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PA CATHOLIC LAWMAKERS CRY FOUL

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

They are crying foul. What is really foul is the basis of the complaint made by Pennsylvania Catholic lawmakers: they are upset that priests are calling them out for working against their own religion. In Pennsylvania, as in virtually all states, if a bill to lift the statute of limitations on offenses involving the sexual abuse [...]

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.01% OF CLERGY ARE ABUSERS

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the 2015 Annual Report on clergy sexual abuse was released by the National Review Board of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015, there were seven substantiated allegations against clergy for the sexual abuse of minors that were made by current minors. Given that the data covered [...]

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POPE’S REMARKS ABOUT GAYS DISTORTED

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Pope Francis made some remarks about gays while he was aboard the papal plane from Armenia to Rome. The following media outlets reported, either in the headline or in the story, that the pope recently said the Catholic Church owes gays an apology: New York Times, AP, Washington Post, ABC News, CNN, USA Today, New [...]

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REACTION TO TERRORISTS VARIES BY RELIGION

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It took three stories in the New York Times on Muslim killer Omar Mateen before he was identified as a Muslim. When Robert Dear killed three persons in a Planned Parenthood clinic last year, the first word in the New York Times headline was "Religion"; the reader quickly learned that Dear was Christian. Thomas Sowell correctly [...]

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POOL HOURS FOR (JEWISH) WOMEN ARE FAIR

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Since the 1990s, a public swimming pool in an Hasidic community in Brooklyn has set aside a number of hours per week to allow women-only sessions. Recently, after one person complained, New York's Commission on Human Rights told the Parks Department that the policy was illegal. The policy was quickly reinstated after Assemblyman Dov Hikind protested; [...]

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“FEELINGS” GOVERN TRANSGENDER POLICIES

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was recently published by Newsmax. Looks like old Descartes got it wrong. "Cogito ergo sum," or, "I think therefore I am," has been superseded by "Sentio ergo sum," or, "I feel therefore I am." Welcome to the post-Oprah world of feelings. "Follow your feelings. If it feels right, move forward. [...]

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“JESUS’ WIFE” HOAX VERIFIED

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article written by Bill Donohue was recently published by CNSNews.com. In 2012, Harvard professor Karen L. King told the world that we need to rethink Jesus' alleged celibacy. In all likelihood, she concluded, Jesus had a wife. Her evidence? She was in possession of a fragment of papyrus that was inscribed with the words, [...]

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ABUSE LOBBY UPENDED; AGENDA EXPOSED

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The sexual abuse lobby, comprised of professional victims' advocates, descended on Albany, the New York capital, on May 3-4. But we beat them to the punch on May 2 with a full-page ad in the Albany Times-Union, exposing their agenda. They came from several states, all seeking to convince lawmakers that they need to lift the [...]

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TENNESSEE TRIUMPH

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Tennessee lawmakers recently voted to defund the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee. Last December, we asked them to commence an investigation of this office. On December 4, Bill Donohue wrote to all members of the Tennessee legislature who oversee education at state institutions. He asked that they establish a committee that [...]

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LOOKING BACK

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

July 1 marks my 23rd anniversary as president of the Catholic League. As such, now is a good time to reflect on our record. One of the raps on the Catholic League has been that we are too tough and too pugnacious. That we are tough and pugnacious is true, but that we are inordinately so [...]

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