CHURCH’S TAX-EXEMPT STATUS THREATENED

By |2021-07-22T15:29:24-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the late 1980s, the ACLU filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit that sought to revoke the tax-exempt status of the Catholic Church because of its teaching on abortion. Now abortion is the subject of a threat to do the same, this time coming from a sitting member of the House of Representatives. Rep. Jared [...]

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CATHOLIC DEMOCRATS LECTURE THE BISHOPS

By |2021-07-22T15:29:24-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Seems like everyone is lecturing the bishops these days. The latest to do so are 59 Democrats who identify as Catholics. Leading the charge is Rep. Rosa DeLauro. On June 18, DeLauro issued a "Statement of Principles" that chastises the bishops for addressing the issue of Catholic public figures who reject core Catholic moral teachings; 73% [...]

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SEX ENGINEERING BILL IS INSANE

By |2021-07-22T15:29:25-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A sex education bill is being considered in some states that is the most wildly irresponsible assault on common decency and common sense ever proposed. In a stealth move, it was passed by Illinois state lawmakers on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend; Governor J.B. Pritzker did not sign it, but if he does nothing, it [...]

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DISSIDENT CATHOLICS ATTACK THE BISHOPS

By |2021-07-22T15:29:25-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is nothing new about the National Catholic Reporter working to undermine Catholic teachings, but their June 3rd editorial is in a class of its own. The backdrop to the Reporter's angst was the June 16 virtual meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The bishops discussed, among other items, what to do [...]

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SOROS-FUNDED GROUP ATTACKS BISHOPS

By |2021-07-22T15:29:26-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

President Biden says he is a "devout Catholic," yet he continues to oppose many of the most serious Catholic teachings that bear on public policy. This is of great concern to the bishops, and a large contingent of them are considering whether Biden is deserving of Holy Communion. They took up this issue in a virtual [...]

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THE BISHOPS ARE NOT PARTISANS

By |2021-07-22T15:29:26-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Critics of the bishops are accusing them of being political partisans. They are wrong. It is simply false to argue that the USCCB is a political tool of either the Republicans or the Democrats. The USCCB has praised and criticized the leaders of both parties, depending on their policies and how they mesh with Catholic teachings [...]

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ACLU HAS ALWAYS BEEN POLITICAL

By |2021-07-22T15:29:27-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Michael Powell has done some great work at the New York Times, and his lengthy 3615-word article on the ACLU that was published June 7 is no exception. Bill Donohue knows the ACLU well. As part of his Ph.D. dissertation on the ACLU that he did at NYU, Donohue interviewed the founder of the organization in [...]

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PUBLIC OPPOSES ABORTION-ON-DEMAND

By |2021-07-22T15:29:27-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Two recently released Gallup surveys on abortion show how mixed Americans are on this subject. One of them is titled, "Americans Still Oppose Overturning Roe v. Wade." This a gross simplification. Indeed, by analyzing Gallup's own data, the opposite case could also be made. It is true that when asked whether Roe v. Wade should be [...]

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FLAWED SURVEY ON TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

By |2021-07-22T15:29:27-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When the public is asked about the rights of Americans, from any demographic group, the issue is usually couched in terms of equality. But when it comes to the rights of transgender persons, there are two other variables that ineluctably come into play: equity and privacy. Equality is not equity: it means sameness; equity means fairness. [...]

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DISHONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING’S LEGACY

By |2021-07-22T15:29:28-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The legacy of Rev. Martin Luther King is being dishonored on a daily basis. Those who are trashing his noble record are not white supremacists; rather, they are professionals who claim to be fighting racism. These people work primarily in education, law, and the media. Regrettably, they are as heavily populated in the for-profit sector of [...]

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