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AMICUS BRIEF FILED IN PA; CHURCH UNDER ATTACK

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On September 24, the Catholic League filed an amicus curiae brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in support of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown's appeal of the badly flawed decision in Rice v. Altoona-Johnstown, et al. We are being represented by the Pittsburgh law firm, Jones Day. The case involves Renee Rice's contention that she was molested [...]

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USCCB RULES ON TITLE VII

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In October, three committees of the USCCB issued a strong statement on three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on the rights of homosexual and transgender persons. The bishops made the case that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not apply. There are two cases that involve the rights of gay employees, and one that involves [...]

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JOURNALISTIC MALPRACTICE

By |2019-11-27T14:03:02+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In early October, within a period of 24 hours, two prominent secular media outlets, and one prominent religious media outlet, ran stories on the Catholic Church that were classic examples of journalistic malpractice. Motive is hard to determine: Were the reporters incompetent or malicious? Maybe both. From what we learned from two of [...]

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ATHEISTS WHO ARE HATERS

By |2019-11-27T14:04:38+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue When I studied at New York University for my undergraduate degree, no one had a greater influence on me than Sidney Hook. Hook was one of the most brilliant political philosophers of the 20th century. He started as a Marxist and wound up a moderate conservative. He was also an atheist, though I never [...]

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MICHIGAN AG NESSEL SLAPPED DOWN BY JUDGE

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A federal district court judge in Michigan has upheld the religious freedom of a Catholic foster care and adoption agency, while calling out the "religious targeting" engaged in by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. At issue is whether faith-based foster care and adoption agencies may refer same-sex and unmarried heterosexual couples to other agencies, rather than [...]

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BUTTIGIEG NEEDS TO MAN UP

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer has legally killed thousands of babies in South Bend, Indiana, home to its mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. After refusing to speak to the latest news—2,246 fetal remains were found in Klopfer's home—Buttigieg has finally spoken about this story. But his remarks show that he still refuses to man up. Here is [...]

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PRO-ABORTS SPIN ABORTION DECLINE

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The abortion rate hit a 46-year low in 2017. This is the central finding reported by the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organization that was formerly aligned with Planned Parenthood. It also found that there was a 7% decline in abortions since 2014. Pregnancy rates also declined. To most Americans, regardless of their position on this [...]

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN SEMINARIES IS RARE

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a joint effort by researchers at the University of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, a study of U.S. seminarians found that six percent have experienced some form of sexual harassment. It was also determined that 84 percent said that their administration [...]

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DILEMMAS FACED BY AMAZON SYNOD

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Amazon Synod of Bishops took place October 6-27. It generated a lot of controversy, much of it dealing with the prospect of "married men of virtue" in the Amazon region being ordained as priests. That, and much more, was discussed in the synod's working document. If there was one issue that posed a real dilemma [...]

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LOUSY PIECE OF JOURNALISM FROM CRUX

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Christopher White, a Crux correspondent, can't even spell Bill Donohue's name right, but his more serious delinquencies entail what he wrote about him in a news story on the Amazon synod. He correctly says that Donohue pointed out that the bishops have a dilemma on their hands. They must decide "how to respect the culture of [...]

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