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THE POLITICS OF CHILD ABUSE REPORTING

By |2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Media coverage of the sexual abuse of minors has long been biased against the Catholic Church. As virtually everyone knows by now, there is not a single institution in the nation where adults and minors interact on a regular basis that has not been rocked by sexual misconduct. Indeed, there is no institution in the nation [...]

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WHAT GOV. CUOMO MEANS BY CHILD WELFARE

By |2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has waded into the matter of child welfare, and it's time everyone understood what he means by it. In his budget proposal, which was the subject of much negotiation, Cuomo included the Child Victims Act. In his State of the State address earlier this year, he voiced support for the Reproductive Freedom Act. [...]

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CHILD VICTIMS ACT FAILS AGAIN

By |2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo included the Child Victims Act in his budget this year and he failed. It was pulled from the final budget. He said he hopes it will succeed legislatively, and if that fails, he hopes to make it a campaign issue in November. This is a victory for those who believe in [...]

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THE CONTROVERSY OVER EDGARDO MORTARA

By |2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak Vittorio Messori, Kidnapped by the Vatican? The Unpublished Memoirs of Edgardo Mortara (Ignatius Press 2017) On Wednesday June 23, 1858, a knock came on the door of Salomone and Marianna Mortara, Jewish residents of Bologna, the second-largest city of the Papal States. Marianna answered; it was the police. "Your son Edgardo has been [...]

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SATANIC ICE CREAM?

By |2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When a Catholic League member emailed us a note recently about a Canadian ice cream company, Sweet Jesus, we decided to give it a pass: it was a fairly innocuous appropriation of Christianity, and there was no reason to believe that the intent was to offend. But that has all changed. We have now learned that [...]

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GAY MARRIAGE DEFENDERS GETTING CRAZY

By |2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Until yesterday morning, historically speaking, virtually every person in the world believed that marriage was a union between people of the opposite sex. This was true of both Western civilization and Eastern civilization. Moreover, beginning with Judaism, most world religions considered homosexuality taboo. Plato thought homosexuality was against nature, the Romans made it a capital crime, [...]

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CNN’S SKEWED COVERAGE OF WARTIME POPES

By |2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

University of Mississippi law professor Ronald Rychlak, one of the world's foremost scholars of the Catholic Church's role during the Holocaust, was included in the April 8 episode of the CNN series on the papacy. He serves on the board of advisors of the Catholic League. We posted his analysis of the program online. Here is [...]

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RADIO JOCK’S VILE ATTACK ON ELDERLY NUN

By |2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt is the well-loved chaplain at Loyola University Chicago, and a rabid sports fan. She was delighted when her school upset the University of Tennessee in the second round of the NCAA basketball tournament. The victory didn't sit well with Cody McClure, who hosts a radio show on WKGN-AM, a Knoxville station. He [...]

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ABORTION IS NOT TORTURE—NOT HAVING ONE IS

By |2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The March 26 editorial in the New York Times will go down in history as its most radical defense of abortion. It's hard to see how it can ever top this one. Here is what it said: "Carrying to term a pregnancy against one's will is punishment enough—in fact, it can amount to torture—according to the [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S ABORTION FIXATION

By |2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In her recently published memoir, outgoing Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards says that in January 2017 she and her husband met with Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner. She claims that Kushner floated the idea that if Planned Parenthood stopped providing abortions, federal funding for the organization would proceed smoothly. Richards, who said "it almost [...]

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