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DAILY NEWS ACTS RESPONSIBLY

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the New York Post and the Jewish Forward reported on an Orthodox yeshiva in Brooklyn that agreed to pay $2.1 million in a child sexual abuse settlement. The case involved Rabbi Joel Kolko, a senior rabbi, who was charged with molesting two boys at the Jewish day school. This was not the first time that [...]

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SMITHSONIAN REDISCOVERS RELIGION

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Smithsonian has hired its first religious curator since the 1890s. "Peter Manseau was born for the job," says the Washington Post. "The son of a priest and a nun," the story notes, "Manseau was meant to be a scholar making sense of history." For five years, he will oversee new exhibitions on American religious history, [...]

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OBAMA TWICE INSULTS CATHOLICS

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Late night talk-show hosts are known for their edgy comedic routines, and for the most part, they learn not to cross the line. There are two hosts, however, who make it a habit to cross the line, especially when it comes to Catholics: Samantha Bee and Bill Maher. These are the same two foul-mouthed anti-Catholic bigots [...]

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OBAMA’S EDITED REMARKS ON RELIGION

By | December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Not all of the comments made by President Obama in his interview with Bill Maher on November 4 were aired on Maher's HBO show. Fortunately, the ones that were cut are available on YouTube. Here are some statements made by Obama that were not aired: "I think we should foster a culture in which people's private [...]

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CLINTON IMPLICATED; ANTI-CATHOLICISM SURFACES

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In October, a batch of emails released by Wikileaks implicated Hillary Clinton in a serious anti-Catholic campaign conducted by her top aides. Bill Donohue seized on this issue, taking advantage of many national media opportunities. Two related stories surfaced: the one from 2011 involves Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton's communications director; the one from 2012 involves her campaign [...]

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FR. EICHNER RESIGNS

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Father Philip Eichner has resigned as chairman of the board of the Catholic League. A new chairman will be chosen shortly. Fr. Eichner held this position since 1992 and was largely responsible for hiring Bill Donohue the next year as president and CEO. Donohue worked closely with him, and offered the following statement regarding his resignation. [...]

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WOMEN’S MORAL DESCENT

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In every society throughout history, young men have been the most violent, risk-taking, promiscuous, and reckless segment of society. If men have been the most morally destitute, women have been, or at least are expected to be, the most temperate. But that hasn't been true for some time, and now it is clear [...]

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CATHOLICS IN AMERICA

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Russell Shaw Russell Shaw, Catholics in America (Ignatius Press, 2016) Who says Catholics don't have a presence in today's American politics to match the presence they once had? It all depends on which Catholics—and what version of Catholicism—you have in mind. As their vice-presidential candidate for 2016 the Democrats offered us Tim Kaine, a Catholic senator [...]

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MACY’S STONEWALLS CUSTOMERS

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When Macy's fired store detective Javier Chavez for his convictions, not his deeds—he believes men should use the men's room—it displayed an intolerance that is characteristic of totalitarian rulers. Quite simply, thought control is un-American. Our public relations campaign against the corporate giant has triggered an avalanche of complaints against Macy's. The official response by the [...]

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MACY’S SORDID HISTORY: AFRICAN AMERICANS

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In December 2013, Halim Sharif, a club promoter from Mount Vernon, N.Y. filed suit against Macy's, saying he was singled out and detained after buying a $2,400 Louis Vuitton bag. The store's alarm went off as he exited, he said, but it also went off as a half-dozen white customers exited, and they were not stopped. [...]

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