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BIGOTRY ERUPTS AT COLORADO STATE UNIV.

Catalyst April Issue 2016

A recent, and ugly, display of anti-Catholicism on the campus of Colorado State University (CSU) prompted an exchange of letters between Bill Donohue and CSU Dean of Students Dr. Jody Donovan. The controversy arose, Donohue explained, when a “diversity bill” was proposed in the CSU student senate. The bill granted senate seats to select... [Read more...]

PENNSYLVANIA LAWMAKER’S GRANDSTANDING

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Pennsylvania lawmaker Mark Rozzi’s colleagues ought to call him out immediately for his demagoguery: he wants to use the taxpayer’s money to investigate every diocese in the state for possible sexual abuse crimes. He does not want to target any other institution—just the Catholic Church. If he were seriously concerned about the issue of... [Read more...]

MORAL PANIC GRIPS PENNSYLVANIA

Catalyst April Issue 2016

Moral panic is the term used by sociologists to describe what happens when social problems become highly exaggerated, often by the media. Setting off the alarms, without due cause, not only distorts the truth about existing conditions, it triggers an overreaction. This is what a moral panic does, and it is going on right now in Pennsylvania. But it... [Read more...]

The following ad appeared on the op-ed page of the New York Times on February 29:

Catalyst April Issue 2016

To read our New York Times op-ed page February 29, 2016, click here.  Read More →

The Following Ad was rejected by the New York Times:

Catalyst April Issue 2016

To read the ad we initially submitted to the Times, but was rejected, click here.  Read More →

THE POLITICIZATION OF “SPOTLIGHT”

Catalyst April Issue 2016

The movie “Spotlight” was being politicized before it even hit theaters. That, not the movie itself, was always our concern, and that politicization has continued. On the day of the Oscars several weeks ago, actor Mark Ruffalo, one of the stars in the movie, led a rally outside the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in downtown Los Angeles.... [Read more...]

DISNEY-ABC INSULT CATHOLICS; WE RESPOND WITH VIGOR

Catalyst March Issue 2016, Front Page

Last spring, Bill Donohue was contacted by Brent Bozell’s Media Research Center to sign a petition protesting a new ABC sitcom, “The Real O’Neals.” Though the show was not slated to air until this year, from what we could learn, it was clear that Catholics would be treated unfairly. After all, it was loosely based on the life... [Read more...]

DORITOS AD UPSETS NARAL

Catalyst March Issue 2016, Front Page

The Doritos Super Bowl ad that showed an ultrasound picture of a baby carried by the baby’s mother was condemned by the pro-abortion group, NARAL, for “humanizing the fetus.” It did just that. What else could it have done? As Scottish professor Malcolm Nicolson has said, ultrasound has a “humanizing effect” that is so powerful... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC COMPLACENCY

Catalyst March Issue 2016, From The President's Desk

About a year ago, I was asked by a staffer for Tom Monaghan (of Domino’s Pizza fame) to speak at the 2016 Legatus conference. He was upset that Catholics are too complacent; he wanted me to address why. Legatus, founded by Tom, is an organization of Catholic business elites, many of whom are CEOs. I was only too happy to oblige. At the end of... [Read more...]

Modern Catholicism, the Antithesis of Fundamentalism

Catalyst March Issue 2016, Essay

Robert Royal Anti-Catholicism in America stems from many sources. Historically, of course, this predominantly Protestant nation had a built-in prejudice against Catholics, on theological grounds. But there were many other factors as well. Our mostly British early Americans also resented it when large waves of immigrants—Irish, German, Polish, Italian,... [Read more...]

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