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COMEDY CENTRAL GETS FILTHY AGAIN

Catalyst April Issue 2015

During the February 21 episode of Comedy Central’s show, “Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson Back of the Bus Funny,” comedian Keith Robinson introduced his tirade by stating how easily offended people have become these days to what others say. “Even criminals have the nerve to be sensitive about what the hell you say to them.... [Read more...]

THE FILTHY LENS OF GARRY WILLS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

In his 2006 address at Regensburg University, Pope Benedict XVI described how Islam was perceived as “evil and inhuman” by a 14th-century Christian emperor who was under siege by Muslims. The central point of the pope’s address was to call attention to what happens when faith is uncoupled from reason, and vice versa. As if to prove... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS FETUS IS HUMAN

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Janet Maslin has been reviewing movies and books for the New York Times for several decades, and up until now she has faithfully toed the newspaper’s line on abortion. In her 2009 review of The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe, a book about Chinese immigrants smuggled into the U.S., Maslin referred to the book’s commentary on China’s... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES CRITIQUES CARDINAL EGAN

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Unlike the rest of the New York media, which treated Cardinal Edward M. Egan with respect, the New York Times took advantage of the late New York Archbishop’s passing to write a statement that read more like an editorial than an obituary. The Times wasted no time telling its readers what it thought of the late archbishop. In the first sentence of... [Read more...]

KANSAS BILL PROTECTS CAMPUS RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Kansas Senate Bill 175, which was introduced in February and was the subject of hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 9, would protect religious organizations on the campus of public universities from being subverted by their enemies. For many years, Catholic and Christian groups on colleges across the nation have been pressured to admit... [Read more...]

SPITTING ON JESUS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

After the fourth episode of this season’s Netflix program, “House of Cards” aired, Bill Donohue asked those who receive our news releases to contact Jonathan Friedland, VP, Corporate Communications at Netflix, and ask him to explain why the character who plays the president of the United States, Frank Underwood, found it necessary... [Read more...]

OBAMA PANDERS TO MUSLIM AMERICANS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

It is important to reassure Muslim Americans that they are not the enemy. Indeed, they should be as welcome here as any immigrant group. But there is no need to pander to them. In his remarks at the end of the “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism,” President Obama said, “Here in America, Islam has been woven into the fabric of our... [Read more...]

OBAMA CLUELESS ON ISIS RECRUITMENT

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Recently, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that “lack of opportunity for jobs” is one of the most prominent “root causes” driving ISIS recruitment efforts. Soon after, President Obama addressed the same issue, echoing Hart’s explanation. After acknowledging that “poverty alone does not cause a person to... [Read more...]

THE TOTALITARIAN FACE OF ISIS

Catalyst April Issue 2015

Beginning in 1966, at the outset of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards went on a rampage destroying museums and bulldozing graves. Now ISIS is doing the same thing in Iraq. Sledgehammers have been used to behead statues and other artifacts at the Mosul Museum—winged bulls dating to the seventh century B.C. have been smashed—a... [Read more...]

TIMES HAVE CHANGED

Catalyst April Issue 2015

The picture below is from the Sunday edition of New York’s Daily News commemorating Good Friday in 1962. It is a sign of the times that no illuminated crosses in lighted windows would ever be displayed today.  Read More →

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