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NEW RULES ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY; DONOHUE WEIGHS IN

By |2020-03-25T15:35:10+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Public policy reforms governing religious liberty were recently proposed by the Trump administration. Federal rulemaking directives afford the public 30 days to comment on them after they are posted in the Federal Register. Bill Donohue submitted his statement in favor of the rules on January 21, five days after they were announced. The Trump administration has [...]

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SCHOOL CHOICE LOOMS

By |2020-03-25T15:35:10+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Finally, after almost 150 years, we may rid the law of anti-Catholic legislation. The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on a school choice case of monumental significance. The Catholic League has been fighting for school choice since Father Virgil Blum founded the organization in 1973. The case involves a Montana scholarship program that allows [...]

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THE REAL WHITE-BLACK DIVIDE

By |2020-03-25T15:35:10+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

What separates whites and blacks the most these days is not race or class, it's religion. But don't expect to hear this from commentators or scholars. That's because most of them are well-educated white people, and they are the most likely to be non-religious. Blacks, on the other hand, are much more religious than whites. Christianity [...]

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ACCUSED PRIESTS DESERVE BETTER

By |2020-03-25T15:35:11+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue There is justified anger on the part of the Catholic laity over the way molesting priests were handled by the bishop. That anger is still with us today, even though the bishops have made great progress in dealing with clergy sexual abuse. Most cases we hear about today are old cases and the offenders [...]

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CONFESSIONAL SEAL AT RISK IN UTAH

By |2020-03-25T15:35:11+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Utah Rep. Angela Romero, a Democrat, is sponsoring a bill that would gut the seal of Confession. She maintains that it is necessary because priests learn of the sexual abuse of minors in confession and do not report this to the authorities. In a January 13 letter to Rep. Romero, Bill Donohue wrote: "I have two [...]

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WESTERN EUROPE BALKS ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By |2020-03-25T15:35:11+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been a vocal advocate of religious liberty, both here and abroad. He has now established a new International Religious Freedom Alliance with 27 member states. They have all pledged to promote religious beliefs in a myriad of ways, and have agreed to condemn religious persecution wherever it exists. Conscience rights [...]

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FLORIDA CBS AFFILIATE APOLOGIZES

By |2020-03-25T15:35:11+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On January 3, the CBS affiliate in St. Petersburg, Florida, WTSP, posted on its website a news story that read, "Former Sarasota Bishop Charged with Sexually Battering Child."It was about a former bishop at the Westcoast Center for Human Development in Sarasota; he was arrested and charged with battering a child. We had no problem with [...]

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DETROIT FREE PRESS IS AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE

By |2020-03-25T15:35:12+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Let's say you are a reporter who detests the Catholic Church (there are more than a few out there), and would like to do an article that reflects badly on it. You come across a story that may qualify, but it is rather routine: it is about high school boys acting inappropriately. Not satisfied, you decide [...]

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ABORTION, NOT THE PILL, FIRES THE LEFT

By |2020-03-25T15:35:12+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The birth control pill became commercially available in 1960, and in 1973 abortion was legalized. Those on the left who have been pushing for a libertine culture have won the PR battle on contraception (most Americans are okay with it), but they have lost the PR battle on abortion (most Americans want limits on when and [...]

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FURTHER VINDICATION OF POPE PIUS XII

By |2020-03-25T15:35:12+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Ronald Rychlak January 27 marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in Nazi-occupied Poland. That day, the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, was observed at the United Nations with a symposium entitled: "Remembering the Holocaust: The Documented Efforts of the Catholic Church to Save Lives." It was [...]

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