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PELOSI & BIDEN ROIL USCCB; ABORTION ISSUE IGNITES

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden recently misrepresented the Church’s teaching on abortion, drawing fire from more than two dozen bishops. Their obstinacy in the face of criticism only emboldened more bishops to take issue with them. Tom Brokaw asked Pelosi on “Meet the Press” to comment on when life begins. Here [...]

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PALIN’S RELIGION

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s religion has come under severe scrutiny. Unfortunately, some of the coverage has been downright unfair. Baptized Catholic, Palin was raised in a Pentecostal church; since 2002, she has been a member of a non-denominational Christian church. She garnered the attention of the secular media when she urged the faithful to [...]

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“COMMON GROUND” CATHOLICS

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue After George W. Bush won reelection in 2004, it was disclosed that “values voters” played a major role in defeating the Democrats. More than any other issue, it was abortion that proved decisive: the “values voters” preferred the pro-life position of the Republican Party. It didn’t take long before some Democrats, especially Catholics [...]

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Congressmen Address Pelosi’s Statements

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Some of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fellow congressmen, who are pro-life and Catholic, responded to her statements about the Catholic Church's teachings concerning when life begins.  Please click here to read their correspondence to her.

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BISHOPS RESPOND TO PELOSI

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

he following statement was released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops following Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s misrepresentation of the Catholic Church’s teaching against abortion: In the course of a “Meet the Press” interview on abortion and other public issues on August 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi misrepresented the history and nature of [...]

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PELOSI GETS AN “F” IN RELIGION

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would have us believe that the Catholic Church was not always opposed to abortion. And she says this while admitting that she has studied the subject for a long time. Perhaps she should take time out to read what the Catholic Catechism says. “Human life must be respected and protected absolutely from [...]

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OBAMA AND BIDEN MUDDY ABORTION ISSUE

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Appearing on the September 7 edition of ABC-TV’s “This Week,” Sen. Barack Obama was asked to comment on his recent quip that he could not say when life begins because it was “above my pay grade.” He called that response “too flip,” offering, “All I meant to communicate was that I don’t presume to be able [...]

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BIDEN DIGS HIMSELF A HOLE

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On September 9, Sen. Joseph Biden said that if the Republicans were serious about helping disabled children they would support stem-cell research. His comment was a clear shot at Sarah Palin; she chose to give birth to a Down’s syndrome baby rather than have an abortion (the way 90 percent of women do when notified they [...]

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CASEY BLOWS IT ON ABORTION

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Sen. Bob Casey, Jr.’s speech at this year’s Democratic National Convention was supposed to be a breakthrough moment for the Party: in 1992 the Democratic National Convention prohibited Gov. Bob Casey, Sr. from making a pro-life speech. Casey, Jr. blew his chance to make a strong comment about abortion and only offered the standard cliché about [...]

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DEMOCRATS ASKED TO NIX OFFENSIVE BLOGGERS

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Democratic Party credentialed over 120 blogs for this year’s Democratic National Convention; those who received credentials were allowed to cover the Convention at the Pepsi Center. Included on that list were a few offensive sites; the most offensive was Bitch Ph.D. On the home page of Bitch Ph.D. there was a picture of two children: one of them [...]

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