October Issue 2012

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VOTERS HIGHLY POLARIZED; CATHOLICS ALSO SPLIT

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

With the November elections almost upon us, all signs show a very polarized electorate. There are many key issues at stake, both at the national level and in the states. Surveys show the Catholic community is just as split as the rest of the country. The Catholic vote is not hard to determine. Practicing Catholics, for [...]

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TEXAS CASE DROPPED

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Features, Front Page|Tags: |

In the last edition of Catalyst, we covered the controversial case of a professor under the gun for publishing an allegedly biased article; we also published Bill Donohue’s scathing indictment of the person who lodged the complaint. We are happy to report that there will be no investigation of Professor Mark Regnerus at the University of [...]

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UNSEEMLY TWINS: OBAMA AND HOLLYWOOD

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue On September 11, 2001, around 8:50 a.m., I looked out my 34th floor-window and saw a blazing hole near the top of one of the Twin Towers. I thought some jerk on drugs had flown a small plane into the building, so I quickly went back to typing. Then [...]

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OBAMA’S WAR ON RELIGION

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue In September, Bill Donohue wrote a four-part series that was featured on Newsmax.com. The series focused on the war on religion that has been waged by the administration of President Barack Obama. The series caught the attention of many in the media and is sure to be a topic of discussion in many quarters. [...]

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SPIRIT LAKE UPDATE

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the September Catalyst, we ran a front-page story on a physician who was punished for blowing the whistle on child sexual abuse at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Fortunately, Dr. Michael R. Tilus was quickly treated with justice following a Catholic League call for a congressional investigation. Nonetheless, we wanted to know [...]

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“CRUCIFIX MASTURBATION” FILM WINS

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In September, the Venice Film Festival awarded a special jury prize to the film “Paradise: Faith.” The film is part of a trilogy; Strand Releasing has acquired the U.S. rights and plans to release it early next year. One of the hallmarks of cultural charlatans is the propensity to insult Christians, especially Catholics, and then declare [...]

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FX’S ATTACK ON NUNS

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The second season of the FX show, “American Horror Story,” begins October 17; the subtitle of this season’s series is called “Asylum.” What this season is set to unleash could be some of the most vicious anti-Catholic fare we have ever seen. “American Horror Story: Asylum” is the work of Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Murphy [...]

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ASSESSING BISHOP FINN’S GUILT

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A judge recently found Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn guilty in a case involving Father Shawn Ratigan. Though the media focused on the guilty verdict, we immediately dispelled the myths surrounding the case. Bishop Finn was not found guilty of a felony: he was found guilty of one misdemeanor, and innocent of another. The case [...]

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TRYING TO SILENCE BISHOP CORDILEONE

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, Oakland Bishop Salvatore Cordileone was stopped at a DUI checkpoint and was arrested after it was determined that his blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit. He apologized. That wasn’t the end of the story, not because of what happened, but who it happened to. It just so happens that Cordileone holds orthodox Catholic positions [...]

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FR. GROESCHEL UNDER FIRE

By | October 19th, 2012|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a recent interview with the National Catholic Register, Father Benedict Groeschel hypothesized how a young person (14, 16 or 18, as he put it) could conceivably take advantage of a priest who was having a nervous breakdown. He also referred to Jerry Sandusky, the disgraced Penn State football coach, as “this poor guy.” For these [...]

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