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EDUCATION

March 10 Oviedo, FL – A 5-year-old kindergarten student was told that she was not allowed to pray during lunch at Carillon Elementary School. According to the girl’s account, a lunch teacher approached her as she sat and quietly bowed her head in prayer. The teacher told her that she was not allowed to pray in school. The girl responded that... [Read more...]


GOVERNMENT

January 16 – September 26 The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report on how the Vatican has responded to the sexual abuse of minors by priests. The 15-page report did not contain a single footnote, endnote, or any other mode of attribution. But it did provide plenty of evidence as to its real agenda. The United Nations... [Read more...]


MEDIA

February The Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song was revoked from the film “Alone Yet Not Alone.” The film and the song of the same title had a strong evangelical Christian theme, and the song was sung by a well known evangelical artist. The official reason for revoking the nomination for only the fourth time in the 86 year... [Read more...]


MARKETS AND MISSILES ARE NOT ENOUGH

William A. Donohue When I first arrived at The Heritage Foundation in 1987, I was greeted with great skepticism by many who worked there. The D.C. conservative think-tank had chosen me to be in the first “class” of professors who were plucked from academia to spend upwards of a year as a Bradley Resident Scholar; we would spend time writing... [Read more...]


The Secularist Assault On America’s Moral Consensus
May 20th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Essay

Rick Hinshaw From the earliest days of their agitation to legalize abortion, America’s modern-day secularists made inevitable the aggressive war on religious freedom they are engaged in today. From the start, the secularists deployed the weapon of anti-religious – primarily anti-Catholic – bigotry in advancing the pro-abortion agenda, portraying... [Read more...]


NCAA OPPOSES RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
May 20th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

Below is a copy of a letter written by Bill Donohue to NCAA president Mark Emmert commenting on legislation signed on March 26 by Indiana Governor Mike Pence that affirms religious liberty. March 27, 2015 Mr. Mark Emmert President National Collegiate Athletic Association 700 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222 Dear Mr. Emmert: I read with... [Read more...]


POLL DISTORTS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ISSUE
May 20th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

In January, an AP-GfK poll found that 57 percent agreed that “wedding-related businesses with religious objections should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples.” An April Reuters/Ipsos poll was released that tapped the following questions: “Businesses should not be allowed to discriminate (by refusing services or a job)... [Read more...]


R.I. TEACHERS CAN OBSERVE GOOD FRIDAY
May 20th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

Teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island were successful in a lawsuit that they filed against the Cranston school district after being told classes would be held on Good Friday. As a result of the lawsuit, the school committee decided schools will be closed on Good Friday for the 2015-2016 school year. This comes after a recent court decision ruled that Rhode... [Read more...]


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GOOD RIDDANCE TO LETTERMAN
May 18th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

David Letterman’s last appearance on “The Late Show” is May 20. We’re delighted to see him exit. Letterman’s departure is being treated by the Hollywood crowd as a signature moment in television history. But no fair-minded person could ever come to that conclusion. Quite simply, the man is an anti-Catholic bigot. If anyone... [Read more...]


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LOUIS C.K. HAS CHILD RAPE ON HIS MIND
May 18th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on remarks by Louis C.K. made on the last episode of “Saturday Night Live”: “Child molesters are very tenacious people,” Louis C.K. told the SNL audience. “They love molesting childs [sic]—it’s crazy. It’s like their favorite thing! It’s so crazy, because when you consider the risk... [Read more...]