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SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Earlier this year, President Barack Obama established a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. We commend him for that, but more needs to be done. Colleges and universities need to get up to speed with the progress made by the Catholic Church in combating sexual assault. Moreover, public officials, beginning with President Obama,... [Read more...]

PASADENA’S PR PROBLEM

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Bill Donohue visited Pasadena in the 1990s and found it to be a great city. Unfortunately, its reputation has been tarnished by a series of blunders, all made by public institutions. Filmmaker Dustin Lance Black contends he was invited to give this year’s commencement address at Pasadena City College (PCC), and was then disinvited because a video... [Read more...]

PRAYER AT COUNCIL MEETINGS AFFIRMED

Catalyst June Issue 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling quite properly considered, and rejected, a challenge to the customary prayers that are said at town council meetings across the nation. These prayers are ceremonial in nature, and, as former Chief Justice Warren Burger said, they are “deeply embedded in the history and tradition of the country.”... [Read more...]

KERRY’S DISTURBING RELIGION REMARKS

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry congratulated the U.S. Embassy staff in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on May 1 for promoting “a universal message about the rights of people to be free, about democracy, about the ability of people to be able to choose their government and not be oppressed when they speak out or say something.” He should have stopped... [Read more...]

CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER HONORED IN NYC

Catalyst June Issue 2014

In 1970, a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister went to his hotel room after his concert to get his autograph. He came to the door naked and then sexually abused the 14-year-old in front of her sister. He was sentenced to a one-to-three-year prison sentence, but only served three months. On May 19, he was honored in New York City by the Parents... [Read more...]

SUPPORT NINA SHEA

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Bill Donohue was asked by Nina Shea, the Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, to sign a “Pledge of Solidarity and Call to Action” expressing support for persecuted Christians around the globe. “No one has done a better job calling attention to this problem than Nina Shea,” he said. “She... [Read more...]

HOLOCAUST SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT GONE AWRY

Catalyst June Issue 2014

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on May 9: After it was learned that a Southern California eighth-grade class was asked to debate the reality of the Holocaust, a firestorm ensued. Apologies followed, and pledges were forthcoming from the Rialto Unified School District not to let this happen again. While it may not happen... [Read more...]

POPE TIES LIFE ISSUES TO JUSTICE

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Recently, Pope Francis met with U.N. officials, led by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The media are already gushing over the pope’s call for a redistribution of wealth, but they are downplaying his remarks on abortion and euthanasia. And what he said about the economic responsibilities of wealthy nations is, quite frankly, old stuff. Indeed, he... [Read more...]

MAKING GOD ILLEGAL

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Militant atheists have a new goal: they object to students hearing the name of God in the Pledge of Allegiance. No atheist has to say the Pledge, or utter the dreaded words, “under God”—it is optional—but that is not enough: they want to stop others from saying it. The American Humanist Association is suing a New Jersey school district... [Read more...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD MOCKS NUNS

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Just a few weeks ago in Seattle, Planned Parenthood  staged “Bar Nun Bingo” at Poquitos in the Capitol Hill neighborhood; two days later, it held another “Bar Nun Bingo,” this time at the downtown Pike Brewing Company. Both fund-raising events bashed nuns, and were led by the demonstrably anti-Catholic gay group, Sisters of... [Read more...]

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