NEW YORK TIMES CRITIQUES CARDINAL EGAN
Bill Donohue comments on today’s New York Times article on the passing of Cardinal Edward M. Egan:
Unlike the rest of the New York media, which treated the late New York Archbishop with respect, the New York Times took advantage of his death to write a statement that read more like an editorial than an obituary.
The Times wasted no time telling... [Read more...]
COMEDY CENTRAL—BACK TO THE SEWER
Bill Donohue comments on last night’s Comedy Central show, “@Midnight”:
Last night’s game show contest featured Neal Brennan responding to a question by host Chris Hardwick about confession. “Forgive me father for I have sinned, I went to Catholic school growing up. While I was never molested, I did f*** a few priests.”... [Read more...]
THE TOTALITARIAN FACE OF ISIS
Bill Donohue addresses the latest ISIS rampage:
Beginning in 1966, at the outset of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards went on a rampage destroying museums and bulldozing graves. Now ISIS is doing the same thing in Iraq. Sledgehammers have been used to behead statues and other artifacts at the Mosul Museum—winged bulls dating to... [Read more...]
ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
The Catholic League’s 2014 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers anti-Catholic incidents that occurred last year emanating from a variety of sources: activist organizations, the arts, business and the workplace, education, government, and the media. In addition to a miscellaneous section, it also has two special sections:... [Read more...]
ATTACK ON ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE MOUNTS
On February 17, eight California lawmakers wrote a letter to San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone condemning the proposed union contract for teachers who work at the four archdiocese high schools. On February 23, two of these legislators asked the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee and the Assembly Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation.
Bill... [Read more...]
OBAMA CLUELESS ON ISIS RECRUITMENT
Bill Donohue comments on why ISIS succeeds in getting new recruits:
On February 16, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that “lack of opportunity for jobs” is one of the most prominent “root causes” driving ISIS recruitment efforts. Two days later, President Obama addressed the same issue, echoing Hart’s explanation.
After... [Read more...]
TAKING STOCK IN ABORTION DATA
William A. Donohue
Those who are pro-life, as the readers of Catalyst surely are, refuse to take comfort in data that indicate a decline in abortions. That’s understandable. But there is a difference between taking comfort and taking stock: the latter means to assess, possibly leading to a reappraisal of conditions. On that score, the latest abortion... [Read more...]
CATHOLIC THEOLOGIANS NEED TO REPENT
The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on December 9:
A remarkable document, “Statement of Catholic Theologians on Racial Justice,” released December 8, is a clear window into the thinking of those who are teaching on Catholic campuses. It is not a pretty picture. Signed by hundreds of professors, the statement evinces... [Read more...]
NPR GETS NASTY
On December 6, the astute atheists at National Public Radio (NPR) decided that the Brooklyn Diocese’s outreach program to millennial “hipsters” was worth a few jokes on a game show, “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me.”After all, it was Christmastime, so why not choose Catholicism for ridicule?
Most of the exchange between the... [Read more...]
CHINA LOVES OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
A delegation of top Chinese educators wanting to learn about the achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary schools decided not to visit a single public school district. Instead, they recently ventured to West Virginia to learn more about the stunning success of schools in the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston.
An entourage of educators from... [Read more...]