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MARRIAGE AMENDMENT NEEDED NOW

Catalyst December Issue 2014

In 2004, Barack Obama said, “I am not a supporter of gay marriage as it has been thrown about…I think that marriage, in the minds of a lot of voters, has a religious connotation.” Four years later he commented, “I believe that marriage is the union between a man and a woman. Now, for me as a Christian, it is also a sacred union.... [Read more...]

TAKING LIBERTIES WITH JESUS’ MOTHER

Catalyst December Issue 2014

It was too hard for Hollywood to resist. After delivering a subtle pro-life message in earlier episodes, the writers for “Jane the Virgin” on the CW Channel got around to exploiting Our Blessed Mother in the third installment. The show is based on the premise that Jane became pregnant through artificial insemination and remains a virgin.... [Read more...]

NEW MEXICO PAPER SHOWS BIAS

Catalyst December Issue 2014

Recently, an editorial by the Gallup Independent, a New Mexico daily, attacked the Diocese of Gallup: Much to the pleasure of the Gallup Independent, the Diocese of Gallup filed for bankruptcy a year ago. How does Bill Donohue know they are delighted? Because of a November 12 editorial noting the “one-year anniversary.” The editorial wants... [Read more...]

SETH MEYERS TRASHES EUCHARIST

Catalyst December Issue 2014

During a recent edition of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on NBC, the late night host made the following statement in a monologue: “A church in Seattle has filed a lawsuit claiming that the legal marijuana retailer next door is too close to a church,” Meyers said. “‘It’s causing some problems,’ said the... [Read more...]

FOX TV’S “MULANEY” GETS RAUNCHY

Catalyst December Issue 2014

“Mulaney,” is a Fox TV show starring comedian John Mulaney that mimicks Seinfeld and offers typical sit-com fare blended with occasional stand-up appearances. But unlike Seinfeld, who managed to be funny without taking cheap shots at Catholicism, Mulaney can’t pull it off without getting raunchy. He also fails to entertain. The story... [Read more...]

SUPPORT GIVEN TO AMISH MOVEMENT

Catalyst December Issue 2014

Bill Donohue was recently asked by the Respect Amish movement, a grassroots effort in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to have the Catholic League join its cause; the goal is to stop religious discrimination and bigotry directed by “reality TV” at Amish culture. We were happy to lend our support, lining up with the Diocese of Harrisburg. By... [Read more...]

CHRISTIANS VICTIMIZED ABROAD AND AT HOME

Catalyst December Issue 2014

A couple of weeks ago, the 2014 Report on “Religious Freedom in the World” was published by Aid to the Church in Need, a Pontifical Foundation entity. Aid to the Church in Need monitors religious liberty around the world. Its latest report covered the period October 2012 to June 2014. It concluded that of the world’s 196 countries,... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD BILLBOARD

Catalyst December Issue 2014

This billboard [click here] will be located in Los Angeles on Pico Boulevard, west of Fairfax Avenue. It will be on display December 1 – December 28.  Read More →

Catholic Feasts: Learning the Faith through Celebration

Catalyst December Issue 2014, Book Review

Rick Hinshaw Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics (New York: Image, 2014)  While the feasts of the Catholic Church might “seem to be a crazy quilt of customs,” they are in reality so much more than that – if we take the time to understand their origins, their meanings, and what... [Read more...]

FLORIDA BISHOP RIPPED BY FOES; DISSIDENTS ON THE MARCH

Catalyst November Issue 2014, Front Page

Dissident lay Catholics in Southwest Florida, along with some priests, have declared war on Bishop Frank Dewane. He is the Bishop of Venice and is by all accounts a loyal son of the Church. Which is why they are out to get him. Dewane is drawing the ire of Catholic malcontents, and ex-Catholics, because of his orthodoxy. His critics are largely drawn... [Read more...]

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