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LYING FOR CUOMO

Catalyst March Issue 2014

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s spokesman recently responded to criticism over Gov. Cuomo’s statement about “extreme conservatives.” Gov. Cuomo has continued to give legs to the controversy over a remark he made a short time ago on the radio. Instead of apologizing, he has dug himself in deeper. In the radio interview, Cuomo... [Read more...]

DE BLASIO DEFENDS CUOMO’S RANT

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Recently, Gov. Cuomo railed against what he called “extreme conservatives” who are “pro-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay.” He said such persons “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Soon after Cuomo’s offensive remarks, NYC Mayor de Blasio said he agreed with... [Read more...]

The Future Church: Explaining Our Beliefs

Catalyst March Issue 2014, Book Review

Rick Hinshaw Michael Coren, The Future of Catholicism, (Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart, 2013) “The future Church must explain why it thinks what it thinks.” In that one sentence Michael Coren encapsulates, in my view, both the essence and the great challenge for the Church and for all Catholics in our mission to teach and evangelize... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS WARS ABATE; PROGRESS EVIDENT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014, Front Page

There are signs that the “War on Christmas” is abating. That the Catholic League has had something to do with it is questioned by no one. In 2013, we laid down our anchor, sending a message to militant atheists: we will not allow you to occupy the public square unanswered. To be specific, we displayed a gigantic Christmas billboard in Times... [Read more...]

MSGR. LYNN FREED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014, Front Page

Two days after Christmas, a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned the conviction of Philadelphia Monsignor William Lynn; he was later released on bail. Msgr. Lynn should never have been prosecuted in the first place: he was charged ex post facto; a 2007 amendment to the 1972 Pennsylvania child endangerment statute had no application to him. The guilty... [Read more...]

APES AND ABORTION

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue For many decades, Steven Wise has been promoting the rights of apes. To be specific, he would like to see chimpanzees awarded “legal personhood.” He is most known for championing the Great Ape Legal Project, seeking to represent little King Kongs in court. Last month, on December 2, he got a little closer to his dream:... [Read more...]

POPE STEPS LEFT AND RIGHT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on November 27: Pope Francis has an uncanny ability to excite the passions of the left and the right; he has done so again in his apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel.” The pope begins by outlining his principal interest, evangelization, calling on us to avoid being... [Read more...]

HHS MANDATE QUESTIONED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

On New Year’s Eve, just hours before the Health and Human Services mandate went into effect, forcing Catholic entities to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization in their health plans, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor halted the edict until the Obama administration responded to her order. Archbishop Joseph E.... [Read more...]

CANCEL BILL MAHER

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Special Note to Members by Bill Donohue There is no bigger anti-Catholic bigot in the entertainment industry than Bill Maher. We have detailed some of his assaults branding all priests as child rapists going back to the 1990s (please go to our website to read our report). The final straw came on November 22 when he invited another raving anti-Catholic... [Read more...]

WHY ACLU IS SUING USCCB

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Recently, a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In 2010, a pregnant woman went to a Catholic hospital after her water broke. She later claimed that she was never appraised of possible dangers to her health, and the option of choosing an abortion. The ACLU is... [Read more...]

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