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CONVICTED SEX OFFENDER HONORED IN NYC

Catalyst June Issue 2014

In 1970, a 14-year-old girl and her 17-year-old sister went to his hotel room after his concert to get his autograph. He came to the door naked and then sexually abused the 14-year-old in front of her sister. He was sentenced to a one-to-three-year prison sentence, but only served three months. On May 19, he was honored in New York City by the Parents... [Read more...]

SUPPORT NINA SHEA

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Bill Donohue was asked by Nina Shea, the Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, to sign a “Pledge of Solidarity and Call to Action” expressing support for persecuted Christians around the globe. “No one has done a better job calling attention to this problem than Nina Shea,” he said. “She... [Read more...]

HOLOCAUST SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT GONE AWRY

Catalyst June Issue 2014

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on May 9: After it was learned that a Southern California eighth-grade class was asked to debate the reality of the Holocaust, a firestorm ensued. Apologies followed, and pledges were forthcoming from the Rialto Unified School District not to let this happen again. While it may not happen... [Read more...]

POPE TIES LIFE ISSUES TO JUSTICE

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Recently, Pope Francis met with U.N. officials, led by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. The media are already gushing over the pope’s call for a redistribution of wealth, but they are downplaying his remarks on abortion and euthanasia. And what he said about the economic responsibilities of wealthy nations is, quite frankly, old stuff. Indeed, he... [Read more...]

MAKING GOD ILLEGAL

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Militant atheists have a new goal: they object to students hearing the name of God in the Pledge of Allegiance. No atheist has to say the Pledge, or utter the dreaded words, “under God”—it is optional—but that is not enough: they want to stop others from saying it. The American Humanist Association is suing a New Jersey school district... [Read more...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD MOCKS NUNS

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Just a few weeks ago in Seattle, Planned Parenthood  staged “Bar Nun Bingo” at Poquitos in the Capitol Hill neighborhood; two days later, it held another “Bar Nun Bingo,” this time at the downtown Pike Brewing Company. Both fund-raising events bashed nuns, and were led by the demonstrably anti-Catholic gay group, Sisters of... [Read more...]

GUINNESS BOYCOTT CONTINUES

Catalyst June Issue 2014

The Catholic League’s boycott of Guinness continues to grow. We have contacted all 14 regional offices of the Holy Name Society, and over 100 of its officers. Additionally, we reached out to 175 Catholic War Veterans posts across the country. We have asked them to join our boycott of Guinness. We also contacted over 200 Irish pubs in New York... [Read more...]

“TEN COMMANDMENTS” SCORES

Catalyst June Issue 2014

On Easter Sunday night, more Americans watched “The Ten Commandments” on ABC than any other show, even allowing for the fact that the audience was not as big as last year’s showing. What was most telling was how it creamed the religious fare shown on the Travel Channel and the Science Channel. The Travel Channel gave us “Greatest... [Read more...]

MAUREEN DOWD LACKS GUTS

Catalyst June Issue 2014

If Maureen Dowd had guts, then she would demand the resignation of her boss, Mark Thompson, who is the president and CEO of the New York Times. In one of her recent columns, Dowd rails against the canonization of Pope John Paul II, saying, “he presided over the Catholic Church during nearly three decades of a gruesome pedophilia scandal and grotesque... [Read more...]

HAWAII GOVERNOR WEIGHS SEX ABUSE BILL

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Bill Donohue wrote the following letter to Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie urging him to veto S.B. 2687, a bill that would suspend the statute of limitations for cases involving the sexual abuse of minors: May 8, 2014 Hon. Neil Abercrombie Governor, State of Hawaii Executive Chambers, State Capitol Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Dear Governor Abercrombie: As... [Read more...]

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