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CATHOLICS LARGELY FAITHFUL; SURVEY DEBUNKS MYTHS

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 lists, [...]

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HISTORIC PAPAL TRIP

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

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 [...]

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GAY MARRIAGE LEGALIZED; RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IMPERILED

By | July 28th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is a constitutional right that must be observed by all 50 states. Instead of allowing the states the right to make decisions about marriage, these judges elected to impose their will on the nation. The five justices cited the 14th Amendment as their rationale. [...]

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POPE SPARKS CONTROVERSY

By | July 28th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Pope Francis' encyclical, Laudato Si, ignited quite a reaction among fans and foes alike. The irony of seeing traditional enemies of the Catholic Church now hail the pope, even to the point of insisting that Catholic politicians take their marching orders from Rome, was amusing. The pope painted a bleak picture saying that the earth "is [...]

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FUROR OVER ISLAMIC CARTOONS; INCIVILITY DENOUNCED

By | June 6th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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