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WHITE LIBERALS NEED TO PONY UP

By |2020-08-03T19:56:33+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It is fascinating to see how white liberals are responding to the protests and the quest for racial equality. They are long on sermons but short on remedies, though that doesn’t mean they have nothing to say. They do. It's just that their ideas are either tired or amount to nothing more than grandstanding. Their intellectual [...]

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CRITICS OBJECT TO RELIGIOUS LIBERTY GAINS

By |2020-08-03T19:56:33+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Three law professors, one from Cornell and two from the University of Virginia, wrote an article in the June 8 edition of the New York Times decrying the "quiet demise of the already ailing separation of church and state." This is a false alarm. The proximate cause of their worry is the distribution of federal funds [...]

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CONGRESS MUST ACT ON RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS

By |2020-08-03T19:56:33+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, houses of worship have been closed down in most states for months, and in some cases they still are. Even those that are open are under strict restrictions that limit the number of people who can attend services. With few exceptions, the clergy of all religions have cooperated with the [...]

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UNMASKING CARDINAL DOLAN’S CRITICS

By |2020-06-25T18:53:10+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The most egregious attack on Cardinal Timothy Dolan came by way of a letter to the New York archbishop lecturing him on putting "access to power before principles." The letter campaign was funded by the number-one enemy of the Catholic Church: George Soros. The atheist billionaire funds John Gehring's Faith in Public Life, and the letter [...]

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WHAT IF BIDEN, THE ACCUSED, WERE A PRIEST?

By |2020-06-24T19:46:26+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

If Joe Biden were a priest, he would have been removed from ministry pending a more thorough investigation. Instead, he is holed up in his basement talking to the media. Until May 1, no one from the media asked him one question about sexually assaulting Tara Reade. On April 29, the Free Beacon reported that in [...]

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HEADLINES ON PPP LOANS EVINCE BIAS

By |2020-06-24T19:46:27+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

"More than 12,000 Catholic Churches in the U.S. Applied for PPP Loans—and 9,000 Got Them" (cbsnews.com) "9,000 Catholic Churches Received PPP Loans Meant for Small Business" (drudgereport.com) "Thousands of Catholic Churches Received PPP Loans: Report" (thehill.com) "Almost Half of All Catholic Churches in the US Were Given Small Business Loans as Part of Coronavirus Emergency Funding" [...]

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DR. FAUCI’S MORAL COMPASS

By |2020-06-24T19:46:27+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On April 14, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci was asked the following question on Snapchat's "Good Luck America." "If you're swiping on a dating app like Tinder, or Bumble or Grindr, and you match with someone that you think is hot, and you're just kind of like, 'Maybe it's fine if this one stranger comes over.' What [...]

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WALLOWING IN PESSIMISM OVER CORONAVIRUS

By |2020-06-24T19:46:27+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

"There are two things which kill the soul," wrote St. Augustine, "despair and presumption." Despair takes command when hope is jettisoned, when we give up on God. Presumption is more typically a characteristic of atheism, the conviction that we have no need of God, and are quite capable of going it alone. The faithful do not [...]

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EXPLOITING CORONAVIRUS

By |2020-06-24T19:46:27+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Those who truly care about the poor, such as Mother Teresa, have always had some skin in the game. In her case, it was more than a little: she gave her life to the dispossessed. She risked her own well-being caring for lepers; she carried the sick up flights of stairs; she founded hospitals; and she [...]

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PANDEMIC DOESN’T STOP HATE SPEECH ON TV

By |2020-06-24T19:46:27+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A new Gallup poll shows that coronavirus has led more Americans to deepen their faith. But judging from what happened on one weekend in May, it is evident that the pandemic has done nothing to stop hate speech directed at Catholics. Bill Maher, an inveterate anti-Catholic, invited Dan Savage, a homosexual activist known for his vulgarities, [...]

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