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UNDERSTANDING THE LAS VEGAS KILLER

By | 2017-11-21T21:09:13+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This article by Bill Donohue was published by CNSNews. Why did Stephen Paddock murder at least 59 people, wounding well over 500? His rampage was not politically motivated, and he has no history of mental illness. He was a multimillionaire and quite intelligent. Indeed, he worked for Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor, and was an accountant [...]

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LAS VEGAS KILLING STUMPS MEDIA

By | 2017-11-21T21:09:13+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This article by Bill Donohue was published by CNSNews. Pundits on both the right and the left cannot understand why there is no apparent political or religious motive involved in the Las Vegas killings. There doesn't have to be: Paddock was socially ill, a loner whose boredom was relieved by taking risks—flying single-engine planes and engaging [...]

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GOODELL IS TO BLAME FOR NFL CRACKUP

By | 2017-11-21T21:09:14+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by CNSNews. Catholic League President Bill Donohue has written a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell—regarding the controversy over players not standing for the national anthem—telling him that he should be fired. Donohue also told Goodell he was sending him "my Giants lawn flag as a token of [...]

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STANDING FIRM ON COLUMBUS DAY

By | 2017-11-21T21:09:14+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On Columbus Day most American cities and states had the usual celebrations, but there were important exceptions. The Los Angeles City Council voted in August to rename the explorer's holiday "Indigenous Peoples' Day." In doing so, it followed the lead of San Francisco, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Seattle, and Minneapolis, as well as South Dakota, Hawaii, Alaska, [...]

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JUDICIAL NOMINEE MALIGNED; TWO SENATORS GUILTY

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

It was right out of the 19th century. A Catholic nominee for the federal bench is questioned about her Catholicity by two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is exactly what the nativists did—they argued that Catholics professed allegiance to Rome, and were thus un-American. Welcome to America in 2017. Senator Dick Durbin and Senator [...]

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SERRA STATUE DEFACED

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In two instances recently, a statue of Saint Junípero Serra was vandalized. Both crimes were committed in California. In the first offense, "Murder" was written on a statue of Saint Serra near the San Fernando Mission, outside of Los Angeles. His hands were painted red and a swastika was depicted on the statue of the child [...]

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MONUMENT MADNESS

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue We live in strange times. Never before in American history have there been fewer victims of oppression, yet never before have more Americans laid claim to victim status. This is especially true of young people—the snowflake generation for whom every slight is seen as an unbearable affront—and those of my generation who are [...]

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THERE’S NOTHING “GAY” ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Robert R. Reilly Daniel C. Mattson, Why I Don't Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace (Ignatius Press) Why would someone with homosexual inclinations not call himself "gay"? After all, our popular culture practically screams for him to do so. The Supreme Court even offers to bless his "union" with another [...]

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BANNON IMPUTES FALSE MOTIVE TO BISHOPS

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is nothing wrong about criticizing the bishops for any position they take on public policy, though when invidious motives are ascribed to them, such conjecture is unacceptable. That is what Steve Bannon did with regard to their statements on immigration, during his September 10 appearance on "60 Minutes." It is certainly true that most of [...]

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TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), which provides health coverage to many Catholic entities, is asking President Trump to repeal and replace the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that was sponsored by President Obama. We second that call: Trump's Justice Department continues to inexplicably honor an appeal to the Tenth Circuit that seeks to undo the [...]

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