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NEW YORK TIMES LIES ABOUT ST. SERRA AGAIN

By |2020-09-21T20:20:04+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 23, 2015, Pope Francis canonized Junípero Serra, the 18th century Spanish priest who courageously defended the human rights of Indians in North America. A week later the New York Times maligned St. Serra in a front-page story by Laura M. Holson, "Sainthood of Serra Reopens Wounds in Colonialism in California." She said that "Historians [...]

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WE TOUCHED A NERVE AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

By |2020-09-21T20:20:05+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the August 17 edition of the New York Times, Elizabeth Bruenig revisited the Serra controversy. Here is how she opened her piece. "Last week, a few hours after publishing an essay about American Catholics' reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, I received a flood of ill tidings via email. My correspondents' anger was unrelated [...]

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KAMALA HARRIS’ CATHOLIC PROBLEM

By |2020-09-21T20:20:05+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Once Catholic voters learn more about Kamala Harris' positions on an array of moral issues, Joe Biden's vice presidential pick will have a hard time winning them over. To begin with, Harris has tainted herself with the brush of anti-Catholicism. In 2018, she sought to stop a Trump nominee for a seat on the federal bench [...]

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SCORING BIDEN AND TRUMP ON RELIGION

By |2020-09-21T20:20:05+00:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On August 6, President Trump accused Joe Biden of being "against God." When Bill Donohue read this on August 7, he released the following tweet: "Trump has no business smearing Biden's personal faith. What he said is indefensible. He should stick to policy matters, not personal ones." In a Politico/Morning Consult survey released in June, only [...]

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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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THE BANE OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

By |2020-08-03T19:56:31+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue "Confident of one's own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others." That dictionary definition of self-righteousness aptly describes the way so many people have behaved in response to the protests that recently exploded across the nation. The moralizing, the grandstanding, the arrogance—it was appalling and never [...]

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MAKING SENSE OF THE ACLU’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

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

Bill Donohue Many critics of the ACLU have been saying that its response to coronavirus, which has generally been to support the shutdown of the U.S. economy in the name of public health, is inconsistent with its founding principles. Where they err is assuming they were founded on principle. They were not. After writing a Ph.D. [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IN A PRECARIOUS STATE

By |2020-08-03T19:56:32+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court decision on workplace discrimination against homosexuals and transgender persons leaves religious liberty matters in a precarious state. We stand with the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, who said that the Supreme Court "effectively redefined the legal meaning of 'sex' in our nation's civil [...]

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GORSUCH’S FLAWED ANTHROPOLOGY

By |2020-08-03T19:56:32+00:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There are many problems with the majority opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch on workplace discrimination, sexual orientation and gender identity, but none is more important than the flawed anthropology upon which the ruling rests. In fact, it is pivotal. "An individual's homosexuality or transgender status is not relevant to employment decisions." This sweeping statement, which [...]

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