June Issue 2016

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ABUSE LOBBY UPENDED; AGENDA EXPOSED

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The sexual abuse lobby, comprised of professional victims' advocates, descended on Albany, the New York capital, on May 3-4. But we beat them to the punch on May 2 with a full-page ad in the Albany Times-Union, exposing their agenda. They came from several states, all seeking to convince lawmakers that they need to lift the [...]

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TENNESSEE TRIUMPH

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Tennessee lawmakers recently voted to defund the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee. Last December, we asked them to commence an investigation of this office. On December 4, Bill Donohue wrote to all members of the Tennessee legislature who oversee education at state institutions. He asked that they establish a committee that [...]

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LOOKING BACK

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

July 1 marks my 23rd anniversary as president of the Catholic League. As such, now is a good time to reflect on our record. One of the raps on the Catholic League has been that we are too tough and too pugnacious. That we are tough and pugnacious is true, but that we are inordinately so [...]

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BIAS AND BIGOTRY AT THE BBC PART II

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

In her report on the BBC's response to Jimmy Savile, Dame Janet Smith contended that no one at the top of the BBC ever heard about Savile's decades-long history of rape, though much of it occurred on the BBC's premises. If we are to accept her conclusion, then why should we believe that the pope knew [...]

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HIGH COURT ORDERS HHS MANDATE COMPROMISE

By | 2016-07-07T17:43:38+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to order the lower courts to reconsider the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate. Given the 4-4 split in the high court, this ruling is not altogether a bad decision. Ideally, the justices would have affirmed the religious liberty interests that are central to this lawsuit, Zubik [...]

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GANGING UP ON CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

By | 2016-07-07T17:46:16+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The ACLU has long waged war on Catholics over the issue of abortion. It recently joined with Planned Parenthood to author a report that sounds the alarms over the "news" that one in six hospitals in the nation is Catholic-run. The actual organization that teamed up with the ACLU is MergerWatch, an arm of Family Planning [...]

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CALIF. MEDICAL ASSOC. TEAMS WITH ACLU

By | 2016-07-07T17:47:30+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In an unprecedented move, the California Medical Association has filed a motion to join an ACLU lawsuit that would force Catholic hospitals to act in violation of Church moral teaching. The lawsuit, which has already been rejected by a Superior Court in San Francisco, would force Mercy Medical Center in Redding, as well as the 29 [...]

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DISNEY/ABC RENEWS “O’NEALS”

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

For weeks, we have heard about how "The Real O'Neals" was "on the bubble," meaning that no decision had been made to renew or cancel the show. ABC recently made it official—the show has been renewed for the new season. "The O'Neals" consistently performed poorly against its competitors on CBS ("NCIS") and NBC ("The Voice"), though [...]

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“THE O’NEALS” AND TV ADVERTISERS

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:51+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Thousands of television advertisers descended on New York City a few weeks ago; they were assessing the crop of shows for the next TV season. The time was ripe for us to restate our objections to the ABC show, "The Real O'Neals." If these advertising executives are at all objective, they will want to drop this [...]

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