October Issue 2011

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LETTER TO THE ICC

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Below is an excerpt of Bill Donohue’s letter to the International Criminal Court: September 14, 2011 Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo International Criminal Court P.O. Box 19519 2500 CM, The Hague The Netherland Dear Mr. Moreno-Ocampo: We have learned that two organizations, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), [...]

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MORE INSANE SEX ED FOR NYC

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Before the beginning of the new school year, a mandate was issued that would require all middle and high school students in the New York City public schools to take sex-education classes this fall. Just another insane idea by the public school administration. There has been de facto sex-education in New York City for decades—that’s how long [...]

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEDOPHILIA?

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The media never tire of chiding the Catholic Church for not responding strongly enough to allegations of the sexual abuse of minors, yet there seems to be no interest in reporting on attempts to legitimate pedophilia. Recently, many in the mental health profession seeking to normalize pedophilia met in Baltimore, an event that the media ignored. [...]

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MSNBC OUTDOES NEW YORK TIMES

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the September issue of Catalyst, there appeared a story about former New York Times executive editor Bill Keller’s review of the book, Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy, by John Julius Norwich. After citing several errors, we said we weren’t sure who was dumber, Keller or Norwich. After a recent edition of MSNBC’s “Morning [...]

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WHAT LETTERMAN SHOULD HAVE SAID

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, after receiving a threat from al Qaeda for making fun of Muslim terrorists on the “Late Show,” David Letterman went mum. We recommended that he make the following statement: Though I never mentioned Muslims or Islam in my June 8 monologue, I received a serious death threat from al Qaeda. This has forced me to [...]

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FORDHAM HOSTS QUEER EVENT

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 16, Fordham University held a conference on “Sexual Diversity in the Catholic Church.” It was the first of a four-part series; Union Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School and Fairfield University will also host conferences on related issues. Bill Donohue addressed the conference saying: “It is fitting that the Catholic Church is the only religion [...]

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SMEARING PRIESTS

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Leading up to the anniversary of 9/11, there were many stories stating that Father Mychal Judge, the first of the First Responders to die that day, was homosexual. Not everyone agrees. No matter, even those who allege that Judge was gay say he kept his sexual orientation private, disclosing it to only a few friends. Father [...]

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PIERS MORGAN BAITS SANTORUM

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On a recent episode of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,” the host asked presidential candidate Rick Santorum about his views on gay marriage. Santorum said he favored the traditional understanding of marriage, citing his allegiance to the teachings of the Catholic Church; both men are Catholic. Santorum said he also accepts the Church’s teachings on homosexuality, which [...]

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PASTOR HAGEE DESERVES BETTER

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We have fielded several questions lately by those interested in Bill Donohue’s relationship with Pastor John Hagee. This came as a result of Pastor Hagee’s presence at Governor Rick Perry’s Houston prayer rally in August. Some pundits have subsequently said that Hagee’s attendance represents a “Catholic problem” for the Texas governor. Without being asked by either [...]

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WORLD YOUTH DAY DRAWS CRITICS

By | October 20th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Over the summer, a crowd of roughly one million gathered in Madrid for World Youth Day. Pilgrims, mostly teenagers, arrived for one week to celebrate the Catholic faith and to gain inspiration from Pope Benedict XVI. Against the backdrop of this overwhelming support—from all over the globe—were some enemies of the pope, as well as those [...]

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