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NEW YORK TIMES WRONG ON CARDINAL DOLAN

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

A recent editorial in the New York Times, "Victims of Priests' Abuse Face a Choice," must be challenged on several counts. Its principal focus is the new initiative by the Archdiocese of New York, the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. This program is designed to deal fairly with claims of clergy sexual abuse. The editorial said [...]

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STOP MACY’S THOUGHT POLICE

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

Below is a copy of the ad that we placed on the op-ed page of the New York Times on October 11.

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POPE ATTACKED ON GENDER IDEOLOGY

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

Pope Francis recently drew a familiar distinction between those individuals who were struggling with their sex identity and those who were pushing a radical agenda. He embraced the former while strongly denouncing the latter. The pope's words are subject to translation discrepancies, thus accounting for the following inconsistencies: "Today there is a global war out to [...]

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YAHOO PLAYING GAMES WITH CATHOLICS

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

Yahoo News sought to manipulate public opinion by promoting the false notion that Pope Francis is at war with Donald Trump. In doing so, it is playing games with Catholics. Recently, on the homepage of Yahoo there was a news story titled, "Trump Goes to War with the Pope"; it featured a picture of Donald Trump [...]

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EXCUSING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

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

There was a time, not too long ago, when Catholics on the left could be expected to at least feign outrage over anti-Catholicism. But no more. Some find excuses for it, while others cheer it on. Few are principled in their discourse, so thoroughly politicized have they become. Such has been the reaction to the Podesta-Wikileaks [...]

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LIES ABOUT RAPIST MEXICAN PRIEST GO VIRAL

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

Recently, the blogosphere lit up with headlines blaring that the Catholic Church in Mexico has exonerated an HIV-infected priest who admitted to raping 30 young girls between the ages of 5 and 10. There was just one problem: According to the Archdiocese of Mexico, this priest doesn't even exist! "There is no record of such a [...]

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AMAZON AND WALMART INSULT CATHOLICS

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

Amazon and Walmart have one standard for transgender persons and one for Catholics: they will not tolerate the slightest insults to the former, but they have no problem offending the latter. Recently, Amazon, Target, and Walmart pulled a "Tranny Granny" Halloween costume, saying it was offensive. It is not certain how many cross-dressers complained, but at [...]

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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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