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FLAWED JUDGE NOMINEE QUITS; CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDS

By |2019-07-22T19:56:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On June 11, Michigan attorney Michael Bogren withdrew his nomination for the federal bench. The Trump nominee was being considered for a seat on the U.S. District Court for Western Michigan. The Catholic League fought his nomination from the get-go, and we were very pleased with the outcome. We were particularly pleased to note that the [...]

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MEMORIAL CROSS VICTORY

By |2019-07-22T19:56:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, rendered an important First Amendment victory by upholding the right of patriots to erect a Christian symbol on public lands. Militant secularists, led by the American Humanist Association, wanted it demolished. One hundred years ago, family members of those who died in World War I [...]

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PA LAWMAKER BULLIES WOMAN; CENSURE AND PROBE NEEDED

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On May 7, we contacted every member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. We sought their support for our call to censure Rep. Brian Sims for his bullying and his vicious anti-Catholicism. Two days later we called for a criminal probe. We were encouraged by the response we received. What Sims did on May 5 was [...]

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PENCE GIVES GREAT ADDRESS

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On May 11, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at Liberty University's Commencement, offering a stirring address. "The truth is," he said, "we live in a time when the freedom of religion is under assault." He cited Christian persecution worldwide as Exhibit A. Pence also talked about attacks on religion in the United States. He said that [...]

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BENEDICT HITS A NERVE; CRITICS GO BALLISTIC

By |2019-05-14T15:19:39+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On April 11, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI released a 6,000-word essay on the origins of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. While many Catholics praised it—we certainly did—his familiar foes went bonkers. Who are his familiar foes? Mostly left-wing Catholic intellectuals, pundits, and activists who are in a constant state of rebellion against the Church's teachings on [...]

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IS FOX NEWS CHANGING?

By |2019-05-14T15:19:39+00:00May 14th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On April 15, shortly before Neil Cavuto's show on Fox News aired at 4:00 p.m. ET, Bill Donohue was asked if he would go on with him, by phone, to discuss the Notre Dame fire. He agreed. Here is what Bill said. He was trying to put the issue in context. "Well, Neil, if it is [...]

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BIGOTRY IN THE CONGRESS; RELIGION IS THE NEW TARGET

By |2019-04-18T18:25:54+00:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Religious bigotry has replaced racial bigotry among congressmen. Both the House and the Senate have shown a spike in religious bigotry, the targets being mostly Catholics and Jews. A few months ago, two U.S. senators, Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono, showed their anti-Catholic colors by attacking a Catholic nominee for a job on the federal bench [...]

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LOCKWOOD R.I.P.

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

Robert P. Lockwood passed away March 4. He was one of the most prolific Catholic journalists of our time, writing columns and books for Our Sunday Visitor for decades. He was also the president of Our Sunday Visitor Publishing, a company he brought to a new level of excellence. His last post was as director of [...]

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OXFORD, COVINGTON, ABORTION; ALL MERIT STRONG RESPONSE

By |2019-03-20T18:34:32+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Since the last edition of Catalyst, we addressed more than twenty important issues, ranging from anti-Catholicism in the arts to insulting politicians, but none commanded our attention more than three subjects: the Oxford Union, Covington Catholic High School, and the new abortion laws in New York and Virginia. We garnered significant press coverage for all three [...]

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POPE NAILS CUOMO

By |2019-03-20T18:34:32+00:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Pope Francis didn't mention New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo by name, but his remarks nailed him anyway. Last month, Cuomo implored Albany lawmakers to "follow the leadership of Pope Francis" by passing the Child Victims Act. Indeed, he wore his Catholic credentials on his sleeve, boasting of his allegiance to the pope on several occasions. He [...]

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