March Issue 2014

/Tag:March Issue 2014

POPE’S JOYOUS ANNIVERSARY; WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM

By | 2017-03-20T17:50:39+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League chose Monday, March 3 to make a special tribute to Pope Francis on the op-ed page of the New York Times; it is ten days before his one-year anniversary as the leader of over one billion Catholics. We will publish our op-ed ad in the next edition. By all accounts, the pope has [...]

Comments Off on POPE’S JOYOUS ANNIVERSARY; WORLDWIDE ACCLAIM

HHS MANDATE BLOCKED

By | 2014-03-13T16:20:26+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court has put the brakes on the infamous Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that would force Catholic non-profits, and objecting private businessmen, to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization. The issue has yet to be fully resolved. On January 24, the Supreme Court issued an injunction blocking enforcement of the HHS [...]

Comments Off on HHS MANDATE BLOCKED

ENVY DRIVES INEQUALITY ISSUE

By | 2014-03-13T16:17:02+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When Pope Francis speaks about our "throwaway" abortion culture, or comments on marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he wins no points from those on the left. But when he speaks about income inequality, he is praised by the likes of President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor [...]

Comments Off on ENVY DRIVES INEQUALITY ISSUE

ROLLING STONE LIKES THE POPE

By | 2014-03-13T16:20:26+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The February 13th cover story in Rolling Stone was a lengthy piece by Mark Binelli on Pope Francis. The article was respectful, though hardly without flaws. Like so many of the pope's new fans, Binelli's bouquets come at the price of exaggerating the Holy Father's uniqueness, and unfairly characterizing his predecessors. Binelli likes it that Francis [...]

Comments Off on ROLLING STONE LIKES THE POPE

PARSING THE POPE’S WORDS

By | 2014-03-13T16:20:27+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Not a day goes by without a pundit or editorial writer opining on what Pope Francis said about some controversial issue. While every pope, as well as every religious and secular leader, properly has his remarks subjected to scrutiny, Pope Francis is having his words sliced and diced far beyond anything his predecessors were accustomed to. [...]

Comments Off on PARSING THE POPE’S WORDS

HOLLYWOOD’S MORAL COMPASS

By | 2017-03-20T17:50:39+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The song, "Alone Yet Not Alone," was nominated for an Oscar, but then the decision was rescinded; the tune is from a Christian film of the same title. "Philomena," a propaganda film strewn with lies about the Catholic Church, won four nominations. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences does the balloting, and most of [...]

Comments Off on HOLLYWOOD’S MORAL COMPASS

NEW YORK TIMES SHOWS ITS BIAS

By | 2014-03-13T16:20:28+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is no newspaper in the United States that is more extreme in its defense of abortion-on-demand and homosexual rights than the New York Times. It regards the defense of partial-birth abortion to be a "moderate" position, and its reporters have openly bragged about the record number of homosexuals who write feature stories. The January 23, [...]

Comments Off on NEW YORK TIMES SHOWS ITS BIAS

HAS BILL MAHER COOLED OFF?

By | 2014-03-13T16:20:29+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Readers will recall that in our last issue, we announced how we pulled out all the stops to get Time Warner, the parent company of HBO, to dump Bill Maher's HBO show. We detailed Maher's relentless attacks on priests, bishops—even the pope—branding them all child rapists. We ran a lengthy report on Maher's anti-Catholic rants on [...]

Comments Off on HAS BILL MAHER COOLED OFF?

“PHILOMENA” IS A MALICIOUS FRAUD

By | 2017-03-20T17:50:40+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Of all the movies up for an Oscar this year, "Philomena" is by far the one that Catholics, and the public-at-large, need to be wary about. What has been peddled as a true story is, in fact, untrue. Worse, it deliberately paints the Catholic Church in a negative way, and is especially cruel to Irish nuns. [...]

Comments Off on “PHILOMENA” IS A MALICIOUS FRAUD

U.S. NEWS DEFENDS BIGOTRY

By | 2017-03-20T17:50:40+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We were only one week into the new year when we were treated to one of the most anti-Catholic articles we've seen in many years. Columnist Jamie Stiehm published her onslaught against Catholics, as well as the Catholic Church, in U.S. News and World Report. We choose our words carefully: this was not just an assault [...]

Comments Off on U.S. NEWS DEFENDS BIGOTRY