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PELL’S RELEASE TRIGGERS BACKLASH

By |2020-05-18T16:24:22+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Most people are normal and desire justice. Abnormal people prize revenge. A case in point is the reaction to the release of Cardinal George Pell from an Australian prison. Normal people are happy with the news, but there are always the abnormal ones. Neither the Boston Globe, New York Times nor the Washington Post—the three most [...]

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ARE BANS ON CHURCH GATHERINGS KOSHER?

By |2020-05-18T16:24:22+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In Michigan, New York, and Ohio, churches are exempt from bans on large gatherings at this time due to the coronavirus. Indiana, Louisiana, and Virginia have decided to extend the ban to churches. This is definitely a state issue: the Trump administration has wisely stayed out of it. At the state level, this is a difficult [...]

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ABORTION ACTIVISTS ENDANGER PUBLIC HEALTH

By |2020-05-18T16:24:23+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Should abortions be considered elective surgery and therefore not be permitted during the coronavirus pandemic, or are they an essential healthcare issue that should be permitted? Predictably, in pro-life states like Ohio and Texas officials are saying abortions constitute elective surgery and should therefore not be allowed, while in pro-abortion states like Massachusetts and Washington, officials [...]

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BLAMING CHRISTIANS FOR THE VIRUS IS PARANOID

By |2020-05-18T16:24:23+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It is not unusual for authors of a new book to seize opportunities to plug their work. But the March 27 op-ed in the New York Times by Katherine Stewart breaks new ground. After inventing a bogey man—"Christian Nationalists"—she then blames them for the coronavirus. Here is some background information. When George W. Bush won reelection [...]

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ATHEISTS RIP PENCE FOR CHURCH DONATION APPEAL

By |2020-05-18T16:24:23+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Organized atheists, unlike most Americans who are non-believers, are more often than not driven by hatred of religion and the faithful. Their impulses are totalitarian: they would ban all religious expression if they could. A classic case is Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). FFRF has gone ballistic because Vice President Mike Pence recently implored Americans to [...]

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DE BLASIO FEARS “CHRISTIAN VIRUS”

By |2020-05-18T16:24:23+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Rev. Franklin Graham could have chosen to simply ask his people to pray for New Yorkers hit hard with coronavirus. But instead he recruited 72 doctors, nurses and other medical personnel from Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical group, to set up a 68-bed facility in Central Park; it is operated in partnership with the Mount Sinai Health [...]

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STATE OVERREACH THREATENS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By |2020-05-18T16:24:23+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 27, Bill Donohue addressed the conflict between public health restrictions and religious liberty protections. "Whenever religious liberty collides with public health, the government is obliged to put the least restrictive measures on religion." On April 11, U.S. District Judge Justin Walker invoked a temporary restraining order blocking Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's ban on drive-in [...]

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BIGOTS OPPOSE FUNDS FOR RELIGIOUS GROUPS

By |2020-05-18T16:24:24+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The apostles of inclusion always draw the line when it comes to houses of worship and religious non-profits. They have done so again now that religious non-profits qualify for financial assistance from the Small Business Administration. This bothers them: they want to discriminate against these entities. The Trump administration does not believe it is proper to [...]

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TERRENCE McNALLY DIES AT 81

By |2020-05-18T16:24:24+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Playwright Terrence McNally has died as a result of complications from coronavirus; he was 81. The four-time Tony award winner came to the attention of the Catholic League when his play, "Corpus Christi," was performed at the Manhattan Theatre Club. The play featured Christ having sex with the twelve apostles and was the source of a [...]

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NOAH ATTACKS GAY PRIESTS AGAIN

By |2020-05-18T16:24:24+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is a picture of Trevor Noah on the homepage of "The Daily Show" which shows him with a photo of the Easter Bunny on one side and the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the other. He looks like an unshaven filthy pig. Noah is not just a dirty looking man, he has a thing about [...]

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