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JESUS’ FANTASY WIFE UNFURLS

Catalyst May Issue 2014

In 2012, Karen L. King presented a small piece of papyrus with an inscription that indicated Jesus had a wife: “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife….’” She was ecstatic, as were many in the media. It has now been determined by some scientists that the fragment, the size of a credit card, is likely of ancient origin and not a forgery.... [Read more...]

PELOSI’S DUPLICITY

Catalyst May Issue 2014

The Drudge Report recently featured a story about British hospitals that are throwing aborted babies into an incinerator; the “chemical waste” is being used to heat the hospitals.  Dr. Dan Poulter, the health minister at the Department of Health, said, “This practice is totally unacceptable.” He did not say why. Soon after this... [Read more...]

NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VOUCHERS

Catalyst May Issue 2014, Essay

Rick Hinshaw The upheaval over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s attack on charter schools highlights the urgent need for more alternatives to failing public schools in our inner cities and other areas of poverty; for greater parental choice in determining the best schools for their children; and—in order to both empower parents and broaden... [Read more...]

McCARTHYITES STAB THE POPE; BISHOPS SENT OUR RESPONSE

Catalyst April Issue 2014, Front Page

BishopAccountability.org purports to be an abuse watchdog, but in reality its only real agenda is to discredit the Catholic Church. Its latest stab at Pope Francis brings further discredit to its reputation. Indeed, it represents McCarthyism. BishopAccountability.org highlights five cases where Cardinal Bergoglio may have had knowledge of abuse allegations,... [Read more...]

NIENSTEDT EXONERATED

Catalyst April Issue 2014, Front Page

On March 11, 2014, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced that they would not file charges against St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt; he was accused in December of “inappropriately touching” a young man in 2009. When the charges were first made in December, Bill Donohue said, “Archbishop Nienstedt has... [Read more...]

MISTAKES AND LIES

Catalyst April Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue We often hear people say, “I’m sorry, I lied about that,” when, in fact, they never lied; they were merely mistaken. Let me be plain: it is impossible to lie without first knowing the truth. Once we know the truth, we can correct our mistakes, but knowledge of the truth matters little to liars, and this is doubly... [Read more...]

POPE CONDEMNS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Pope Francis recently gave a homily at Mass in the Santa Marta residence, where he condemned anti-Catholicism. Militant secularism at home, and militant Islam abroad, are the two greatest threats to Catholicism today. Speaking of the latter, Pope Francis said, “there are more Christian martyrs today than during the early days of the Church.”... [Read more...]

BOYCOTT GUINNESS, SAM ADAMS, HEINEKEN

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, and Heineken, recently pulled their sponsorship of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade; the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, has withdrawn its sponsorship of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. None of these companies believe in diversity. No gay person has ever been barred from... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA’S CRITICS

Catalyst April Issue 2014

Catholic University of America recently 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... [Read more...]

CONFLICTED CATHOLICS?

Catalyst April Issue 2014

A recent survey of Catholics conducted by the Pew Research Center highlighted the difference between practicing and non-practicing Catholics. It also tapped into the extent to which Catholics appear to be conflicted on moral issues. On questions regarding birth control, married priests, women priests, and same-sex marriages, the average approval difference... [Read more...]

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