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POPE BACKS FRENCH CARDINAL

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In mid-May, when Pope Francis was interviewed by the French media, he was asked if he backs Cardinal Philippe Barbarin; the Archbishop of Lyon is under investigation for his handling of a molesting priest. Many in the media ran with sensational headlines, but the pope stood his ground and defended the civil liberties of the archbishop. [...]

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WASHINGTON POST RIPS CHURCH ON ABUSE

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Washington Post is angered that a Vatican tribunal on bishops has not yet been established; the panel will be charged with investigating bishops who have been accused of acting irresponsibly in their handling of priestly sexual abuse. It also criticizes American bishops for working against proposed state laws that would suspend or eliminate the statute [...]

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DONOHUE REPLIES TO WASHINGTON POST

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Washington Post editorial, "Obstruction on Child Sex Abuse" [April 20], leaves the impression that Pope Francis is not serious about the Vatican tribunal on wayward bishops, and that American bishops are not serious about priestly sexual abuse. It fails to note that it was only 10 months ago that the pope announced his decision to [...]

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WASHINGTON POST IS DISHONEST

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Washington Post is on a tear, ripping the Catholic Church for defending itself against professional victims' advocates and their lawyers. On April 20, it ran an editorial blasting the Vatican for not moving fast enough to commence a tribunal that would investigate bishops who allegedly failed to discipline an offending priest. Soon after this took [...]

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ATHEISTS SUE U.S. HOUSE CHAPLAIN

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Thursday, May 5, was America's annual National Day of Prayer. So of course the anti-prayer Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) chose that day to sue the chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives. FFRF president Dan Barker was upset that House chaplain Father Patrick Conroy, a Jesuit priest, declined to invite him to deliver a non-prayer [...]

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MEDIA FLOAT NEGATIVE PIECE ON CHURCH

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Bill Donohue saw an article on a British website, The Conversation, that was critical of the Church. Initially he did not respond, but decided to after learning it was picked up by Newsweek and was posted on the front page of Yahoo. The author, Brendan Canavan, teaches marketing in England. He sought to account for [...]

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SPARKS EVIDENT AT FERTILIZATION

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A new study was recently conducted by researchers at Northwestern University on what happens at conception. The results of this study, published in Scientific Reports, are encouraging, but they are also cause for concern. The researchers found that the moment the sperm and egg meet, they give off a bright flash of light. The microscopic zinc [...]

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INTIMIDATING RELIGIOUS COLLEGES

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The assault on religious liberty, in the name of LGBT rights, is at the heart of a bill recently introduced by Rep. Katherine Clark of Massachusetts. She wants to force all religious institutions of higher education to post on their website, and at a prominent place on their campus, statements granting them an exemption from Title [...]

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TRUMP TAPS INTO MASS DISTRUST

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on April 22. No one who has ever run for president has generated more opposition, from both his own party and the media, than Donald Trump. Yet they have all failed to stop him. The Republican elite lined up to promote Jeb Bush, and when Trump [...]

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CAMPAIGN TO CRUSH “O’NEALS”; SPONSORS CONTACTED

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

In April, we launched a new campaign against the ABC show, "The Real O'Neals." Our goal is to kill the show. Thus far, we have (a) published a New York Times op-ed page ad against the show (b) implored our members to email Disney-ABC executive Ben Sherwood (c) issued news releases on each episode, and (d) [...]

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