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LIBERALS SHUN “GOSNELL” FILM

By |2018-11-26T20:47:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Kermit Gosnell is serving three consecutive life sentences for murdering three infants born alive during an abortion, and for committing involuntary manslaughter; in the latter instance, a woman died during a botched abortion. Phelim McAleer and Ann McIhenny are independent filmmakers who wrote a book on Gosnell, and then turned their work into a movie, "Gosnell: [...]

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ANTI-KAVANAUGH EDITORIALS ARE DISHONEST

By |2018-11-26T20:48:56+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times ran editorials opposing Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. This is hardly surprising. What is most disturbing about them is their dishonesty: they fail to mention their real reason for opposing him—abortion. The Los Angeles Times said that "We oppose [...]

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ABP. CHAPUT’S COUNTERCULTURAL MESSAGE

By |2018-11-26T20:55:45+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Archbishop Charles Chaput possesses both the brilliance to astutely analyze the content of the dominant culture, and the courage to challenge us to think more clearly about it. His recent remarks before the Youth Synod in Rome, which were refreshingly countercultural, are a case in point. Chaput takes issue with Chapter IV, paragraphs 51-63, of the [...]

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STICKING THEIR NOSES IN CHURCH AFFAIRS

By |2018-11-26T20:49:29+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is a long history of organizations that have nothing to do with the Catholic Church which nonetheless persist in sticking their noses into its internal affairs. In the last century, the Communist party in the United States sought to infiltrate the Church with apostate homosexual priests. In more recent times, wealthy left-wing activists and foundations [...]

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BEE PIVOTS

By |2018-10-23T17:59:06+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Looks like our campaign against Samantha Bee's TBS show, "Full Frontal," is paying dividends. In the August 15 edition of her show (reruns were aired over the past few weeks), Bee ran 23 advertisements; on September 12, there were 19. We have been able to pick off seven of her most prominent sponsors: Verizon, Procter and [...]

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GRAND JURY PROBES EMERGE; CHURCH SINGLED OUT

By |2018-10-23T17:59:06+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Following the publication of a Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse, many states are considering launching a grand jury of their own. Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey and New York have announced investigations, and other states are weighing doing the same. Radical activist groups like the Center for Constitutional Rights are asking for a [...]

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THE ENEMY WITHIN

By |2018-10-23T17:59:05+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

The following is an excerpt from an August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier. In the last couple of weeks, we have heard some pretty unfortunate things. A cardinal of the Church who abused children and young men, and now in Pennsylvania the grand jury [...]

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FIDELITY AND COURAGE NEEDED NOW

By |2018-10-23T17:59:05+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

"Fidelity, fidelity, fidelity." That was Father Richard John Neuhaus' answer to the clergy sexual abuse crisis that exploded in 2002. It still is a great tonic, but it is incomplete: courage is also needed. Priests need to practice fidelity to Church teachings, in both their spiritual and behavioral life. They also need to exercise courage: when [...]

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DEVIL’S ROLE IN CHURCH SCANDAL

By |2018-10-23T17:59:05+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When we read that a cardinal asked young seminarians to sleep with him, thus corrupting them before they became ordained, and when we read that a few Pennsylvania priests used sacred objects like the crucifix to molest their victims, we cannot plausibly say that this is simply the work of men gone bad. No, it is [...]

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CHURCH REFORMS ARE WORKING

By |2018-10-23T17:59:05+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

No entity in America today, private or public, has more institutionalized mechanisms in place to check for the sexual abuse of minors than the Catholic Church. That is why in the last two years for which we have data, only .005 percent of the clergy have had a credible accusation made against them (see the Annual [...]

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