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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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DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FAIL THE RELIGION TEST

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

In a recent televised debate, Democratic candidates for president addressed the subject of religious liberty. Their positions were troubling. Julian Castro is so opposed to religious exemptions that he said that if he is elected, his "first order of business on January 20, 2021" would be to roll back religious exemptions that collide with the rights [...]

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USA TODAY SLAMS CHURCH FOR DEFENDING ITSELF

By |2019-11-25T15:47:41+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Marisa Kwiatkowski is a young reporter for USA TODAY. Her colleague, John Kelly, is a middle-age reporter. For the sake of argument, let's say they are both much older, in their late sixties. Let's also imagine that they have been accused of sexual misconduct by a cub reporter when they were in their early thirties. Nothing [...]

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AP STUDY OF ACCUSED PRIESTS DESERVES AN “F”

By |2019-11-25T15:47:41+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Associated Press (AP) study of former priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct reeks of duplicity, and worse. The nine-month investigation found nearly 1,700 "priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little or no supervision from religious authorities [...]

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BILL BARR’S CRITICS LOOK FOOLISH

By |2019-11-25T15:47:41+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Attorney General Bill Barr gave an historically accurate and sociologically sound presentation at Notre Dame Law School on October 11 that has been the source of much chatter by his critics. His topic was the militant secularist assault on religious liberty. If anyone has any doubts about whether this exists, let him read the Catholic League [...]

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