WHERE SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS HEADED

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

In light of New York recently passing a law allowing homosexuals to marry, we commented on where we see the issue heading. Whenever the American people have had a chance to approve gay marriage, they have rejected it. In the more than 30 states that have put this issue to a vote, homosexuals have never won. The only arenas they have been able to score... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

Prior to the passing of the New York State bill legalizing same-sex marriage, we issued a news release stating that New York does not believe in “power to the people.” If it did, it would have submitted the issue of redefining marriage to a ballot initiative. Had they done this, however, they knew that they would have lost: in the more than 30 states... [Read more...]

TIME TO GET BLUNT ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

Before the New York State legislature decided whether to ratify homosexual marriage, we thought it would be nice if the lawmakers would ask what in the world is going on in the gay community. A June report issued by the NYC Health Department, “Take Care New York 2012: Tracking the City’s Progress,” showed that while progress is being made to stem... [Read more...]

WHAT IF REP. WEINER WERE REV. WEINER?

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

Priests who engage in lewd conversations with teenagers are suspended from ministry for committing a “boundary violation,” and are charged with sexual abuse. But disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner can send pornographic pictures of himself to young girls and he is free as a bird. Indeed, prior to his resignation, the majority of New Yorkers said that... [Read more...]

JON STEWART INSULTS CATHOLICS; YAHOO! NEWS COVERS IT UP

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

On a recent episode of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the host joked about Rep. Anthony Weiner’s situation with correspondent John Oliver. During their skit, Stewart ridiculed Weiner by sipping frantically on a Margarita, imitating the way Weiner sips from a water bottle. Stewart then accidentally broke his glass. Oliver, seeing Stewart’s... [Read more...]

DAVID LETTERMAN INDICTS PRIEST

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

On the June 14 “Late Show with David Letterman,” the CBS host said he was “stunned” and “fascinated” by Anthony Weiner’s predicament. He then said the following: “Honest to God, is this the kind of behavior you’d expect from a congressman? No. In simple terms, no. It is not the kind of behavior you’d expect from a congressman. It... [Read more...]

BOSTON GLOBE LECTURES ARCHDIOCESE

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

Recently, the Boston Globe responded to Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s decision to halt a Mass honoring Gay Pride Month at St. Cecilia’s in Boston. In an editorial, the Globe pretended that “No one would have had the misimpression that the church was endorsing gay sex” by allowing the Mass to be said. Columnist Kevin Cullen also played the role... [Read more...]

BOSTON PRIEST-SUING LAWYER GOES BONKERS

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

The day after the Boston Globe lectured the Archdiocese, there appeared a column by Brian McGrory about Rev. Charles Murphy, a priest twice sued by attorney Mitchell Garabedian. In 2006, Father Murphy was sued for improperly touching a minor, a girl who claimed the incident occurred 25 years prior. Father Murphy maintained his innocence, and on the... [Read more...]

“DR. DEATH” DIES A NATURAL DEATH

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

We recently commented on the death of assisted-suicide physician Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Unlike his lucky “patients,” “Dr. Death” Kevorkian died of natural causes, wholly unassisted by physicians. He had much in common with the doctors of Weimar, Germany, who perfected the sick idea of “Healing by Killing.” Kevorkian, whose favorite motto was,... [Read more...]

“AID IN DYING” CROWD LOVES ABORTION

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011

At their June meeting outside of Seattle, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) passed a statement on physician-assisted suicide much to the chagrin of the “Aid in Dying” crowd.  Those who delight in helping people die like to invoke the values of compassion and choice. Indeed, Compassion and Choices (C&C) is the name of... [Read more...]

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