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ARE CATHOLICS CONFLICTED ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY?

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

A new Pew Research Center survey on religious liberty found that the public is split on the question of whether businesses that provide wedding services should be able to refuse same-sex couples if the owner has religious objections: 48% are in agreement and 49% are not. Catholics believe, by a margin of 54% to 43%, that [...]

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POLITICS EXPLAINS “O’NEALS” 2nd SEASON

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

Anyone who thinks that money alone drives Hollywood doesn't understand the role that ideology plays. For instance, we've known for years that "G" and "PG" movies fare better at the box office than "R" rated films, yet the sages in Tinseltown continue to offer the trash that often marks the latter. That's because they can: they [...]

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DISNEY IS NOT OPPOSED TO BIGOTRY

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

Recently, Disney, responding to complaints, pulled a Halloween costume that was branded offensive. The boy's costume, which depicted Maui, a well respected figure in Polynesian oral tradition, was seen by some Pacific Islanders as akin to blackface; Maui is a character in the upcoming Disney film, Moana. The costume featured brown pants and a long-sleeved shirt [...]

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ACLU “NAZIS” PURSUED HENRY HYDE

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

On September 30, the day that the pro-life community honored the late Rep. Henry Hyde—the Hyde Amendment was passed 40 years ago on that day—it is worth recalling how the ACLU adopted Nazi-like tactics trying to destroy this great Catholic statesman. [The following account is found in the first of Bill Donohue's two books on the [...]

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WHY COSMO AND GLAMOUR LOVE ABORTION

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

September 30 marked the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amend-ment, the law that bans federal funding of abortion. Anyone who values life should toast Rep. Henry Hyde: he was one of the most brilliant and courageous pro-life leaders in American history. Predictably, the pro-abortion industry—Planned Parenthood, NARAL, Feminist Majority, NOW—all condemned him on September 30. Less [...]

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SOROS FUNDS PRO-ABORTION MARCH

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

Recently, there was a March for Choice in Dublin and in 16 other cities; events were held in 11 nations, including Ireland. Its proximate goal is to force the repeal of Ireland's Eighth Amendment that bans abortion; its long-term goal is to secure abortion-on-demand in other Catholic European countries. The money behind this effort is coming [...]

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BIGOTRY MARS H.S. GAME; SCOTTSDALE PROBE LAUNCHED

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

Two related anti-Catholic incidents took place over Labor Day weekend involving a high school football game in Scottsdale, Arizona. After parents complained, and the Catholic League contacted school officials, an investigation was launched. We were pleased with the response. Our cause for concern was twofold: prior to a football game between Notre Dame Prep and Desert [...]

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BIAS INFECTS YAHOO

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

Bill Donohue was checking out Internet stories on a Saturday morning when he noticed a prominently posted news story found on Yahoo on August 27: He found a news story on the homepage of Yahoo that was puzzling. Titled, "Trump Goes to War with the Pope," it featured a picture of Donald Trump at a podium. [...]

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SOROS-FUNDED CATHOLIC LEFT IS DISHONEST

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

Catholics are as divided as the rest of the nation when it comes to voting, and many look to activist Catholic groups for guidance. While there are good people on both sides, not every organization that adopts the Catholic label is to be trusted. For the record, I am not talking about entities that lean left [...]

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MOTHER ANGELICA’S EXTRAORDINARY WITNESS

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

Rick Hinshaw Raymond Arroyo, Mother Angelica: Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy (New York: Image, 2016) In his previous biography on Mother Angelica, Raymond Arroyo brought us into personal contact with her extraordinary life. He took us through not only her remarkable accomplishments, but the seemingly insurmountable challenges she had to overcome in [...]

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