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BIAS AND BIGOTRY AT THE BBC PART II

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

In her report on the BBC's response to Jimmy Savile, Dame Janet Smith contended that no one at the top of the BBC ever heard about Savile's decades-long history of rape, though much of it occurred on the BBC's premises. If we are to accept her conclusion, then why should we believe that the pope knew [...]

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SEXUAL ABUSE LOBBY IS AGENDA-RIDDEN

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

To see the ad that appeared in the Albany Times-Union on May 2, click here.

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HIGH COURT ORDERS HHS MANDATE COMPROMISE

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to order the lower courts to reconsider the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate. Given the 4-4 split in the high court, this ruling is not altogether a bad decision. Ideally, the justices would have affirmed the religious liberty interests that are central to this lawsuit, Zubik [...]

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GANGING UP ON CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The ACLU has long waged war on Catholics over the issue of abortion. It recently joined with Planned Parenthood to author a report that sounds the alarms over the "news" that one in six hospitals in the nation is Catholic-run. The actual organization that teamed up with the ACLU is MergerWatch, an arm of Family Planning [...]

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CALIF. MEDICAL ASSOC. TEAMS WITH ACLU

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In an unprecedented move, the California Medical Association has filed a motion to join an ACLU lawsuit that would force Catholic hospitals to act in violation of Church moral teaching. The lawsuit, which has already been rejected by a Superior Court in San Francisco, would force Mercy Medical Center in Redding, as well as the 29 [...]

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DISNEY/ABC RENEWS “O’NEALS”

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

For weeks, we have heard about how "The Real O'Neals" was "on the bubble," meaning that no decision had been made to renew or cancel the show. ABC recently made it official—the show has been renewed for the new season. "The O'Neals" consistently performed poorly against its competitors on CBS ("NCIS") and NBC ("The Voice"), though [...]

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“THE O’NEALS” AND TV ADVERTISERS

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Thousands of television advertisers descended on New York City a few weeks ago; they were assessing the crop of shows for the next TV season. The time was ripe for us to restate our objections to the ABC show, "The Real O'Neals." If these advertising executives are at all objective, they will want to drop this [...]

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POPE BACKS FRENCH CARDINAL

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In mid-May, when Pope Francis was interviewed by the French media, he was asked if he backs Cardinal Philippe Barbarin; the Archbishop of Lyon is under investigation for his handling of a molesting priest. Many in the media ran with sensational headlines, but the pope stood his ground and defended the civil liberties of the archbishop. [...]

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WASHINGTON POST RIPS CHURCH ON ABUSE

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Washington Post is angered that a Vatican tribunal on bishops has not yet been established; the panel will be charged with investigating bishops who have been accused of acting irresponsibly in their handling of priestly sexual abuse. It also criticizes American bishops for working against proposed state laws that would suspend or eliminate the statute [...]

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DONOHUE REPLIES TO WASHINGTON POST

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Washington Post editorial, "Obstruction on Child Sex Abuse" [April 20], leaves the impression that Pope Francis is not serious about the Vatican tribunal on wayward bishops, and that American bishops are not serious about priestly sexual abuse. It fails to note that it was only 10 months ago that the pope announced his decision to [...]

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