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RIGHTS OF PRIESTS TESTED; BRIEF FILED IN KEY CASE

By |2020-08-03T19:56:30+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The due process rights of priests are in a tenuous state, and this is especially true in Pennsylvania. We have been actively involved in this issue, especially following the grand jury report that was trumpeted by the state's attorney general, Josh Shapiro. What he said and did was disgraceful—a classic case of injustice—which is why we [...]

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SEXUAL ABUSE DATA NEAR ZERO

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

In late June, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Secretariat of Child and Youth Protection released its audit on clergy sexual abuse that covers the period July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. During this time, there were 37 allegations made by current minors. Eight were substantiated, 7 were unsubstantiated, 6 were unable to be [...]

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CARDINAL DOLAN TARGETED; CRITICS EXPOSED

By |2020-06-24T19:46:25+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Cardinal Timothy Dolan was recently the source of one of the most unprincipled and well-orchestrated attacks against a bishop to surface in many years. The politics that underscored the campaign were palpable. The trigger for this onslaught was a conference call that 600 Catholic educators had with President Trump on April 24. The president asked Cardinal [...]

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GULLIBILITY GALORE

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

If there were a gullibility record, it was recently broken by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). This Church-hating band of professional victims' advocates—which the Catholic League played a key role in effectively destroying (it limbers on but few pay it any heed)—proved how easy it is to seduce when it bought, hook, [...]

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CARDINAL PELL IS ACQUITTED; JUSTICE FINALLY DONE

By |2020-05-18T16:24:22+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On April 6, Cardinal George Pell's conviction on five counts of sexual abuse was unanimously overturned by Australia's High Court. He was never guilty of these charges in the first place. The decision by the High Court cannot be challenged. Pell has suffered greatly and has been the victim of outrageous lies. He has been smeared, [...]

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TLAIB RETREATS

By |2020-05-18T16:24:22+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In the last issue of Catalyst, we reprinted Bill Donohue's letter to the House Ethics Committee asking that Rep. Rashida Tlaib be formally reprimanded for her obscene assault on the sensibilities of religious Americans. We also listed an email contact for her. She got bombarded with angry emails from Catholics and she immediately started walking it [...]

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VICTORY FOR PRIESTS’ RIGHTS; CASE MERITS REVIEW

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On March 2, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that it will review a Superior Court decision that allowed Renee A. Rice the right to pursue claims against the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown even though the statute of limitations had long expired. The Catholic League filed an amicus brief in the case in support of the diocese; the [...]

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KEY CASES TO BE DECIDED

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

We may not know the outcome until the spring of 2021, but it looms as one of the most important cases pitting gay rights against religious liberty that the U.S. Supreme Court has ever agreed to hear. Two years ago, a federal district court turned down Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in its [...]

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NEW RULES ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY; DONOHUE WEIGHS IN

By |2020-03-25T15:35:10+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Public policy reforms governing religious liberty were recently proposed by the Trump administration. Federal rulemaking directives afford the public 30 days to comment on them after they are posted in the Federal Register. Bill Donohue submitted his statement in favor of the rules on January 21, five days after they were announced. The Trump administration has [...]

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SCHOOL CHOICE LOOMS

By |2020-03-25T15:35:10+00:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Finally, after almost 150 years, we may rid the law of anti-Catholic legislation. The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on a school choice case of monumental significance. The Catholic League has been fighting for school choice since Father Virgil Blum founded the organization in 1973. The case involves a Montana scholarship program that allows [...]

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