March Issue 2011

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Crèche update

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Following the publication of the last issue of Catalyst, we received word that two more governors proudly displayed the crèche we sent them: Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and Gov. Sean Parnell of Alaska. Gov. Parnell displayed the crèche in his office and Gov. Perry said that the nativity will be an addition to the Capitol [...]

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AIR FORCE ACADEMY FOES LOSE

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On February 9, a federal judge upheld the right of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) to hold a prayer luncheon. The Catholic League hailed it as a victory for religious liberty and free speech. On January 24, Bill Donohue wrote to Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould, Superintendent of the USAFA, applauding him for standing [...]

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CHRISTIAN AND SIKH STUDENTS’ RIGHTS

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Two news stories recently emerged that display the contrast on how the religious rights of students are dealt with. First, a fifth-grader in a Los Angeles public school was allowed to sing a song at a talent show that mentions Jesus, but only because his mother acquired the services of the Alliance Defense Fund threatening a [...]

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WHO WANTS MANDATORY REPORTING?

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A 1997 letter by the Apostolic Nuncio in Ireland to the Irish bishops recently surfaced wherein the bishops were advised not to contravene canon law when dealing with cases of alleged sexual abuse of minors. Many critics focused on the sentence which reads, “In particular, the situation of ‘mandatory reporting’ gives rise to serious reservations of [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS ANTI-WOMEN

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Thanks to Lila Rose, the president of Live Action, the public is learning more and more about the deeply entrenched culture of corruption that permeates Planned Parenthood. The latest videotape of Planned Parenthood employees showed how cooperative they are in offering friendly advice to persons posing as pimps and prostitutes in the Bronx: the imposters were [...]

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FALSE ALARM OVER DORITO/PEPSI AD

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

We got a lot of complaints before the Super Bowl that one of the advertisements during the game featured churchgoers receiving Doritos and Pepsi at Communion in place of bread and wine. A video was made disrespecting the Eucharist, but neither Doritos nor Pepsi had anything to do with it. Moreover, it never aired. To be [...]

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KNIGHTS OF MALTA DEMONIZED

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

At a recent speech in Qatar, investigative journalist Seymour Hersh indicted the Knights of Malta for being anti-Muslim. Hersh also alleged that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who previously headed the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and the man who succeeded him at JSOC, Vice Adm. William McRaven, are “members of, or at [...]

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DAILY NEWS SMEARS NUNS

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In February, we took issue with a news story that ran in the New York Daily News. On the front page of the Daily News, in huge bold letters, read the headline, “THE LYIN’ ‘NUN.’” Below, in smaller letters, it read, “Spins rape tale, recants.” The quotation marks around “nun” did not give the newspaper cover: [...]

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RELIGIOUS COMPOSITION OF THE 112TH CONGRESS

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life recently published data on how the religious makeup of the 112th Congress compares with that of the American public (click here to see chart). The Pew Forum provided the following summary: “The 112th Congress, like the U.S. public, is majority Protestant and about a quarter Catholic. [...]

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DENIS LEARY DEFAMES POPE, PRIESTS AND NUNS

By | March 14th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Comedy Central aired “Denis Leary & Friends Present Douchebags & Donuts.” A couple of days later, Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment released the DVD nationwide. After watching the opening segment of the video, we were quick to address it. The standup special opened with a clip of Pope Benedict XVI talking to [...]

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