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VICTORY IN CALIFORNIA; CONFESSIONAL BILL WITHDRAWN

By |2019-10-31T13:02:23+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|

The seal of confession is safe in California. The bill to bust it has been pulled. On July 8, the eve of a scheduled hearing on SB 360, California State Sen. Jerry Hill withdrew his bill; it would have broken the seal of the confessional in some instances. He pulled his legislation once he realized he [...]

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PA LAWMAKER MERITS CENSURE

By |2019-10-31T13:03:51+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the Catholic League asked members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to support HR 387, a measure that would censure Rep. Brian Sims for his threats, his misogyny, and his religious bigotry. This represents the second effort on our part to secure justice for the victims of Sims' offenses. On May 7, the Catholic League [...]

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WISCONSIN BILL ASSAULTS CONFESSIONAL SEAL

By |2019-10-31T13:03:51+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A bill to bust the seal of the confessional was scheduled to be introduced in late August by three Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin: Sen. Lena Taylor, Rep. Chris Taylor and Rep. Melissa Sargent. The clergy in Wisconsin are already mandated reporters of sexual abuse; this bill would remove the exemption afforded the confessional. The sponsors of [...]

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SEXUAL ABUSE ENABLER AWARDED $2.45 MILLION

By |2019-10-31T13:03:51+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Imagine the following scenario. A cardinal in the Catholic Church knows that for 20 years a priest in his archdiocese has sexually abused hundreds of young persons, yet he never once reported his crimes to the authorities. When this is disclosed to the public, the cardinal stands fast, refusing to budge. When a protest of angry [...]

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RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FOR FED CONTRACTORS SPIKE

By |2019-10-31T13:03:51+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Trump administration has released a proposal that would strengthen the religious rights of federal contractors. Current law exempts religious non-profit organizations from federal laws on discrimination. The proposed rule would expand the religious exemption to any company where the owners claim that their sincerely held religious beliefs would be compromised if they had to comply [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES CHIEF EDITOR CONTACTED; D.C. REPORTER IS ANTI-CATHOLIC

By |2019-10-31T13:03:52+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following is a letter by Bill Donohue to the executive editor of the New York Times about a prominent reporter for the paper who recently made anti-Catholic remarks at a public event. August 1, 2019 Mr. Dean Baquet Executive Editor New York Times 620 8th Avenue New York, NY 10018 Dear Mr. Baquet: One of [...]

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CUOMO BANS CAT DECLAWING

By |2019-10-31T13:03:52+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The same governor who pushed for a bill that allows doctors not to attend to the health of a child after he or she has survived an abortion signed a bill recently banning the declawing of cats; New York is the first state to do so. Andrew Cuomo has no stomach for cat declawing. He called [...]

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AMERICA MAGAZINE DEFENDS COMMUNISM

By |2019-10-31T13:03:52+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

"Communist ideology is very similar to Christianity." That is what Vladimir Putin said last year in defense of Soviet communism. Agreeing with Putin is a contributor to America, the influential Jesuit magazine, Dean Dettloff. A more prominent Jesuit, Pope Francis, disagrees: When asked about his economic views in 2013, he flatly said, "The Marxist ideology is [...]

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COMMISSION on UNALIENABLE RIGHTS NEEDED

By |2019-10-31T13:03:52+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

One of the best gifts to emerge from the Trump administration is the creation of the State Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights. It is a tribute to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he appointed his mentor at Harvard Law School, Mary Ann Glendon, to chair the commission. Left-wing legal groups, which think they own the [...]

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APA IS HAVING A MENTAL BREAKDOWN

By |2019-10-31T13:03:52+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It is becoming ever more clear that those who run the American Psychological Association (APA) are suffering from a mental breakdown. It is now promoting "relationship anarchy," as well as other dysfunctional behaviors. To the APA, about the only deviant sexual behavior that is left in American society is what most of us would call normal [...]

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