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POPE ON GAYS AND WOMEN

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

The Advocate, an influential gay publication, has named Pope Francis “Person of the Year.” It reached its conclusion by citing the pope’s remark, “If someone is gay and seeks the Lord with good will, who am I to judge?” This comment is directly consistent with the Church’s teachings on the subject. “They [homosexuals]... [Read more...]

DE BLASIO SHUTS OUT PRIESTS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio recently announced the appointment of 60 New York leaders to his transition committee. He instructed them to “identify women and men from every part of our city and walk of life” that want a better New York. He lied. Also lying was Transition Co-Chair Jennifer Jones Austin, who said that committee members “come... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA UNDER FIRE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

John Garvey, the brilliant and courageous president of the Catholic University of America, went under fire for accepting a generous grant from the Charles Koch Foundation. He wisely stood his ground. The real story here was not the money being given to Catholic University by successful entrepreneurs; it was the source of the money being given to those... [Read more...]

CONGRATULATIONS, POPE FRANCIS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

Recently, Pope Francis was named “Person of the Year” by Time magazine. No one deserves this honor more than Pope Francis. It is worth repeating what we said about him just a month after he was chosen as the new pope. The following is the lead paragraph in our April 15 New York Times op-ed page ad, titled, “LEAD US, HOLY FATHER”: “As... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S CENTRAL PARK NATIVITY SCENE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014, Front Page

On December 13, a life-size crèche, paid for by the Catholic League, was erected on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue, right in the heart of New York City. There is much confusion about this issue. The courts have made it clear that the display of religious symbols in a municipal building, or on a courthouse lawn, must be accompanied by secular... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS SWEEPS WINNERS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014

A member from Batavia, IL won first prize in our Christmas sweepstakes. Second place went to a member from St. Petersburg, Florida. Ludlow Falls, OH is home to the member who took third place. Members from Warren, New Jersey and Alsip, Illinois picked up the fourth and fifth place prizes respectively. Sixth and seventh place went to members from Fort... [Read more...]

THE HOW AND WHY OF ROE’S RADICAL MANDATE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2014, Book Review

RICK HINSHAW Clarke D. Forsythe, Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v. Wade (New York: Encounter Books, 2013) With his extensive background in law, Clarke Forsythe, senior counsel at Americans United for Life, seems the ideal author for a detailed overview of Roe v. Wade. In Abuse of Discretion, he does not disappoint, providing a comprehensive... [Read more...]

JUSTICE IN OKLAHOMA; SOLDIER’S RIGHTS RESTORED

Catalyst December Issue 2013, Front Page

Within hours of registering a formal complaint with the top Army brass at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a female Catholic soldier’s rights were restored. More important, reforms were immediately put into place guaranteeing the religious liberty rights of Catholics on the base. After learning that a female soldier enrolled in Advanced Individual Training... [Read more...]

BEATING BACK SCROOGE

Catalyst December Issue 2013, Front Page

The Catholic League’s enormous Times Square billboard (click here) sends a message that is both joyful and serious: Christians will not allow the Scrooges in our society to stop us from honoring Jesus. Scrooges are trying to censor Christmas again. In Bordentown, New Jersey the superintendent of schools initially sought to ban religious Christmas... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CHRIST

Catalyst December Issue 2013, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Even though roughly 80 percent of Americans are Christian, 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Can non-Christians and non-believers really celebrate Christmas? To some extent they can, just the same way those who are not Irish can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: they can partake in the fun aspects of it, but that’s it. At bottom,... [Read more...]

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