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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...]

JUSTICE IN OKLAHOMA; SOLDIER’S RIGHTS RESTORED

Catalyst December Issue 2013, Front Page

Within hours of registering a formal complaint with the top Army brass at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a female Catholic soldier’s rights were restored. More important, reforms were immediately put into place guaranteeing the religious liberty rights of Catholics on the base. After learning that a female soldier enrolled in Advanced Individual Training... [Read more...]

BEATING BACK SCROOGE

Catalyst December Issue 2013, Front Page

The Catholic League’s enormous Times Square billboard (click here) sends a message that is both joyful and serious: Christians will not allow the Scrooges in our society to stop us from honoring Jesus. Scrooges are trying to censor Christmas again. In Bordentown, New Jersey the superintendent of schools initially sought to ban religious Christmas... [Read more...]

GOV. BROWN VETOES ABUSE BILL; VICTORY FOR FAIRNESS

Catalyst November Issue 2013, Front Page

On October 12, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults who were allegedly molested when they were a minor to file lawsuits, provided the abuse occurred in a private institution. The bill would have lifted the statute of limitations for one year. Governor Brown saw right through the machinations of those who selectively... [Read more...]

UNFAIR CRITICS RIP USCCB

Catalyst November Issue 2013, Front Page

The Catholic League rushed to the defense of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) when it was blamed for the partial government shutdown this fall. It was one of the most baseless and absurd accusations we have seen in a long time. The most absurd criticism against the bishops was first made by Adele Stan, a writer for a pro-abortion... [Read more...]

POPE FRANCIS AT SIX MONTHS; MEDIA COVERAGE SKEWED

Catalyst October Issue 2013, Front Page

After Pope Francis finished his first six months as pontiff, we compared how he is faring with the media vis-a-vis his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, after his first six months in office. It told us more about the media than either pope. We looked at the editorials in 15 of the nation’s largest newspapers to see what they said about both popes six... [Read more...]

GOV. BROWN’S KEY RULING

Catalyst October Issue 2013, Front Page

On September 6, the California Senate passed SB 131, the bill that discriminates against the Catholic Church by making it easier for alleged victims of sexual abuse to sue if the molestation happened when they were minors; the bill does not apply to public schools. The legislation was sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign; he has until October 13 to... [Read more...]

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