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MEDIA STILL BASHING PHYLLIS SCHLAFLY

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article written by Bill Donohue was recently published by CNSNews.com. Ten years ago, when liberal activist Betty Friedan died, the media greeted the news with bouquets. But there are no accolades being bestowed by the media for conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, who died on Labor Day. Indeed, the disparate treatment is stunning. When Friedan [...]

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CLEMSON RESTRICTS PRAYER ON CAMPUS

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A local resident wandered on to the campus of Clemson University, sat down on a folding chair, and held up a sign reading, "PRAYER." A student saw the man, sat down next to him, and joined him in prayer. An administrator from the university saw what was happening and proceeded to do his duty: he informed [...]

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CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE GAMBIT FAILS

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Advocacy campaigns, especially when conducted in the print media, are very expensive. Fortunately, whether they work or not is not hard to determine: if they generate a lot of  controversy, they work; if not, they fail. Catholics for Choice's (CFC) latest effort is a monumental failure. Two days after its print advertisement blitz in several newspapers, [...]

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JUDGE HAMMERS SNAP

By | October 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We note with relish a recent ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Carol E. Jackson: she dropped the hammer on the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). On several occasions, we have revealed SNAP executive director David Clohessy to be a professed liar who runs a phony "victims group"; its real goal is to [...]

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MACY’S FIRES CATHOLIC; TERMINATED FOR HIS BELIEFS

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Macy's has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights. We jumped on this issue immediately, thanks to a tip by the attorney who is handling this case, Raymond Nardo. In May, Javier Chavez, Senior Store Detective at the Macy's store in [...]

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MSGR. LYNN RELEASED

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Last month, the Pennsylvania court system tossed out the unjust conviction of Msgr. William Lynn over his handling of sexual abuse allegations against other priests. It was the third time it had done so. Yet the Philadelphia District Attorney vowed—for the third time—to pursue the discredited case. The judge set a date, May 1, 2017, for [...]

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POLITICALLY HOMELESS CATHOLICS

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Historically, the Republican Party has been associated with Protestants, and the Democrats have been the choice of Catholics. "From the 1840s, when Democratic ward-heelers greeted the first great waves of Catholic immigrants on the wharves of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and other East Coast cities," writes political scientist George McKenna, "Catholics found [...]

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MOTHER TERESA’S CRITICS UNDONE

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Thomas C. Reeves In 2003, Pope John Paul II beatified world-famous Mother Teresa. On September 4, she will be canonized. Bill Donohue, long-time president of the Catholic League, examined the extensive literature on the topic and discovered nothing that directly supported Mother Teresa's critics. Donohue, as always, is careful with his research (the footnoting is extensive), [...]

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DEMOCRATS BRAG ABOUT ABORTION

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Over the past decade, there has been a raging argument in pro-abortion circles over messaging: Should they be discreet talking about abortion, or should they wear their pride on their sleeves? Recently, the latter path was on display at the Democratic National Convention. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards was the first speaker at this event to [...]

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DNC INVITES LENA DUNHAM TO SPEAK

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Democratic Party Platform had some strongly worded statements underscoring the need to protect women's rights. Yet one of the speakers at the recent Democratic National Convention was actress Lena Dunham. In 2014, Dunham wrote a book, Not That Kind of Girl, about growing up on Long Island. She explained how she fondled her one-year-old sister: [...]

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