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DISNEY-ABC INSULT CATHOLICS; WE RESPOND WITH VIGOR

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:09+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Last spring, Bill Donohue was contacted by Brent Bozell's Media Research Center to sign a petition protesting a new ABC sitcom, "The Real O'Neals." Though the show was not slated to air until this year, from what we could learn, it was clear that Catholics would be treated unfairly. After all, it was loosely based on [...]

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DORITOS AD UPSETS NARAL

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:09+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Doritos Super Bowl ad that showed an ultrasound picture of a baby carried by the baby's mother was condemned by the pro-abortion group, NARAL, for "humanizing the fetus." It did just that. What else could it have done? As Scottish professor Malcolm Nicolson has said, ultrasound has a "humanizing effect" that is so powerful that [...]

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CATHOLIC COMPLACENCY

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:09+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

About a year ago, I was asked by a staffer for Tom Monaghan (of Domino's Pizza fame) to speak at the 2016 Legatus conference. He was upset that Catholics are too complacent; he wanted me to address why. Legatus, founded by Tom, is an organization of Catholic business elites, many of whom are CEOs. I was [...]

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Modern Catholicism, the Antithesis of Fundamentalism

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:09+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Robert Royal Anti-Catholicism in America stems from many sources. Historically, of course, this predominantly Protestant nation had a built-in prejudice against Catholics, on theological grounds. But there were many other factors as well. Our mostly British early Americans also resented it when large waves of immigrants—Irish, German, Polish, Italian, and many others who were largely Catholic—began [...]

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TRUMP VOWS TO PROTECT CHRISTIANITY

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:10+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A few weeks ago, Donald Trump went on a tear at Liberty University. "We're going to protect Christianity," he said. This needs to be done because "Christianity is under siege." He noted that in Syria, "if you're Christian, they're chopping heads, they're under siege!" Aside from addressing the "War on Christmas," all of Trump's references to [...]

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TRUMP’S SPOKESWOMAN MUST APOLOGIZE

By | 2016-03-21T18:35:23+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 18, 2011, Donald Trump's national spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson sent the following tweet: "Just saw a commercial from Catholic Church stating that Catholic Church was started by Jesus. I bet they believe that too." No one makes a comment like this without harboring an animus against Catholicism. It would be instructive to learn more about [...]

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IS DONALD TRUMP ANTI-CATHOLIC?

By | 2016-03-21T18:35:24+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League never condemns anyone for expressing disagreement, in a reasonable manner, with a public policy position taken by the Catholic Church or a Church leader. Thus we have no reason to condemn Donald Trump for simply expressing his disagreement with Pope Francis on the issue of immigration. Yet we have the spectacle of Niall [...]

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ELITE DON’T GET TRUMP’S APPEAL

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:10+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was recently published by Newsmax. In 1972, Pauline Kael, film critic for the New Yorker, famously said after the presidential election, "I can't believe Nixon won. I don't know anyone who voted for him." Following the New Hampshire primary, former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu said, "By name, I know [...]

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TRUMP COMMENTS ON DONOHUE

By | 2016-03-21T18:35:25+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Following Bill Donohue's interview with CNN's Mike Smerconish on February 13, Donald Trump twice tweeted on his performance, as well as on his Newsmax article (above): "A very big thank you to Bill Donohue, head of The Catholic League, for the wonderful interview on @CNN and article in Newsmax! Great insight." "Nice column by Bill Donahue, [...]

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CARDINAL WUERL ADDRESSES VIOLENCE

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:10+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

At President Obama's State of the Union address, there was an empty seat, purposely set aside, in the First Lady's guest box: it represented the victims of gun violence. Those who are seriously interested in this issue might want to ponder the cultural reasons why violence is so prevalent in our society. Cardinal Wuerl offered great [...]

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