April Issue 2011

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“THE BORGIAS”

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Showtime, the pay-per-view sister station of CBS, has decided to gift Christians this Easter season by running a series on “The Borgias”; Bravo will pick it up shortly after it premiers on Showtime. Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI, was an extortionist who led a life of debauchery, fathering four illegitimate children. That he was [...]

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ABUSE PROBE NEEDED NATIONWIDE

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 13, the New York Times ran a lengthy front-page story, “At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity,” that showed how common it is for state employees servicing the developmentally disabled to abuse residents. Because they are protected by the Civil Service Employees Association, it is almost impossible to fire them. Though it is against the [...]

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BIAS MARKS PHILLY COVERAGE

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In February, a Philadelphia grand jury released a report going after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for sheltering priests accused of sexual abuse. This report followed a grand jury investigation in 2005 which also went after the archdiocese, but came up empty. No other institution was targeted by either grand jury; they simply were focused on the [...]

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SILENCING CONSERVATIVE VOICES

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We recently learned that 74 Democrats asked U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to recuse himself if the health care bill comes before the high court. The reason? His wife supports the Tea Party and it is against the health care law. In February, disciplinary hearings began against former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline. The reason? [...]

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LIBERAL RELIGIONS IN FREE FALL

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Following the recent publishing of the findings of the 2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, we commented on them. Beginning with the work of Dean Kelly in the 1970s, it has been empirically obvious that those religions which have experienced the greatest proportionate decline in membership are generally the most progressive or liberal in their [...]

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INVESTIGATE ESQUIRE

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The front page of Esquire magazine’s website recently featured an article by its executive editor, Mark Warren, “Investigate the Vatican,” giving new meaning to the word “rant.” He began by applauding the New Yorker for its critical piece on Scientology, but asked, “Wouldn’t the resources and time of journalists be better directed at the finances, earthly [...]

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FASCIST ATTACK ON PRO-LIFE BILLBOARD

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In February, a pro-life group, Life Always, displayed a huge billboard [see below] in the SoHo section of New York City that shows a picture of a young black girl with the inscription, “The most dangerous place for an African American is in the womb.” The billboard, which created a firestorm in the city, was eventually [...]

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ABORTION INDUSTRY CRACK-UP

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The abortion industry is cracking up and is scared to death over the public backlash at Planned Parenthood, and a host of proposed bills at the state and federal level assuring civil rights for the unborn. Consider their incendiary language. Pro-abort enthusiast Amanda Marcotte said pro-lifers want to force women back to the “sadistic punishments” of [...]

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OBAMA REFUSES TO DEFEND MARRIAGE

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

President Barack Obama’s administration recently decided that it would not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, but this was nothing new to us. 15 years ago, while running for the Illinois state Senate, Barack Obama said, “I favor legalizing same-sex marriage, and would fight efforts to prohibit such marriages.” But when Obama [...]

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ACLU DEFENSE OF MUSLIMS IS POLITICAL

By | April 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The ACLU of Southern California and the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations recently sued the FBI for violating the rights of Muslims by sending an informant to spy on them in a California mosque. The FBI was investigating possible terrorist threats, but the lawsuit claims it was guilty of “indiscriminate surveillance.” The [...]

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