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DUCK RIGHTS, SI, KIDS’ RIGHTS, NO

By |2019-12-23T16:35:22+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The New York City Council has banned the sale of foie gras, saying it involves animal cruelty; ducks are force-fed to ensure fattened livers. It joins California in making the sale illegal. Carlina Rivera sponsored the legislation in New York. She says her legislation "tackles the most inhumane process"; she also called it "one of the [...]

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DEFINING RACISM DOWN

By |2019-12-23T16:35:22+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Racism, true racism, is being devalued, and nothing contributes to its dumbing-down more than its promiscuous invocation. Being called a racist is by now so common that it has lost its sting. Indeed, the very concept of racism is increasingly irrelevant. For example, Julian Castro, who is running for president, boasts he is opposed to "environmental [...]

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WILL OUR CULTURE WAR BECOME A CIVIL WAR?

By |2019-12-23T16:35:22+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On October 23, the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service Battleground Civility Poll revealed that two-thirds of Americans believe the U.S. is on the edge of civil war. This was true across the board: sex, age, race, geography, ideology—it did not matter. But why has our culture become so uncivil that it engulfs our national [...]

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ATHEIST HATERS KNOW WHERE TO ADVERTISE

By |2019-12-23T16:35:22+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Being an atheist does not necessarily mean being anti-Christian, but being an atheist organization, especially these days, means exactly that. It's how they survive—by bashing Christians. Their favorite target, of course, is the Catholic Church. Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is one of the most Christian-hating atheist organizations in the nation. It advertises its hate speech [...]

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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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JOURNALISTIC MALPRACTICE

By |2019-11-27T14:03:02+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In early October, within a period of 24 hours, two prominent secular media outlets, and one prominent religious media outlet, ran stories on the Catholic Church that were classic examples of journalistic malpractice. Motive is hard to determine: Were the reporters incompetent or malicious? Maybe both. From what we learned from two of [...]

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ATHEISTS WHO ARE HATERS

By |2019-11-27T14:04:38+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue When I studied at New York University for my undergraduate degree, no one had a greater influence on me than Sidney Hook. Hook was one of the most brilliant political philosophers of the 20th century. He started as a Marxist and wound up a moderate conservative. He was also an atheist, though I never [...]

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MICHIGAN AG NESSEL SLAPPED DOWN BY JUDGE

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

A federal district court judge in Michigan has upheld the religious freedom of a Catholic foster care and adoption agency, while calling out the "religious targeting" engaged in by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. At issue is whether faith-based foster care and adoption agencies may refer same-sex and unmarried heterosexual couples to other agencies, rather than [...]

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BUTTIGIEG NEEDS TO MAN UP

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer has legally killed thousands of babies in South Bend, Indiana, home to its mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. After refusing to speak to the latest news—2,246 fetal remains were found in Klopfer's home—Buttigieg has finally spoken about this story. But his remarks show that he still refuses to man up. Here is [...]

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