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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
February 17th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

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
February 17th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

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
February 17th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

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...]


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...]