NO. DAKOTA DR. REINSTATED; HHS INQUIRY MOOT

Catalyst September Issue 2012, Front Page

After a doctor blew the whistle on rampant child sexual abuse at the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation in North Dakota, he was punished by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for doing so. We immediately intervened by calling for an investigation. The next day the physician was reinstated. The whistle-blower, Dr. Michael R. Tilus, director... [Read more...]

MICHELLE’S GIFT

Catalyst September Issue 2012, Front Page

Over the summer, Michelle Obama told members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee something quite revealing: “And to anyone who says that church is no place to talk about these [political] issues, you tell them there is no better place—no better place. Because ultimately, these are not just political issues—they are... [Read more...]

THE GAY EXPRESS

Catalyst September Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Many years ago, Harvard sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan said he was stunned by the swiftness of cultural change that took place in the 1960s. In particular, he cited the overnight conversion to co-ed dorms on college campuses. Lots of changes took place during this period, but fast as they were, their... [Read more...]

CURRENT THREATS TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catalyst September Issue 2012, Essay

Jeff Field, director of communications for the Catholic League, recently interviewed Bill Donohue on the subject of religious liberty. Below is a transcript of the interview. Bill, you’ve been doing this job at the Catholic League for about two decades. How have things changed in the last couple of decades in terms of the threats to religious liberty? Well,... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC VP v. CATHOLIC VP

Catalyst September Issue 2012

Following the announcement by Mitt Romney to have Paul Ryan serve as his running mate, we compared the two Catholic vice presidential candidates. In many respects, Catholics today are divided into pro-life and social justice camps. That is unfortunate, and while this division can be overstated, it remains true that most Catholic activists sit in either... [Read more...]

AL SMITH DINNER SPARKS DEBATE

Catalyst September Issue 2012

When the Al Smith Foundation announced that both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney would attend its annual dinner, a large debate ignited. It is customary, though not compulsory, for the New York Archbishop to invite the presidential candidates from the two major political parties to the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York City. Some were not... [Read more...]

RELIGION POLL PROVES REVEALING

Catalyst September Issue 2012

A recent survey released by the Pew Research Center showed fewer Americans today say that President Obama is a Christian than was true four years ago when he was a presidential candidate. Indeed, 55 percent said he was a Christian in October 2008, but only 49 percent say he is today. On the other hand, the more people get to know Mitt Romney, the more... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF TEXAS CATHOLIC PROF ASSAILED

Catalyst September Issue 2012

In the July issue of Social Science Research, a University of Texas at Austin professor, sociologist Mark Regnerus, published his findings on how well children fare in households where gay parents reside; they do not do as well as children raised in homes where both a father and a mother live. Now anyone is free to disagree with Regnerus’ methodology... [Read more...]

WAR ON CHICK-FIL-A

Catalyst September Issue 2012

A controversy was recently sparked when Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy came out in support of traditional marriage. Cathy said that we are “inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist at him and say, ‘We know better than you as to what constitutes a marriage.’” Cathy never mentioned homosexuals, yet created a firestorm labeling... [Read more...]

GOV. JINDAL’S VOUCHER PROGRAM

Catalyst September Issue 2012

The people of Louisiana love their governor, Bobby Jindal, and no segment of the population loves him more than the poor. That’s because Jindal is fighting for educational equality: his school voucher program, the biggest in the nation, gives the poor the same choice of schools that the rich can afford. Leading the fight against the poor is the Interfaith... [Read more...]

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