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DEMOCRATS END FAITH-BASED PROGRAMS

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article written by Bill Donohue was recently published on CNSNews.com. Here is a story no one is talking about: the Democrats have given up on faith-based programs. The Democratic Party Platform does not say a word about government sponsored faith-based programs, thus closing a chapter in their playbook. After George W. Bush won reelection [...]

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WASHINGTON POST LIES ABOUT POPE

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Here is how a recent editorial in the Washington Post interpreted what Pope Francis allegedly said aboard the papal plane a few weeks ago: "In this case, the pontiff has acknowledged that, at times, the church has been and can still be the oppressor—whether by discriminating against gay people, treating women in its ranks as second-class [...]

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POPE SPEAKS THE TRUTH ABOUT GENDER

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A couple of weeks ago, Pope Francis made some remarks that condemned "gender ideology". Speaking with Polish bishops, Pope Francis pulled no punches in rejecting the notion that "everyone can choose their gender." "This is terrible," he said bluntly. "Today in schools they are teaching this to children—to children!" He said this is part of the [...]

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RICHARD DAWKINS SPEAKS ABOUT EVIL

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, BBC conducted an interview with British atheist Richard Dawkins. The headline in a story run by World Religion News read, "Richard Dawkins Still Says Religion is a 'Force of Evil.''' The story was occasioned by an admission Dawkins made that even after he had a stroke earlier this year, he still hasn't changed his beliefs. [...]

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RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IMPERILED WORLDWIDE

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the findings of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report were issued by the U.S. State Department. It is a mistake to ascribe all religious persecution to Muslim madmen who belong to terrorist groups such as ISIS, al Qaeda, al Shabab, and Boko Haram. The sad fact is that Muslim-run governments are centrally involved in oppression, [...]

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MEDIA COVER FOR MUSLIM MADMAN

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Here is a sample of some of the most common statements and headlines issued by the media on Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, the truck driver who killed at least 84 people in Nice, France: "A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds...." "French Tunisian Truck Terrorist Identified" "Truck Attack in France Kills at Least 80" [...]

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RELIGIOUS RIGHTS NEED MORE PROTECTIONS

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Two bills critical to the defense of religious freedom came before the U.S. House of  Representatives over the summer. On July 12, the House held hearings on the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). This bill is needed to protect the religious rights encoded in the First Amendment, which are under attack on many fronts, most conspicuously [...]

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WHAT VATICAN HOLOCAUST SECRETS?

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Gerald Posner's op-ed in a recent edition of the New York Times broke no new ground, and offered a dishonest assessment on the Vatican Holocaust archives. Moreover, he has been accused of serial plagiarism, and his work on this subject has already been discredited. Now he is back accusing the Vatican of refusing to release its [...]

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HOLLYWOOD’S RELIGIOUS BIAS

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Barna Group recently conducted a survey of Republicans and Democrats asking them whether Hollywood is biased against Christianity. It found that 32 percent of Republicans, and 5 percent of Democrats, believe that Hollywood generally portrays Christianity in a negative way. We know from other surveys that Republicans are much more likely to attend religious services [...]

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CATHOLICISM AND NATIVE AMERICANS

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a Washington Post blog, Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote that Catholic schools, after a history of "physical, sexual and emotional abuse" of Native American children, are now finally trying to do them some good. The piece lacked both supporting data and context. Riley cited apologies by Popes Francis and Benedict XVI for mistreatment of Native Americans. [...]

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