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MICHIGAN AG’S ANTI-CATHOLIC BIAS

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Dana Nessel, Michigan's new Attorney General, is not off to a good start with Catholics. In February, she held a press conference where she insulted Catholics. Her topic was a state investigation into allegations of Catholic clergy sexual abuse. She threw a sucker punch at Catholics by telling residents to "ask to see their badge and [...]

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MICHIGAN OFFICIALS ASKED TO PROBE THE SCHOOLS

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

As we pointed out recently, perverts and rapists are preying on public school students in Michigan today, yet neither Governor Gretchen Whitmer nor Attorney General Dana Nessel are asking for an investigation of the schools. That's because they are too busy hounding the Catholic Church. Nessel recently started an investigation of clergy sexual abuse, but not [...]

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THE GULLIBLE GEORGE WILL

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Opinion writers who opine about matters they are not well grounded in are a problem. George Will is such a man. A devout atheist, he takes the Catholic Church to task for offenses, real and contrived, relying heavily on the work of Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, the man behind the discredited Pennsylvania grand jury report [...]

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THIESSEN’S MISTAKE

By |2019-04-18T18:25:55+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following letter to the editor by Bill Donohue was published March 10 in the Washington Post: Marc A. Thiessen's call for Catholics to stop making donations to the bishops' Lenten appeals was badly flawed ["Boycott the bishops," op-ed, March 6]. Once Pope Francis asked the bishops to pitch matters such as the case of former [...]

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ASSESSING GAY PRIESTS’ ROLE IN THE SCANDAL

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Prior to the February Vatican summit on clergy sexual abuse, Vatican observer Edwin Pentin wrote that it was "not clear" whether "the role of homosexuality in the abuse crisis" would be addressed. It wasn't. And one thing is for sure: every effort to downplay the role of gays is being made. A front-page story in the [...]

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CLERICALISM DOES NOT CAUSE SEXUAL ABUSE

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It is popular in left-wing circles to adopt the Marxist vision of society, one which interprets social interaction purely on the basis of power. According to this perspective, society consists of power brokers and their subjects, and not much more. This is a very narrow lens, a myopic condition that blinds them to reality. Applied to [...]

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VACUOUS REPORT ON ABUSE ISSUED

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It would be hard to find a more vacuous document on the subject of clergy sexual abuse than the one released by the Leadership Roundtable; it was based on a summit held prior to the February Vatican meeting on this subject. The most serious flaw in the report was the refusal to address the reasons why [...]

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CLOSURE FOR COVINGTON CATHOLIC

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The innocent students at Covington Catholic High School have finally achieved closure. An investigative report, conducted by a private detective agency commissioned by the Diocese of Covington, has exonerated the students. Four investigators interviewed dozens of students and chaperones, and watched hundreds of hours of videos. Just as we have been saying from the get-go, none [...]

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MORE RIGHTS FOR THE SEXUALLY CONFUSED?

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Equality Act has been around for decades, under various names, but it always fails. It will again this year, even if it clears the House; Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, has said the legislation is a priority for the new Congress. If most Americans knew what it is really about, they would not support [...]

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CUOMO CAN’T DEFEND HIS ABORTION LAW

By |2019-04-18T18:25:56+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Exactly three weeks after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed his abortion law, which allows non-physicians to perform abortions up until the baby is born—and provides no criminal penalties for infanticide—he met with President Donald Trump. According to the White House, Trump "raised his concerns to Governor Cuomo about Democrats' support of late-term abortions." When Cuomo [...]

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