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NY STATE SENATOR APOLOGIZES; ISSUE RESOLVED

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:08+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On the morning of May 11, we learned that Brad Hoylman, a New York State Senator, posted an anti-Catholic tweet. We immediately condemned his remark and asked those on our email list to contact him. We also said he should recuse himself from voting on any measure dealing with the sexual abuse of minors. We made [...]

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INMATES SECURE RIGHTS

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:08+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

When we learned that Catholic prisoners at a Massachusetts correctional facility were being denied their religious rights, we moved quickly to have them restored. They were. In January, Bill Donohue wrote to the superintendent of a prison in Bridgewater, Massachusetts inquiring why Christmas Mass was held on December 28. He also wanted to know why several [...]

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MARX’S BLOODY LEGACY

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:08+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue May 5th marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. He is being celebrated by those who are horrified by Hitler, which makes their opposition to genocide phony. What Marx bequeathed—his legacy is written in blood—makes Hitler look benign. This is why anyone who condemns Hitler without also condemning his communist [...]

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ARE RELIGIOUS GAYS SUICIDAL?

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:08+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Four researchers with Ph.D.s have published an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine titled, "Association of Religiosity With Sexual Minority Suicide Ideation and Attempt." It seeks to determine the effects of religion on suicidal ideas and attempts at suicide. The data were culled from a larger study, one taken in 2011 by [...]

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SEN. BALDWIN REJECTS JUDICIAL NOMINEE

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:09+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin has told her home-state nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Gordon Giampietro, that she will not support him by returning a favorable blue slip to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Giampietro, a former federal prosecutor, has impeccable credentials, but his support for marriage as the exclusive union [...]

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DOES NEW YORK TIMES HAVE A SEX SCANDAL?

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:09+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On May 1st there was a small story in the Times about its metro editor, Wendell Jamieson, resigning for unexplained reasons. Of course, his "resignation" was forced—he was effectively fired—coming as it did after an internal investigation. "I regret and apologize for my mistakes and leaving under these circumstances," Jamieson said. Were they "mistakes," or was [...]

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HOUSE CHAPLAIN ISSUE ERUPTS (AGAIN)

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:09+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The controversy over the House Chaplain issue embroiled Washington for about a week, ending in a victory for the chaplain, a loss for Rep. Paul Ryan, and a surge of media attention for the Catholic League. There was anti-Catholicism involved on at least two different levels, though we hasten to say that Ryan, who is a [...]

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CALIFORNIA GAY THERAPY BILL CENSORS SPEECH

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:09+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There are many moral, legal, and professional issues involved in a California bill, AB 2943, which seeks to amend the state's consumer fraud laws by banning gay and transgender conversion therapy. Whether such therapy works or not, or is morally defensible, may not be as important as the free speech implications of this piece of legislation. [...]

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COLUMBIA UNIV. SAYS “GOD LOVES GAY PORN”

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:09+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

GOD HATES GUNS LOVES GAY PORN That is the inscription—in large letters—posted on a big window on the ground floor of Columbia University's Lenfest Center for the Arts; it is located at W. 125th Street between Broadway and 12th Avenue. The Lenfest Center for the Arts is flagged by Columbia as "a dynamic new hub for [...]

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CONGRESSIONAL ATHEISTS MAKE BOGUS CLAIMS

By | 2018-07-03T16:11:09+00:00 June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A congressional club for atheists? Yes, one was founded last month, but it did not get off to a roaring start: Of the 535 members of Congress, we can count on one hand how many members there are: four. There are probably more left-handed vegans on Capitol Hill than that. So who are the members of [...]

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