HOLOCAUST EVENTS POLITICIZED; REBUTTAL PROVIDED

Catalyst May Issue 2012, Front Page

From April 12-19, the University of Minnesota Duluth hosted a series of events commemorating the Holocaust. There were so many early signals that at least some of these events would be patently unfair to the Catholic Church that both the Diocese of Duluth and the Catholic League raised many public concerns. Bill Donohue wrote a lengthy rebuttal to the... [Read more...]

BISHOPS STAND TALL

Catalyst May Issue 2012, Front Page

On April 12, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced the start of a religious freedom campaign. It is the most comprehensive and cogent defense of religious liberty ever drafted by the bishops in the United States. Erudite and wide-ranging, it is clarion call to the Catholic community, and beyond, to get serious about religious rights,... [Read more...]

MISERABLE CATHOLICS

Catalyst May Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue It is not uncommon for people to join an organization when they are young, and grow to like it immensely. But people change, and oftentimes organizations do not, or at least they don’t change dramatically. So we understand it when people change and no longer feel at home with the organization they once... [Read more...]

STATEMENT TO THE DULUTH COMMUNITY: UNIV. OF MINNESOTA DULUTH HOLOCAUST EVENT

Catalyst May Issue 2012, Essay

Bill Donohue It has come to my attention that the University of Minnesota Duluth is hosting a series of events on the Holocaust; they are scheduled to run between April 12 and April 19. Because many of the events address the religious response to the Holocaust, it is of great interest to the Catholic League. For example, we have a wealth of information... [Read more...]

PSYCHOLOGISTS ADDRESS SEXUAL ABUSE

Catalyst May Issue 2012

William O’Donohue, Ph.D., Olga Cirlugea, B.A., Lorraine Benuto, Ph.D. We are clinical psychologists (the second author is a graduate student in a doctoral training program) at the University of Nevada, Reno who have been treating sexual abuse victims (the first author for over 30 years). We have treated adults who were abused by priests when they... [Read more...]

BISHOPS LAUNCH RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CAMPAIGN

Catalyst May Issue 2012

The statement by the bishops launching a religious freedom campaign was well received in the Catholic community. Those who work against our religious rights tried to downplay it. But they did not succeed—it was too impressive to ignore. Internationally, the declaration calls attention to the “assassinations, bombings of churches, torching of orphanages,”... [Read more...]

OBAMA’S CATHOLIC PROBLEM

Catalyst May Issue 2012

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life recently published a survey that indicated that President Barack Obama has a Catholic problem. According to the survey, only 35 percent of the American people said the Democratic Party is “friendly to religion,” while 54 percent said the Republicans are. When asked specifically about the Obama administration,... [Read more...]

99.98% OF PRIESTS ARE INNOCENT

Catalyst May Issue 2012

Recently the findings of the 2011 Annual Report on priestly sexual abuse were released by the bishops’ conference and the headlines should have read, “Abuse Problem Near Zero Among Priests.” That was not the case. According to the 2011 Official Catholic Directory, there are 40,271 priests in the U.S. The report says there were 23 credible accusations... [Read more...]

OBAMA ENLISTS ACLU TO WAR ON CATHOLICS

Catalyst May Issue 2012

The more the bishops study the issue, the more resolved they are in opposing ObamaCare. At the heart of the bishops’ objections is the contrived and unjust way the Obama administration defines a religious organization; it grants an exemption only to what it deems is a religious entity. In point of fact, it is the ACLU that is really dictating to Catholics... [Read more...]

KATHLEEN KENNEDY TOWNSEND’S CONFUSION

Catalyst May Issue 2012

Recently Kathleen Kennedy Townsend posted an article on the website of The Atlantic about how she spent her St. Patrick’s Day. Hers was far different than Bill Donohue’s. “I spent my St. Patrick’s Day marching in the parade up New York’s Fifth Avenue, and then drank beer with my friends,” Donohue said. “Kathleen Kennedy Townsend spent... [Read more...]

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