Essay

MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN: MADE FOR EACH OTHER

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:27+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

In November 2014, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith sponsored an international colloquium on the complementarity of man and woman in marriage; it was co-hosted by several Pontifical Councils. Pope Francis opened the event with a stirring address, and he was followed by approximately 400 scholars and religious leaders from around the world. Plough [...]

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WHY FR. SERRA DESERVES TO BE CANONIZED

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:52+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue This article is adapted from Bill Donohue's longer piece, "The Noble Legacy of Father Serra." To read the full text, click here. Who Was Father Serra? Junípero Serra was born on the Island of Majorca, off the coast of Spain in 1713, and died in Monterey, California in 1784. Partly of Jewish ancestry, this young [...]

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The Secularist Assault On America’s Moral Consensus

By | 2017-03-20T17:48:12+00:00 May 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw From the earliest days of their agitation to legalize abortion, America's modern-day secularists made inevitable the aggressive war on religious freedom they are engaged in today. From the start, the secularists deployed the weapon of anti-religious – primarily anti-Catholic – bigotry in advancing the pro-abortion agenda, portraying their opponents as narrowly sectarian religious zealots [...]

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The Catholic Advantage

By | 2017-03-20T17:48:42+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue We all want to be healthy, happy, and make it to heaven; even atheists who do not believe in heaven would prefer they enter the pearly gates if   given only two choices. Who are the most likely, and the least likely, to achieve the Three H's of health, happiness, and heaven is the subject [...]

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RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES UNITE

By | 2017-03-20T17:49:38+00:00 November 19th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Alliances are formed on the basis of mutual interests and needs, and the religious conservative alliance is no exception. There were forces external to each religious community, as well as forces within each community, that made the alliance possible. While today Catholic traditionalists, evangelical Protestants, Orthodox Jews, and others work together on social issues, [...]

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DEBUNKING THE “MASS GRAVE” STORY

By | 2017-03-20T17:49:58+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

To read Donohue's full account of this story, see the "Special Reports" section on the Catholic League's website. [Click Here] One of the key players in the "mass grave" story about the Tuam home is Catherine Corless, a local historian. Her research "suggested 796 babies were buried in a tank outside the former Tuam Mother and [...]

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THE MEDIA, THE POPE, AND DISINFORMATION

By | 2017-03-20T17:50:15+00:00 July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak On March 22, 2014, Pope Francis received a group of Italian broadcasters at the Vatican. In an unscripted address, he defined the virtues, mission, and sins of the communication media. While encouraging the broadcasters to carry out their work along the paths of truth, goodness, and beauty, he also warned them about three [...]

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NO SUBSTITUTE FOR VOUCHERS

By | 2017-03-20T17:50:29+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw The upheaval over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's attack on charter schools highlights the urgent need for more alternatives to failing public schools in our inner cities and other areas of poverty; for greater parental choice in determining the best schools for their children; and—in order to both empower parents and broaden [...]

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OBAMA’S WAR ON RELIGION IN THE RANKS

By | 2017-03-20T17:50:58+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

After reading an article by Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp on the state of religious liberty in the military, I asked a staff member to contact his office, requesting permission to reprint it. It was happily granted. It is the best summary of this subject I have seen. We have been tracking this issue for some time, [...]

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UNSUBSTANTIATED ACCUSATIONS

By | 2017-03-20T17:51:25+00:00 April 10th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue The Catholic Church has many teachings that touch on public issues, and it’s only fair that they be subject to critical analysis. But it’s hardly too much to ask that its critics substantiate their charges. Unfortunately, the tendency of the media to swing wildly became commonplace once it was learned that Pope Benedict XVI [...]

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