PRAYER INVOCATION ATTACKED; PUSHBACK YIELDS VICTORY

By |2022-05-19T14:12:28-04:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On the morning of April 6, we contacted lawmakers in Suffolk County, Long Island about a proposed resolution that would abridge the right of a member of the clergy to determine the contents of his prayer invocation. After we published an email contact for the legislator who heads the Ways and Means Committee, and our subscribers [...]

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OSCARS’ NEW RULES

By |2022-05-19T14:12:29-04:00May 19th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has decided to institute "inclusion standards" governing eligibility for an Oscar, but not for all demographic categories: people of faith are not included. They will go into effect in 2024. Those standards are based on race, ethnicity, sex, those with disabilities, sexual orientation and gender identity. Noticeably absent [...]

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TWITTER CENSORS AGAIN; CEO CALLED OUT

By |2022-04-20T14:42:43-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Twitter's latest censoring of inoffensive speech drew a sharp response from Bill Donohue: March 10, 2022 Mr. Parag Agrawal CEO, Twitter 1355 Market St. Ste. 900 San Francisco, CA 94103 Dear Mr. Agrawal: You and I are in a different line of work, but we share one thing in common: we both oppose hateful speech and [...]

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS?

By |2022-04-20T14:42:44-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On March 8, the White House released a "Fact Sheet" celebrating the first anniversary of the administration's Gender Policy Council. What it chose to celebrate would not please many women. There are 33 initiatives that the Biden administration has undertaken on this subject, and many have little to do with women, per se. Heralding an increase [...]

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ABORTION FANATICS HIT CHURCHES; MEDIA BLACKOUT ENSUES

By |2022-03-17T12:38:54-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In the course of a few days, two of the most prominent Catholic churches in the nation were desecrated by pro-abortion fanatics. They chose the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, to vandalize. The occasion was the run-up to the anniversary of [...]

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NFL HOSTS “N” WORD FANS

By |2022-03-17T12:38:56-04:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

We have crossed swords with the National Football League (NFL) before, mostly for hosting anti-Catholic entertainers during the Super Bowl and for criticizing religious liberty legislation in the states. This year's Super Bowl brought out the worst in the NFL. Commissioner Roger Goodell said two years ago, "We at the National Football League condemn racism and [...]

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NEA BOARD MEMBER OUSTED; OUR EFFORT PAID OFF

By |2022-02-04T10:03:01-05:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On December 8, Bill Donohue released an open letter to the president of the National Education Association asking her to terminate a member of the national board of directors who publicly called for innocent religious Americans to be shot. Days later we learned that this person was released from her teaching job and was removed from [...]

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SPIKE IN VANDALISM

By |2022-02-04T10:02:13-05:00February 4th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The year 2021 will be remembered as the year when church vandals and hate crimes against people of faith exploded, not just in the United States but in Europe as well. We have been keeping tabs on instances of church vandalism and related crimes for decades, but this year we recorded many more cases than usual. [...]

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ALARMING BIDEN NOMINEE; WE JOIN SEN. RUBIO IN PROTEST

By |2022-01-03T09:42:30-05:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

After we learned what Sen. Marco Rubio had to say about Atul Gawande, a Biden nominee for a senior healthcare post, we joined with him in seeking his defeat. Gawande is a Professor of Surgery at the Harvard School of Medicine, a Rhodes Scholar, a distinguished author, and the former CEO of a healthcare organization. This [...]

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ABUSE AUDIT’S GOOD NEWS

By |2022-01-03T09:42:32-05:00December 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The 2020 Annual Report on clergy sexual abuse published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops brings good news. During the period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020, there were 22 current allegations involving minors. Given that there are approximately 50,000 members of the clergy (49,926), and the number of substantiated charges are 6, [...]

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