“CATHOLIC” GAY GROUP CHASTISED

Catalyst November Issue 2011

The following is an excerpt from a recent joint statement of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Minnesota Catholic Conference: “A group calling itself ‘Catholics for Marriage Equality MN’ seeks to confuse Catholics and the public about authentic Church teaching related to matters of marriage and sexuality. The Archdiocese of St.... [Read more...]

FORDHAM SEX CONFERENCE BOMBS

Catalyst November Issue 2011

In the last edition of Catalyst, we informed our readers of a conference on sexual diversity in the Catholic Church that was held at Fordham University. After seeing some of the reviews of the event, we called it a bomb. Just a hundred or so curious souls bothered to show up, and though the event was mostly a failure, it did have its moments. They heard... [Read more...]

WHY DEMOCRATS REJECT MORMONS

Catalyst November Issue 2011

A recent Quinnipiac poll asked if the U.S. is ready for a Mormon president? Among Republicans, 68 percent say they are comfortable with the idea; this is slightly higher than the 64 percent of independents who say they are okay with such a choice; however, only 49 percent of Democrats say they are ready for a Mormon president. While it is difficult... [Read more...]

“PRO-CHILD” BILL IS ANTI-CATHOLIC

Catalyst November Issue 2011

The “Every Child Deserves a Family Act” seeks to deny federal funds to any adoption agency that “discriminates” against prospective adoptive or foster parents on the basis of sexual orientation. When we caught wind of this bill, we immediately called its purpose into question. The proponents of the bill manifestly do not believe that every child... [Read more...]

DISCERNING THE LAY VOCATION

Catalyst November Issue 2011, Book Review

Deacon Keith Fournier Living the Call: An Introduction to the Lay Vocation by Michael Novak and William Simon, Jr., Encounter Books. Blessed John Paul II used the parable of the workers in the vineyard as the framework within which to address the nature of a lay vocation. “The gospel parable sets before our eyes the Lord’s vast vineyard and the... [Read more...]

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