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FUROR OVER ISLAMIC CARTOONS; INCIVILITY DENOUNCED

By | June 6th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

Garland, Texas was home to an anti-Islam cartoon event last month that left two gunmen dead and one security guard wounded. Minutes before Elton Simpson started shooting, one of his supporters tweeted, "If there is no check on the freedom of your speech, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions." Simpson [...]

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LETTERMAN EXITS

By | June 6th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

David Letterman's last appearance on "The Late Show" was May 20. We were delighted to see him exit. Letterman's departure was treated by the Hollywood crowd as a signature moment in television history. But no fair-minded person could ever come to that conclusion. Quite simply, the man is an anti-Catholic bigot. If anyone doubts this to [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACKED; SMEAR CAMPAIGN UNFURLS

By | May 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 be [...]

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APOLOGY SETTLES ISSUE

By | May 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 to [...]

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CORDILEONE UNDER FIRE; OUTSIDERS INTRUDE

By | April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 Catholics [...]

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LIBEL SUIT TOSSED

By | April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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PARIS CARTOONISTS SHOT; POPE VINDICATES OUR POSITION

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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OBAMA’S BIG INSULT

By | March 19th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 is astounding and his comparison is [...]

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CHRISTMAS WAR STALEMATE; VICTORIES ON BOTH SIDES

By | February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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HBO MENTIONS DONOHUE

By | February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 took McAvoy to [...]

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