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“THE REAL O’NEALS” FALTERS; DAN SAVAGE GOES MUTE

Catalyst April Issue 2016, Front Page

ABC is in a jam and they know it. “The Real O’Neals” is not only stupid and offensive, it is in deep trouble trying to find an audience. The numbers don’t lie: its ratings always trail the competition on CBS and NBC. A story posted by E! Online in mid-March said that the jury is out on whether “The Real O’Neals”... [Read more...]

LOUISIANA VICTORY

Catalyst April Issue 2016, Front Page

In 2014, the Catholic League signed an amicus brief in support of a Louisiana priest who refused to disclose to the authorities a conversation he had in the confessional. After losing in the State Supreme Court, the State District Court declared that Lousiana law could not force a priest to violate the seal of confession. Kudos to Catholic Action for... [Read more...]

THE NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED

Catalyst April Issue 2016, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Virtually everyone I know is sick and tired of the presidential debates, and it matters not a whit whether the person is a Republican or a Democrat. The general consensus is that the debates have become a circus, a nasty set of exchanges that do little to inform. But, boy, do they entertain. That, unfortunately, is the problem. We... [Read more...]

Will Wilder and Me: The Quest For Literacy

Catalyst April Issue 2016, Essay

Raymond Arroyo You could say that the Will Wilder series, my first foray into fiction, started as a “soap opera.” When they were younger, my children, during bath time would demand original stories for entertainment. To get them to advance to the next step in the bathing process, I would indulge the kids desire for new stories night after... [Read more...]

“THE REAL O’NEALS” WILL DIE

Catalyst April Issue 2016

“The Real O’Neals,” based on the life of a foul-mouthed, raging anti-Catholic bigot, Dan Savage, is blackening up Disney’s Snow White image and tarnishing the reputation of its ABC network as well. Now the corporate boys and girls have a new problem: the show’s ratings. During the March 8 episode of “The Real O’Neals”... [Read more...]

PREVIEWS OF “THE REAL O’NEALS” BOMB

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Bill Donohue comments on the preview episodes of “The Real O’Neals,” which aired last night: “The Real O’Neals,” Disney-ABC’s portrayal of an Irish-Catholic family that was inspired by anti-Catholic bigot Dan Savage, kicked off with two previews last night; it officially debuted March 8. While more sophomoric... [Read more...]

IRISH CENTRAL DEFENDS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Anyone who is vaguely familiar with Irish Central knows it is a pro-Irish, anti-Catholic, website. It regularly trashes the Catholic Church’s teachings on sexuality, and is the leading force seeking to rip the Catholic roots from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It recently defended anti-Catholicism. Dan Savage is a raging anti-Catholic bigot,... [Read more...]

POPE, TRUMP, AND IMMIGRATION

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Recently, Bill Donohue commented on how the media liked to ask Donald Trump to opine about the pope’s position on immigration, but no one wanted to ask Hillary Clinton about the pope’s position on abortion. Soon after, the pope was asked about Trump’s position on immigration. The pope made headlines everywhere for saying, “Trump... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES LIES AGAIN

Catalyst April Issue 2016

The New York Times not only covered up for gay activists gone mad, it lied to its readers. Bill Donohue said “lied” because the Catholic League corrected the record in January, notifying its public editor, Maggie Sullivan, about it. In January, reporter James Barron recounted the events that led up to gay protests of the St. Patrick’s... [Read more...]

ANN COULTER’S CATHOLIC PROBLEM

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Four years ago, Ann Coulter flashed her political IQ by concluding that Mitt Romney was the most conservative candidate in the race. Her new hero is Donald Trump. That’s fine, but what is not okay is her nasty tendency to rant against Catholicism. When the dustup between Trump and Pope Francis recently erupted, Coulter swung into action. She started... [Read more...]

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