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BIGOTRY IN THE CONGRESS; RELIGION IS THE NEW TARGET

By |2019-04-18T18:25:54+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Religious bigotry has replaced racial bigotry among congressmen. Both the House and the Senate have shown a spike in religious bigotry, the targets being mostly Catholics and Jews. A few months ago, two U.S. senators, Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono, showed their anti-Catholic colors by attacking a Catholic nominee for a job on the federal bench [...]

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LOCKWOOD R.I.P.

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Robert P. Lockwood passed away March 4. He was one of the most prolific Catholic journalists of our time, writing columns and books for Our Sunday Visitor for decades. He was also the president of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, a company he brought to a new level of excellence. His last post was as director of [...]

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WHY I WROTE COMMON SENSE CATHOLICISM

By |2019-04-25T15:56:31+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When I was in the Air Force, in the late 1960s, I became interested in politics. It was a turbulent time, and this was certainly true of California, where I was stationed. My first political leanings, some may be surprised to learn, were liberal-left. That didn't last long. When I was discharged, I [...]

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THE RIGHT TONIC: COMMON SENSE CATHOLICISM

By |2019-04-25T15:54:20+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Russell Shaw Bill Donohue, Common Sense Catholicism: How to Resolve Our Cultural Crisis (Ignatius Press) Imagine that dueling has been legalized in America. Imagine that two men decide to settle their differences by fighting a duel. What then? Bill Donohue points to some of the questions that then might very well be raised: "What if an [...]

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MICHIGAN AG’S ANTI-CATHOLIC BIAS

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Dana Nessel, Michigan's new Attorney General, is not off to a good start with Catholics. In February, she held a press conference where she insulted Catholics. Her topic was a state investigation into allegations of Catholic clergy sexual abuse. She threw a sucker punch at Catholics by telling residents to "ask to see their badge and [...]

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MICHIGAN OFFICIALS ASKED TO PROBE THE SCHOOLS

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

As we pointed out recently, perverts and rapists are preying on public school students in Michigan today, yet neither Governor Gretchen Whitmer nor Attorney General Dana Nessel are asking for an investigation of the schools. That's because they are too busy hounding the Catholic Church. Nessel recently started an investigation of clergy sexual abuse, but not [...]

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THE GULLIBLE GEORGE WILL

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Opinion writers who opine about matters they are not well grounded in are a problem. George Will is such a man. A devout atheist, he takes the Catholic Church to task for offenses, real and contrived, relying heavily on the work of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the man behind the discredited Pennsylvania grand jury report [...]

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THIESSEN’S MISTAKE

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following letter to the editor by Bill Donohue was published March 10 in the Washington Post: Marc A. Thiessen's call for Catholics to stop making donations to the bishops' Lenten appeals was badly flawed ["Boycott the bishops," op-ed, March 6]. Once Pope Francis asked the bishops to pitch matters such as the case of former [...]

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ASSESSING GAY PRIESTS’ ROLE IN THE SCANDAL

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Prior to the February Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse, Vatican observer Edwin Pentin wrote that it was "not clear" whether "the role of homosexuality in the abuse crisis" would be addressed. It wasn't. And one thing is for sure: every effort to downplay the role of gays is being made. A front-page story in the [...]

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CLERICALISM DOES NOT CAUSE SEXUAL ABUSE

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It is popular in left-wing circles to adopt the Marxist vision of society, one which interprets social interaction purely on the basis of power. According to this perspective, society consists of power brokers and their subjects, and not much more. This is a very narrow lens, a myopic condition that blinds them to reality. Applied to [...]

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