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MOTHER ANGELICA R.I.P.

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Mother Angelica died on Easter Sunday at the age of 92. She was, without a doubt, the most influential Catholic television personality of our time. While Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen was the first clergyman to put his imprint on television, Mother Angelica succeeded in a way no one else did: She created the first Catholic media [...]

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JUSTIFYING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Anti-Zionists often say they are not opposed to Jews, just the Israeli state. Some are telling the truth, but others are lying. Similarly, hyper-critics of Catholicism often say they are anti-clerical, but not anti-Catholic. Yes, that is true for some, but not universally so. In both cases, even among those who are not [...]

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BIAS AND BIGOTRY AT THE BBC – PART I

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue This is Part I of a two part series; the June Catalyst will feature Part II. These articles represent an abbreviated version of Donohue's monograph, "BBC Reports on Sexual Abuse: From Jimmy Savile to the Catholic Church." It was sent to the bishops, and to select media outlets in the U.S. and the U.K. [...]

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LEFT-WING WAR ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is waging war on religious liberty. Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that pits the Obama administration against non-profit groups, mostly Catholic, which object to the Health and Human Services mandate. This provision would force religious non-profits to be complicit in support of [...]

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GEORGIA GOV. BOWS TO ELITES

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal decided to veto a religious liberty bill. Soon after, Bill Donohue wrote a Newsmax article on how the left-wing establishment, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the corporate establishment, led by Georgia Prospers, were independently working to crush the Georgia equivalent of the federal Religious Freedom [...]

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ACLU LAWSUIT TOSSED

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The American Civil Liberties Union has been on a tear against the religious liberty of Catholic health care facilities. In a well-greased, coordinated campaign, the ACLU has made it a top priority to force Catholic hospitals to provide "services," like abortion and sterilization, that violate Catholic moral teaching. But their efforts keep getting slapped down by [...]

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ESTABLISHMENT VS. RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article written by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on March 24. The two Democrats running for president are rarely asked to address religious liberty issues, and that is because everyone knows that neither Hillary Clinton nor Sen. Bernie Sanders places much of a premium on such matters. The three Republican candidates are more [...]

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BIGOTRY AND BOMBS MARK EASTER

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On Holy Thursday, an episode of "Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack" on TruTV featured an exchange between two girls about sex. "What does that mean? Do you mean the first time I had vaginal intercourse?" To which it was said, "Yeah. Okay. That's such a Catholic girl question. Yeah. It's a vagina." Comedy Central's "@Midnight with [...]

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ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL INVADED

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Six young people invaded the noon Mass on Easter Sunday. With a bullhorn in hand, a 23-year-old North Carolina teacher screamed, "Only the devil" could create "animals capable of love and joy just so humans can make them suffer and die." Many in the congregation thought that the camera that was strapped to his chest was [...]

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VANDALS STRIKE ON BOTH COASTS

By | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Vandalism against Catholic icons marked the Easter season in New England, while in California the severed head of a statue of St. Junípero Serra that had been missing since October was found. Just days after Easter, Father Frank Silva of St. Margaret's Church in Burlington, Vermont found a statue of the Blessed Mother on church grounds [...]

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