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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE CHILD VICTIMS ACT

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following is an excerpt from a report written by Bill Donohue; the original version is available online. Under current New York State law, victims of child sexual abuse must press charges against the institution where the offense took place by age 21; they have until 23 to file charges against the attacker. The Child Victims [...]

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POPE’S PERFORMANCE RATINGS SLIP

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pope Francis has celebrated his fifth anniversary as pontiff. Pew Research Center recently published a survey of his tenure, giving us a good idea of how he is doing. Most news reports focused on his high favorability rating—84 percent among Catholics—with Republican Catholics slightly less inclined (79 percent) to see him that way. That analysis masks [...]

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CATHOLIC AUTONOMY UNDER FIRE

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A student at a Catholic school in Greenwich, CT showed her support for Planned Parenthood by posting one of its stickers on her laptop. She was told to remove it. A teacher at a Catholic school in Miami was fired following news that she "married" her girlfriend. A Catholic school in Michigan told a lesbian softball [...]

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CNN’S SKEWED SERIES ON PAPACY

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

CNN's six-part series, "Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History," which debuted on March 11, was promoted as a comprehensive account of the history of the papacy. While the first two parts were mostly fair, there were important exceptions. More important, the series suffered from a skewed orientation, one which highlighted the incredible power of a [...]

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HANNIBAL BURESS AND HIS CATHOLIC FANS

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress recently performed at Loyola University Chicago they pulled his microphone when he started portraying all priests as child molesters, using vile obscenities. Why did a Catholic university invite Buress in the first place? They knew what they were getting. Indeed, they even asked him to abide by certain rules as a [...]

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EVERYONE KNOWS ABORTION KILLS

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Conor Lamb just won the open congressional seat in a Pittsburgh suburb. As a professed Catholic, he says, "We believe that life begins at conception, but as a matter of separation of church and state, I think a woman has the right to choose under the law...." He went on to say that his personal opposition [...]

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KILLING THE KIDS, SELECTIVELY

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 14, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black issued a preliminary injunction blocking an Ohio law that would have banned abortions performed solely due to a diagnosis of Down syndrome. It made the ACLU and Planned Parenthood happy: they both support killing babies who are 80 percent born (partial-birth abortion), so it's easy to see [...]

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COMEDY CENTRAL DEFILES CHRIST

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the latter part of February, within the space of one week, Comedy Central managed to assault Christ and the Catholic Church on three occasions. "Corporate" is a show most Americans have never heard of. They are not missing anything. The February 14 show was its idea of a Valentine's gift to Catholics: it portrayed a [...]

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CHRISTIANS BEWARE OF UNILEVER

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On February 12, Unilever, the worldwide consumer goods giant—it sells Lipton, Dove, Hellmans, and over 400 other products—announced that it was pressuring Facebook and Google to act socially responsible. "Unilever will not invest in platforms or environments that do not protect our children or which create division in society, and promote anger or hate." Facebook and [...]

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FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, AND CENSORSHIP

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Facebook and Google have a long history of unevenly applied censorship, targeting those on the political right and those espousing Judeo-Christian values. In September 2011, for example, the National Religious Broadcasters released a 43-page report on the anti-Christian bias exhibited by the most influential Internet platforms and service providers, including Google and Facebook. Here are some [...]

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