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SUPPORT GIVEN TO AMISH MOVEMENT

Catalyst December Issue 2014

Bill Donohue was recently asked by the Respect Amish movement, a grassroots effort in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to have the Catholic League join its cause; the goal is to stop religious discrimination and bigotry directed by “reality TV” at Amish culture. We were happy to lend our support, lining up with the Diocese of Harrisburg. By... [Read more...]

CHRISTIANS VICTIMIZED ABROAD AND AT HOME

Catalyst December Issue 2014

A couple of weeks ago, the 2014 Report on “Religious Freedom in the World” was published by Aid to the Church in Need, a Pontifical Foundation entity. Aid to the Church in Need monitors religious liberty around the world. Its latest report covered the period October 2012 to June 2014. It concluded that of the world’s 196 countries,... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD BILLBOARD

Catalyst December Issue 2014

This billboard [click here] will be located in Los Angeles on Pico Boulevard, west of Fairfax Avenue. It will be on display December 1 – December 28.  Read More →

Catholic Feasts: Learning the Faith through Celebration

Catalyst December Issue 2014, Book Review

Rick Hinshaw Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics (New York: Image, 2014)  While the feasts of the Catholic Church might “seem to be a crazy quilt of customs,” they are in reality so much more than that – if we take the time to understand their origins, their meanings, and what... [Read more...]

FLORIDA BISHOP RIPPED BY FOES; DISSIDENTS ON THE MARCH

Catalyst November Issue 2014, Front Page

Dissident lay Catholics in Southwest Florida, along with some priests, have declared war on Bishop Frank Dewane. He is the Bishop of Venice and is by all accounts a loyal son of the Church. Which is why they are out to get him. Dewane is drawing the ire of Catholic malcontents, and ex-Catholics, because of his orthodoxy. His critics are largely drawn... [Read more...]

BIGOTED LAWYER LOSES

Catalyst November Issue 2014, Front Page

The Supreme Court of Wisconsin recently responded to the 2011 grievance filed by the Catholic League against attorney Rebekah M. Nett. We asked that she be investigated for making stridently anti-Catholic remarks against United States Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher, and others. We are happy to report that she has lost her license for a year. The formal... [Read more...]

GAYS AND GAY ACTIVISTS

Catalyst November Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 percent of Americans are homosexual. Yet that very small minority projects an influence on our culture that is extraordinary. A few years back, gay reporters at the New York Times were bragging how many of them were working on front-page stories. Hollywood studios employ a significant... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES UNITE

Catalyst November Issue 2014, Essay

Bill Donohue Alliances are formed on the basis of mutual interests and needs, and the religious conservative alliance is no exception. There were forces external to each religious community, as well as forces within each community, that made the alliance possible. While today Catholic traditionalists, evangelical Protestants, Orthodox Jews, and others... [Read more...]

HOLY SEE REPLIES TO U.N. COMMITTEE

Catalyst November Issue 2014

Recently, the Holy See replied to a report issued earlier this year by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. The Holy See took this U.N. committee to task on three levels: the international body does not understand the reach of the Holy See’s authority; it unjustly involved itself in canon law; and it advanced positions on parental... [Read more...]

COMMON CORE’S STRONG ARM TACTICS

Catalyst November Issue 2014

The implementation of Common Core in New York State, one of the first states to adopt it, is an abject failure: academic achievement is regressing. Whatever merits it may have, its most vociferous proponents are out of line when they try to strong-arm Catholic schools into accepting it. The Council for a Strong America (CSA) is pressuring Catholic educators... [Read more...]

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