OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catalyst March Issue 2012

On January 20, the Obama administration announced it was moving forward with its original “Obamacare” policy mandating that most religious employers cover contraception and sterilization services (including abortifacients) in their healthcare plans. We immediately hit back. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said that aside... [Read more...]

LAWMAKERS SEEK TO UNDO DAMAGE

Catalyst March Issue 2012

Before the Obama edict mandating healthcare plans to cover abortifacients, contraception and sterilization was announced, there had already been legislation—held up in committee—in the House and the Senate that sought to protect religious liberties. After the edict was announced, these bills found new life and the backing of the U.S. bishops. The... [Read more...]

MUST-SEE MOVIE

Catalyst March Issue 2012

On March 23, the film “October Baby” will hit theatres nationwide and will surely be a hit. The movie is unequivocally pro-life and an invigorating reminder of what truly matters. The film revolves around the story of Hannah, a college freshman, who discovers that she is the survivor of a failed abortion. Her physical ailments and psychological... [Read more...]

WHY WARREN BUFFETT IS ANTI-CATHOLIC

Catalyst March Issue 2012

Recently, Warren Buffett’s comment that the rich should pay higher taxes was enshrined by President Barack Obama as the “Buffett Rule” and drew much applause. What was not discussed was the billionaire’s support for anti-Catholicism. We offered some background information to enlighten the public. Over several decades, Buffett has spent a fortune... [Read more...]

PHILLY PROSECUTOR IS MALICIOUS

Catalyst March Issue 2012

The Philadelphia Archdiocese was recently named an “unindicted co-conspirator” by prosecutors in a case involving clergy sexual abuse. At the pretrial hearing, Assistant District Attorney Mark Cipolletti made accusations against a defrocked priest, Edward Avery, and the archdiocese. Cipolletti said “the archdiocese was supplying him [Avery] with... [Read more...]

PHILLY JUDGE SHOULD STEP DOWN

Catalyst March Issue 2012

The presiding judge in the trial of two Catholic priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia recently expressed dissatisfaction with the following question for prospective jurors: “Do you believe child sex abuse is a widespread problem in the Catholic Church?” Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said, “Anybody that doesn’t think there... [Read more...]

CARDINAL BEVILACQUA TREATED UNFAIRLY

Catalyst March Issue 2012

Much of commentary following the death of Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua was unfair, beginning with the Catholic News Service. Never once in its article did it mention that he was never indicted for any alleged infraction. Oh, they tried. In 2005, the Philadelphia District Attorney, Lynne Abraham, smeared Bevilacqua in public with a grand jury report,... [Read more...]

“WHITE IRISH CATHOLICS” ROIL MICHELLE

Catalyst March Issue 2012

Recently, columnist Lynn Sweet reported that in Jodi Kantor’s new book, The Obamas, Michelle Obama is described as being “distressed” over the dominance of three famous Illinois families. The future First Lady apparently made her comments in the early 1990s when she worked in Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s City Hall. Kantor said Michelle Obama... [Read more...]

BIGOT NOMINATED TO NJ HALL OF FAME

Catalyst March Issue 2012

When Catholics found out recently that Thomas Nast was among the 50 nominated for the New Jersey Hall of Fame’s (NJHF) class of 2012, they were justifiably outraged. The NJHF includes luminaries as diverse as Albert Einstein and Shaquille O’Neal and should not be dishonored by including bigots. Nast is not only the most bigoted cartoonist in American... [Read more...]

JAY LENO GOES BACK TO SEWER

Catalyst March Issue 2012

Jay Leno, a serial anti-Catholic bigot, recently opened up his show with a monologue in which he commented on an auxiliary bishop from Los Angeles who had stepped down after admitting he fathered two children. After explaining what happened, Leno said, “I thought bishops could only move diagonally. I didn’t know they could move up and down.” When... [Read more...]

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