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POLITICIZING CHRISTMAS; REVOLT AGAINST INTOLERANCE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2016, Front Page

No religious holiday sparks as much controversy as Christmas. It’s not because most Americans are anti-Christmas—they are not. It’s because so many activists, public officials, and educators are working against them. Quite frankly, they have unnecessarily politicized Christmas. Some of them are bigots; some are ignorant of what the courts... [Read more...]

AFFIRMING GENOCIDE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2016, Front Page

The whole world knows that Christians have been targeted for genocide by radical Muslims, yet we still don’t have a congressional resolution, supported by our president, affirming this reality. A week before Christmas a group of congressmen, from both parties, along with noted scholars and activists, assembled in Washington D.C. to press for a... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS SPIRIT CHALLENGED; WE RESPOND QUICKLY

Catalyst December Issue 2015, Front Page

The animus against Christmas manifests itself in a myriad of ways, and this year is no exception. We took a pass on some trivial issues, but we jumped right into the fray when more serious attacks were launched. The anti-Christmas bigots from the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened a lawsuit against a small Minnesota town because it displayed... [Read more...]

HHS MANDATE UNDER REVIEW

Catalyst December Issue 2015, Front Page

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that threatens to eviscerate the religious liberties of many Catholic non-profits. Not surprisingly, editorials in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times took the side of the Obama administration. We pointed out... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES MALIGNS SAINT; NO EVIDENCE PROVIDED

Catalyst November Issue 2015, Front Page

On September 30, when Bill Donohue read a New York Times front-page story on Saint Junípero Serra, he could hardly believe his eyes. The 17th century priest, who championed the rights of Indians, had just been canonized by Pope Francis the week before. So it came as a shock to read that he was accused of torturing Indians. As Catholic League members... [Read more...]

SYNOD SHOWS SPUNK

Catalyst November Issue 2015, Front Page

The Synod of Bishops has concluded in Rome. Occasionally contentious, it succeeded in addressing a wide range of issues that touch on the family. Most agree that a lot of spunk was shown. Pope Francis will have the final say. The Holy Father got the Synod off to a good start with his opening homily. The subject was marriage. Here is an excerpt: “He... [Read more...]

POPE AND PREZ MEET; OBAMA INVITES CHURCH’S FOES

Catalyst October Issue 2015, Front Page

On September 23, Pope Francis met with President Obama in the White House. The meeting was amicable. Incredibly, those invited by the president to be there were some of the most notorious foes in the Church. It is so fitting that the least friendly administration to religion in history would invite a collection of pro-abortion nuns, Catholic gay activists,... [Read more...]

DONOHUE MEETS POPE

Catalyst October Issue 2015, Front Page

On September 23, Bill Donohue, and vice president Bernadette Brady-Egan, met with Pope Francis following a prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. It was an honor they will never forget. The invitation to meet the pope was extended by Donald Cardinal Wuerl. He also invited them to the canonization Mass at the Basilica... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS LARGELY FAITHFUL; SURVEY DEBUNKS MYTHS

Catalyst September Issue 2015, Front Page

The findings of the Catholic League-commissioned survey were made available just before we went to press; a more complete analysis will be offered in the October issue. In the first week of August, The Polling Company, headed by Kellyanne Conway, conducted a nationwide scientific survey of 1,000 Catholics. They were randomly chosen from telephone sample... [Read more...]

HISTORIC PAPAL TRIP

Catalyst September Issue 2015, Front Page

Pope Francis will arrive in the nation’s capital from Cuba on Tuesday, September 22. The next morning he meets with President Obama in the White House, followed by a prayer service with the bishops. Later in the day he will canonize Father Junípero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. On Thursday morning,... [Read more...]

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