Marshfield, Massachusetts and Montgomery County, Maryland. In Marshfield, the School Committee decided it would not listen to its constituency: it voted 3-2 against changing “Holiday Break” back to “Christmas... [Read more...]

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