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TRUMP VOWS TO PROTECT CHRISTIANITY

Catalyst March Issue 2016

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump went on a tear at Liberty University. “We’re going to protect Christianity,” he said. This needs to be done because “Christianity is under siege.” He noted that in Syria, “if you’re Christian, they’re chopping heads, they’re under siege!” Aside from addressing... [Read more...]

TRUMP’S SPOKESWOMAN MUST APOLOGIZE

Catalyst March Issue 2016

On December 18, 2011, Donald Trump’s national spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson sent the following tweet: “Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church was started by Jesus. I bet they believe that too.” No one makes a comment like this without harboring an animus against Catholicism. It would be instructive to... [Read more...]

IS DONALD TRUMP ANTI-CATHOLIC?

Catalyst March Issue 2016

The Catholic League never condemns anyone for expressing disagreement, in a reasonable manner, with a public policy position taken by the Catholic Church or a Church leader. Thus we have no reason to condemn Donald Trump for simply expressing his disagreement with Pope Francis on the issue of immigration. Yet we have the spectacle of Niall O’Dowd,... [Read more...]

ELITE DON’T GET TRUMP’S APPEAL

Catalyst March Issue 2016

The following article by Bill Donohue was recently published by Newsmax. In 1972, Pauline Kael, film critic for the New Yorker, famously said after the presidential election, “I can’t believe Nixon won. I don’t know anyone who voted for him.” Following the New Hampshire primary, former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu said,... [Read more...]

TRUMP COMMENTS ON DONOHUE

Catalyst March Issue 2016

Following Bill Donohue’s interview with CNN’s Mike Smerconish on February 13, Donald Trump twice tweeted on his performance, as well as on his Newsmax article (above): “A very big thank you to Bill Donohue, head of The Catholic League, for the wonderful interview on @CNN and article in Newsmax! Great insight.” “Nice column... [Read more...]

CARDINAL WUERL ADDRESSES VIOLENCE

Catalyst March Issue 2016

At President Obama’s State of the Union address, there was an empty seat, purposely set aside, in the First Lady’s guest box: it represented the victims of gun violence. Those who are seriously interested in this issue might want to ponder the cultural reasons why violence is so prevalent in our society. Cardinal Wuerl offered great insight... [Read more...]

CHILD-ABUSING BIGOTS ENDORSE HILLARY

Catalyst March Issue 2016

NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. It supports letting infants born of a botched abortion die unattended by doctors. Hillary said she was “honored” by the endorsement. The vast majority of Americans are opposed to the current abortion policy which allows abortions to be performed... [Read more...]

OBAMA OPPOSES RELIGIOUS PROFILING?

Catalyst March Issue 2016

President Obama implored us to “reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion.” Regrettably, his opposition to religious profiling cannot be taken seriously. If anything, his administration has contributed to it. The Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate is a classic case of religious profiling. Not only does it cherry... [Read more...]

SCALIA CHAMPIONED RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catalyst March Issue 2016

The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a setback for religious liberty; he was one of its greatest defenders. We are happy to report that Bill Donohue came to his defense right at the start of the new year. In a speech before Catholic youth in Louisiana, Scalia said that the Constitution was never meant to be neutral about religion.... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FRIGHTENS SECULARISTS

Catalyst March Issue 2016

January 16 was Religious Freedom Day, a day that most Americans are proud to support. There were some, however, who were frightened by it. Frederick Clarkson was frightened. He is the author of When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right,an analysis of Christian legal organizations and their impact on society. His... [Read more...]

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