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“PHILOMENA” IS A MALICIOUS FRAUD

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Of all the movies up for an Oscar this year, “Philomena” is by far the one that Catholics, and the public-at-large, need to be wary about. What has been peddled as a true story is, in fact, untrue. Worse, it deliberately paints the Catholic Church in a negative way, and is especially cruel to Irish nuns. “Philomena” is such an... [Read more...]

U.S. NEWS DEFENDS BIGOTRY

Catalyst March Issue 2014

We were only one week into the new year when we were treated to one of the most anti-Catholic articles we’ve seen in many years. Columnist Jamie Stiehm published her onslaught against Catholics, as well as the Catholic Church, in U.S. News and World Report. We choose our words carefully: this was not just an assault on the teachings of the Catholic... [Read more...]

U.N. WANTS TO CONTROL CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catalyst March Issue 2014

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on February 6, 2014. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has just released a report on the way the Vatican has responded to the sexual abuse of minors by priests. The 15-page report contains not a single footnote, endnote, or any other mode of attribution. But it does... [Read more...]

THE BISHOPS’ ENEMIES

Catalyst March Issue 2014

When the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) filed an amicus brief in support of a lawsuit brought by a privately owned business, Hobby Lobby, that challenges the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services mandate, several organizations that have traditionally opposed the bishops lined up with their own brief on the other side. BishopAccountability,... [Read more...]

UNIVISION’S SURVEY OF CATHOLICS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Recently, a worldwide survey of Catholics was conducted by Bendixen & Amandi International for Univision. The survey of 12 nations yielded some interesting results, but first a note on its methodology. Asking people to identify themselves as Catholic is not a sufficient condition for drawing conclusions: we need to know whether they regularly attend... [Read more...]

VALENTINE’S DAY CRACKUP

Catalyst March Issue 2014

The two greatest threats to liberty and Catholicism, stem from militant secularism at home and militant Islam abroad. Both strains of extremism were on display this past St. Valentine’s Day. Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards celebrated St. Valentine’s Day by tweeting a video saying women need “safe + legal abortion.” Muslims... [Read more...]

U.N. PANEL PROBES HOLY SEE

Catalyst March Issue 2014

The United Nation’s Committee on the Convention on the Rights of the Child recently held a hearing on the Holy See’s handling of sexual abuse. The U.N. Committee that was charged with probing the Holy See’s response to the sexual abuse of minors is composed of 18 “independent experts,” from as many nations. Some of the... [Read more...]

SARAH SILVERMAN EXPLOITS JESUS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

A couple of weeks ago, an offensive video was posted on YouTube by Sarah Silverman. Silverman is a champion of abortion rights, but that hardly makes her a bigot. What makes her an anti-Christian bigot is her video that featured her talking to a Jesus character about abortion. The language she used was so vulgar—she ended with the “c”... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA’S CRITICS

Catalyst March Issue 2014

Catholic University of America came under attack again for receiving a donation from the Koch Foundation. In December, Bill Donohue exposed Faith in Public Life, which led the first attack, as a group that is funded by a George Soros foundation, the Open Society Institute. Another left-wing entity, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, was spearheading... [Read more...]

DE BLASIO BOYCOTTS ST. PAT’S PARADE

Catalyst March Issue 2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced that he has decided not to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Not since David Dinkins decided not to march in 1993 has a mayor refused to do so. Bill Donohue was delighted: He leads the Catholic League contingent every year, and does not want to march with a public official... [Read more...]

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