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GEORGE WILL’S SLAM ON HUCKABEE FAILS

Catalyst June Issue 2015

George Will’s atheism got the best of him—not for the first time—when he recently unloaded on presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Huckabee. Among the several things that bother Will about Huckabee was his remark, “We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity.” One does not have to be a Southern Baptist minister to... [Read more...]

CHARLIE HEBDO CARTOONIST QUITS

Catalyst June Issue 2015

A few weeks ago, Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Renald Luzier, more popularly known as Luz, revealed that he would not be drawing Muhammad anymore. Soon after making this announcement, he also revealed that he is leaving the publication. His resignation will take effect this Septemer. Luz became a Hall of Fame cartoonist when he put his portrayal of Muhammad... [Read more...]

HILLARY TO CHURCH—CHANGE ON ABORTION

Catalyst June Issue 2015

Recently, Hillary Clinton delivered a speech at the Women in the World Summit in New York City. It was not surprising that Hillary Clinton, who strongly opposes a ban on partial-birth abortion, would tell her feminist audience that she supports Planned Parenthood. What was surprising was her comment on the need to change religious beliefs on abortion.... [Read more...]

BOBBY JINDAL GETS IT

Catalyst June Issue 2015

A few weeks ago, an op-ed written by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was featured in the New York Times. Governor Bobby Jindal is more than a practicing Catholic—he is a man who will not change his “faith-driven view” of marriage, even if other public officials are willing to do so. Nor should he. His recent statement on behalf of marriage... [Read more...]

APPALLING LACK OF CONCERN FOR CHRISTIANS

Catalyst June Issue 2015

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on April 29: “Why Doesn’t the Left Advocate for Persecuted Christians?” That is the question recently raised by Lucia Annunziata in the Italian edition of the Huffington Post. Annunziata is a courageous woman—it takes guts for an atheist journalist to call out her friends... [Read more...]

NEWSWEEK SHOCKED THAT POPE WON’T CHANGE

Catalyst June Issue 2015

Just recently, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage. For some reason, Newsweek thought that this would entice the pope to change on this subject. For example, here is what Newsweek tweeted a few weeks ago: “Pope Francis still is against gay marriage even as the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments.” It showed a... [Read more...]

KANSAS CITY STAR GETS INTRUSIVE

Catalyst June Issue 2015

Kansas City Star editorial writer Yael T. Abouhalkah’s mother should have told her son to mind his own business. He writes for the notoriously anti-Catholic newspaper, the Kansas City Star, and recently lectured Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas about his decision to have Bishop Robert Finn preside at two ordinations that took... [Read more...]

LOUIS C.K. HAS CHILD RAPE ON HIS MIND

Catalyst June Issue 2015

During a recent episode of “Saturday Night Live,” Louis C.K. said the following about child molesters: “Child molesters are very tenacious people,” Louis C.K. told the SNL audience. “They love molesting childs [sic]—it’s crazy. It’s like their favorite thing! It’s so crazy, because when you consider... [Read more...]

OBAMA NEEDS A REALITY CHECK

Catalyst June Issue 2015

A couple of weeks ago, President Obama spoke at the Catholic-Evangelical Leadership Summit on Overcoming Poverty at Georgetown University. Much of what President Obama said about poverty was insightful and accurate, but he made some statements that deserve a rejoinder. President Obama clearly understands, intellectually, the need for character formation... [Read more...]

VIACOM’S OFFENSIVE “SACRED HEART” AD

Catalyst June Issue 2015

Viacom has long been known for its anti-Catholic fare on Comedy Central and other networks. The Catholic League has dealt with them many times, both before and after their split with CBS. And Bill Donohue treasures the letters from head honcho Sumner Redstone defending bigotry as purely a free speech issue. Recently Viacom pushed new buttons: their... [Read more...]

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