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DETROIT ARCHDIOCESE BANS DISSIDENT
February 17th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron recently decided to ban dissident speaker Francis DeBernardo from speaking at an archdiocesan church. The way some Catholic activists and media outlets are spinning this story is simply dishonest. They would have us believe that DeBernardo is not welcome to address parishioners because of his gay-rights views. Not quite.... [Read more...]


WOULD YOU BAPTIZE AN EXTRATERRESTRIAL?
February 17th, 2015 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

Rick Hinshaw Guy Consolmagno, S.J. and Paul Mueller, S.J., Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial … and Other Questions from the Astronomers’ In-Box at the Vatican Observatory  (New York: Image, 2014) “Science is God engaging with us.” Thus do Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno and Jesuit Father Paul Mueller challenge – most effectively,... [Read more...]


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ATHEIST KILLS MUSLIMS IN NORTH CAROLINA
February 11th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on the killing of three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina: Craig Stephen Hicks turned himself in after shooting three young Muslims near the campus of the University of North Carolina. Hicks is a rabid atheist who is known for his hatred of Christianity and Islam. Indeed, he saw the two religions as similar. He recently asked... [Read more...]


‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ — Shameful Work of Abuse
February 9th, 2015 | Papers, Essays and Research

This article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on February 9, 2015 Betty Friedan’s classic, “The Feminist Mystique,” launched the feminist revolution of the 1960s. Women, she said, were too often controlled by men, left to live a sterile suburban life that amounted to a “comfortable concentration camp.” Fast forward... [Read more...]


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ASSISTED-SUICIDE BILLS SPIKE
February 4th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on the spike in assisted-suicide bills: On New Year’s Day, I told EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo my prediction for 2015: doctor-assisted suicide would become a raging moral issue. Looks like my prediction was on target: California, Maryland, New York, and Colorado are all considering bills that would legalize it. A few weeks... [Read more...]


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LADY GAGA GETS RAUNCHY
January 26th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on Lady Gaga’s weekend bender: Lady Gaga’s bacchanal began Friday night in a New York City hotel and ended Sunday morning. The occasion was a bachelorette party that featured her Catholic high school friends. Standing among her male stripper pals, the caption on the photo read, “Lord help the parents of Catholic... [Read more...]


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VOTE SET ON HUMANE PRO-LIFE ACT
January 21st, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on tomorrow’s House vote on abortion: To intentionally submit innocent children to deadly pain is morally unconscionable, yet there will be many elected officials tomorrow who will vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill would bar most, but not all, abortions beginning at 20 weeks of fetal age,... [Read more...]


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SHOULD THE MEDIA SHOW THE CARTOONS?
January 13th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on the propriety of showing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons in newspapers and on television: When the Danish cartoons were published a decade ago, the media refused to show them. With the exception of the Boston Phoenix, which cited safety concerns, the others either gave no reason or feigned interest in not offending people of faith.... [Read more...]


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FREE SPEECH PHONIES LEARN NOTHING
January 13th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on how some free speech proponents are reacting to the Paris murders: I ask artists not to intentionally insult people of faith and in the mind of some this means I favor blasphemy laws. For example, I was invited by Kelsey Rupp of the editorial board of USA Today to write an “opposing view” on blasphemy laws in the... [Read more...]


SANITIZING SANTA
January 6th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

The politically correct police are always out in force during the Christmas season, and this year they made an early splash in Marshfield, Massachusetts and Montgomery County, Maryland. In Marshfield, the School Committee decided it would not listen to its constituency: it voted 3-2 against changing “Holiday Break” back to “Christmas... [Read more...]