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BRINGING YOUNG ADULTS BACK TO CHURCH

Catalyst October 2014, Book Review

RICK HINSHAW Naomi Schaefer Riley, Got Religion?: How Churches, Mosques and Synagogues Can Bring Young People Back (West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press, 2014) Naomi Schaefer Riley, in her weekly columns in the New York Post as well as in several books she has authored, has emerged as an insightful commentator on a range of cultural issues impacting... [Read more...]

CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE UNFURLS; JIHADISTS ON THE MARCH

Catalyst September 2014, Front Page

The Middle East is coming apart as murderous Muslim madmen move from nation to nation killing everyone who does not accept their twisted beliefs. Christians, Jews, Kurds, the Yezidi—even Muslims who differ with them—are being slaughtered. Children are being beheaded, crucifixions are rampant, and monasteries are being ransacked, all in the name... [Read more...]

D.C. LIBRARY PIVOTS

Catalyst September 2014, Front Page

Over the summer we learned that the Library of Congress had scheduled a presentation titled, “The Book and the Reformation,” sponsored by the Rare Book and Special Collections Division. We certainly did not object to an event on the Reformation, but what caught our eye was the way the Library of Congress flagged it. The flyer it disseminated... [Read more...]

THE QUEST TO SCALP A BISHOP

Catalyst September Issue 2014, Special Report

This is a special report which was originally published in the September 2014 issue of Catalyst.  The Catholic Church has many enemies these days, some of whom are ex-Catholics who left the Church a long time ago. They are joined by the disaffected, those who pretend (even convincing themselves) that they are Catholics in good standing. Most of these... [Read more...]

WE STAND WITH ARCHBISHOP NIENSTEDT

Catalyst September 2014

St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt is the target of a well organized attack by some very vindictive people. As my special report makes clear (see Special Reports), he is not the only bishop drawing fire these days; bishops from the Mid-West are particularly open to assault. We cannot allow a small but determined band of activists and... [Read more...]

NEW DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

Catalyst September 2014

Marc M. Mullen, Esq. has been appointed the Catholic League’s new director of communications. Marc has been a practicing attorney in New York since 2003. He comes to us from the firm of Kwiatkowski & Kwiatkowski, LLP. He is a graduate of Iona College and Touro Law Center. Active in his Floral Park, Long Island parish, Our Lady of Victory,... [Read more...]

OBAMA REJECTS RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION

Catalyst September 2014

For 20 years, Congress failed to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), suggesting that the legislation must be burdened with more than just a few controversial features. President Clinton and President Bush respected the right of the legislature not to pass the bill, but President Obama is different: he said he signed it because the bill... [Read more...]

NEW ASSAULT ON RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

Catalyst September 2014

Anticipating a loss in the Hobby Lobby case, the Obama administration, together with Congressional Democrats, worked overtime this year on a law that would effectively gut the high court ruling. They also plotted to gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), upon which the case was based. This assault on the First Amendment was recently presented... [Read more...]

BID TO KILL RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FAILS

Catalyst September 2014

Recently, the Senate voted on the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act. The assault on religious liberty lost as the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes necessary to advance this bill. While the outcome is welcome, the fact that a majority of Senators, almost all Democrats, are still bent on eviscerating the religious liberty... [Read more...]

TOO MANY CATHOLICS ON THE BENCH?

Catalyst September 2014

“Once again an all-Catholic, all-male, all-ultra-conservative majority of five has voted en bloc to eviscerate fundamental rights,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor of the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation. Yup. Catholics always conspire to do things “en bloc” (save for Sonia). “Court’s Catholic Justices Attack Women’s... [Read more...]

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