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ART CRITIC WANTS VIRGIN MARY DEFILED

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Recently, Washington Post art critic Philip Kennicott reacted to an exhibition, “Picturing Mary,” that opened a few weeks ago in the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Kennicott was furious that the exhibition offered a reverential treatment of Our Blessed Mother. He likes his Virgin Mary adorned with feces. In his Washington Post article,... [Read more...]

NPR GETS NASTY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

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...]

MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO IS A SCAM

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

National Public Radio is no friend of Catholicism, but usually it tries to hide its bias. By contrast, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is so thoroughly anti-Catholic that it makes no attempt to be fair. Truth be told, it is a scam: its politics is pervasive. Here’s the latest proof. On December 8, a jury acquitted Father Mark Huberty, a Twin Cities... [Read more...]

CHINA LOVES OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

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...]

WHOOPI PROTECTS COSBY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Twenty women allege that Bill Cosby raped or otherwise sexually assaulted them, often drugging them first. Taking his side is his friend, Whoopi Goldberg. A few weeks ago, Cosby thanked her publicly. Cosby’s tweet came in response to remarks made by Goldberg on the November 17 episode of “The View.” Speaking about Barbara Bowman, one... [Read more...]

ROLLING STONE’S ROGUE AUTHOR HAS A HISTORY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Amid a media outcry Rolling Stone’s editor has been forced to apologize for “mistakes” and “discrepancies” in a recent article about a young women, “Jackie,” who claimed she was raped at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The sensational story described in detail the woman’s claims and the lack... [Read more...]

POPE RIGHT ON CUBA

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

President Obama made the right decision on Cuba. Kudos also to Pope Francis for working to break the stalemate between the United States and Cuba. While a lot of foolish things have been said by those on both sides of this issue, the fact is that the only losers in this gambit are the Communists in Cuba. Cuba’s economy is in deep trouble, and... [Read more...]

POPE CHALLENGES EUROPEANS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Pope Francis’ address to the European Parliament was one of his signature statements. He beckoned his audience to recover their religious moorings, focusing on the positive link between Christianity and Europe. This means an appreciation of what he called the “transcendent dignity” of the human person. Dignity is given recognition... [Read more...]

ROGUE LAWYERS FAIL TO NAIL PRIEST

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

In September, Fr. Ronald Domhoff was placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Louisville after he was accused of sexually molesting a minor. He was cleared of all charges on December 16 and returned to active ministry the following day as pastor at St. Peter the Apostle in Louisville. What happened in the interim is the real story. The accuser... [Read more...]

“JUDGMENT DAY” AT PLANET FITNESS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2015

Recently, a 70-year old man went to his Planet Fitness gym in Orange City, Florida wearing a T-shirt that said, “Abortion Kills a Person.” Although he has worn the shirt many times before, this time he was told to leave. The next day he showed up wearing a shirt that read, “Pray to End Abortion.” He was booted again. Planet Fitness... [Read more...]

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