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AMICUS BRIEF FILED IN PA; CHURCH UNDER ATTACK

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On September 24, the Catholic League filed an amicus curiae brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in support of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown's appeal of the badly flawed decision in Rice v. Altoona-Johnstown, et al. We are being represented by the Pittsburgh law firm, Jones Day. The case involves Renee Rice's contention that she was molested [...]

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USCCB RULES ON TITLE VII

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In October, three committees of the USCCB issued a strong statement on three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on the rights of homosexual and transgender persons. The bishops made the case that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not apply. There are two cases that involve the rights of gay employees, and one that involves [...]

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VICTORY IN VIRGINIA; BIGOTED APPOINTEE RESIGNS

By |2019-10-31T14:02:42+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

When we learned that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam appointed an anti-Catholic bigot to a state council on women's issues, we went into high gear: we launched a massive protest, enlisting everyone on our email list. Moreover, Richmond Bishop Barry Knestout and Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge spoke out forcefully against her. Three days later she resigned. Gail [...]

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HARRIS UNHINGED

By |2019-10-31T14:02:42+00:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Following the September 12 Democratic debate, Sen. Kamala Harris criticized ABC panelists for not asking about abortion. The debate, she said, "was three hours long and not one question about abortion or reproductive rights." Maybe that's because no one on the stage was pro-life. Indeed, what separates one Democratic presidential candidate from the other on abortion [...]

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CARDINAL PELL VICTIMIZED

By |2019-10-31T13:03:50+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On August 21, Cardinal George Pell was convicted by the State Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia of sexually abusing two minors. The appeals court judges split 2-1 against him. He is the most prominent Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of such a crime. He is also the most unfairly treated Catholic cleric in [...]

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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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