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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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VICTORY FOR PRIESTS’ RIGHTS; AMICUS BRIEF PREVAILS

By |2019-01-31T20:15:33+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On December 3, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in a 6-1 decision that the Pennsylvania grand jury report on the Catholic clergy cannot make public the names of 11 priests who challenged the release of their identities; they claimed that doing so would violate their reputational rights as guaranteed by the state constitution. The Catholic League [...]

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DNC RIPS CHRISTIANS

By |2019-01-31T20:15:07+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, has a problem with Christians. He thinks they are stupid. Speaking on December 6 at a liberal gathering in Washington, D.C., Perez appeared unhinged as he delivered a whining speech over the inability of Democrats to get their message across. He identified three obstacles: "Fox News, their [...]

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NEW NEA CHAIRMAN PICKED; VICTORY SECURED

By |2019-01-31T19:52:11+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On November 1, President Donald Trump nominated Mary Anne Carter to be the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). We labored hard to affect this decision, and we are delighted with his choice. Heading the NEA is one of the most important posts in the nation affecting the culture, and we trust [...]

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CHRISTMAS CENSORS

By |2019-01-31T19:52:30+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Christmas censors wasted no time this year trying to censor Christmas. The Chesterfield County Schools in Virginia yielded to a few students who objected to Christmas songs that mentioned Jesus; all such songs were banned. If they had it their way, Christmas would be banned, not simply lyrics that mention Jesus. In 2017, there was [...]

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