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EXCUSING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There was a time, not too long ago, when Catholics on the left could be expected to at least feign outrage over anti-Catholicism. But no more. Some find excuses for it, while others cheer it on. Few are principled in their discourse, so thoroughly politicized have they become. Such has been the reaction to the Podesta-Wikileaks [...]

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LIES ABOUT RAPIST MEXICAN PRIEST GO VIRAL

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the blogosphere lit up with headlines blaring that the Catholic Church in Mexico has exonerated an HIV-infected priest who admitted to raping 30 young girls between the ages of 5 and 10. There was just one problem: According to the Archdiocese of Mexico, this priest doesn't even exist! "There is no record of such a [...]

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AMAZON AND WALMART INSULT CATHOLICS

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Amazon and Walmart have one standard for transgender persons and one for Catholics: they will not tolerate the slightest insults to the former, but they have no problem offending the latter. Recently, Amazon, Target, and Walmart pulled a "Tranny Granny" Halloween costume, saying it was offensive. It is not certain how many cross-dressers complained, but at [...]

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ARE CATHOLICS CONFLICTED ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY?

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A new Pew Research Center survey on religious liberty found that the public is split on the question of whether businesses that provide wedding services should be able to refuse same-sex couples if the owner has religious objections: 48% are in agreement and 49% are not. Catholics believe, by a margin of 54% to 43%, that [...]

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POLITICS EXPLAINS “O’NEALS” 2nd SEASON

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Anyone who thinks that money alone drives Hollywood doesn't understand the role that ideology plays. For instance, we've known for years that "G" and "PG" movies fare better at the box office than "R" rated films, yet the sages in Tinseltown continue to offer the trash that often marks the latter. That's because they can: they [...]

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DISNEY IS NOT OPPOSED TO BIGOTRY

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Disney, responding to complaints, pulled a Halloween costume that was branded offensive. The boy's costume, which depicted Maui, a well respected figure in Polynesian oral tradition, was seen by some Pacific Islanders as akin to blackface; Maui is a character in the upcoming Disney film, Moana. The costume featured brown pants and a long-sleeved shirt [...]

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ACLU “NAZIS” PURSUED HENRY HYDE

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 30, the day that the pro-life community honored the late Rep. Henry Hyde—the Hyde Amendment was passed 40 years ago on that day—it is worth recalling how the ACLU adopted Nazi-like tactics trying to destroy this great Catholic statesman. [The following account is found in the first of Bill Donohue's two books on the [...]

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WHY COSMO AND GLAMOUR LOVE ABORTION

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

September 30 marked the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amend-ment, the law that bans federal funding of abortion. Anyone who values life should toast Rep. Henry Hyde: he was one of the most brilliant and courageous pro-life leaders in American history. Predictably, the pro-abortion industry—Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Feminist Majority, NOW—all condemned him on September 30. Less [...]

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SOROS FUNDS PRO-ABORTION MARCH

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, there was a March for Choice in Dublin and in 16 other cities; events were held in 11 nations, including Ireland. Its proximate goal is to force the repeal of Ireland's Eighth Amendment that bans abortion; its long-term goal is to secure abortion-on-demand in other Catholic European countries. The money behind this effort is coming [...]

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BIGOTRY MARS H.S. GAME; SCOTTSDALE PROBE LAUNCHED

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Two related anti-Catholic incidents took place over Labor Day weekend involving a high school football game in Scottsdale, Arizona. After parents complained, and the Catholic League contacted school officials, an investigation was launched. We were pleased with the response. Our cause for concern was twofold: prior to a football game between Notre Dame Prep and Desert [...]

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