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TWO REPORTS CITE CHRISTIAN ANNIHILATION

Catalyst December Issue 2015

We know that people of every religion are being targeted for murder and plunder in many parts of the world, and that the Communist regimes in China and North Korea are hotbeds of Christian persecution. But nothing compares to what is happening in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Quite simply, we are witnessing the annihilation of the Christian people. The... [Read more...]

UNEVEN TREATMENT OF SEXUAL ABUSE

Catalyst December Issue 2015

The movie “Spotlight” opened in November and quickly became fodder for more disinformation about the scandal in the Boston Archdiocese and beyond. Pages 6-7 address this issue. For a more complete analysis see pages 10-12. The media have pushed “Spotlight,” the movie that recently opened about the Boston Globe team that exposed... [Read more...]

CRUX WRITER SMACKS OF DISHONESTY

Catalyst December Issue 2015

Margery Eagan has a long history of ripping the Catholic Church, but her latest salvo shows how utterly unhinged she has become. Her article, “The Church’s Sexual Abuse Crisis is Not Over,” was posted on Crux, a website that reports on Catholic news. Eagan was delighted that the movie “Spotlight,” keeps the scandal in the... [Read more...]

“SPOTLIGHT” LAWYER IS NO HERO

Catalyst December Issue 2015

Stanley Tucci plays church-suing attorney Mitchell Garabedian in “Spotlight,” the film about the sexual abuse scandal in the Boston Archdiocese. Tucci, who has never met Garabedian, calls him “the unsung hero” of this story. He also says the lawyer “cares about these victims.” It is too bad Garabedian cares not a... [Read more...]

LOUSY JOURNALISM ON “SPOTLIGHT”

Catalyst December Issue 2015

“Spotlight,” which recently opened, has been heralded as an example of solid journalism, the kind of movie that should be shown in college journalism classes. Ironically, many journalists who have touted the movie have proved just how lousy they are at their craft. Journalists for the following media outlets got their facts wrong: New York... [Read more...]

BOSTON GLOBE REEKS OF BIAS

Catalyst December Issue 2015

On the front page of the Metro Section in a recent edition of the Boston Globe, there was a story about the movie “Spotlight” that smacks of bias and gullibility; the former is driving the latter. Lisa Wangsness relied on Terence McKiernan of Bishop Accountability for her data. She wrote that he told her that “the bishops could have... [Read more...]

When the Pope Tried to Kill Hitler

Catalyst December Issue 2015, Book Review

Ronald J. Rychlak Pope Pius XII and the Nazis: far too many writers have wandered into this fascinating subject without bringing anything new to the table. Many of the late pope’s critics have simply repeated information that appeared in already discredited books and articles, but even some supporters have done little more than parrot earlier... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES MALIGNS SAINT; NO EVIDENCE PROVIDED

Catalyst November Issue 2015, Front Page

On September 30, when Bill Donohue read a New York Times front-page story on Saint Junípero Serra, he could hardly believe his eyes. The 17th century priest, who championed the rights of Indians, had just been canonized by Pope Francis the week before. So it came as a shock to read that he was accused of torturing Indians. As Catholic League members... [Read more...]

SYNOD SHOWS SPUNK

Catalyst November Issue 2015, Front Page

The Synod of Bishops has concluded in Rome. Occasionally contentious, it succeeded in addressing a wide range of issues that touch on the family. Most agree that a lot of spunk was shown. Pope Francis will have the final say. The Holy Father got the Synod off to a good start with his opening homily. The subject was marriage. Here is an excerpt: “He... [Read more...]

PLAYBOY DECLARES VICTORY

Catalyst November Issue 2015, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue [Editor’s note: This is a slightly longer version of an article that first appeared online at Newsmax.] If they want to keep their jobs, the girls at Playboy have to put their clothes back on (or at least their pants). As reported in the October 13 edition of the New York Times, that is the considered judgment of the magazine’s... [Read more...]

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