June Issue 2019

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PA LAWMAKER BULLIES WOMAN; CENSURE AND PROBE NEEDED

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On May 7, we contacted every member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. We sought their support for our call to censure Rep. Brian Sims for his bullying and his vicious anti-Catholicism. Two days later we called for a criminal probe. We were encouraged by the response we received. What Sims did on May 5 was [...]

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PENCE GIVES GREAT ADDRESS

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On May 11, Vice President Mike Pence spoke at Liberty University's Commencement, offering a stirring address. "The truth is," he said, "we live in a time when the freedom of religion is under assault." He cited Christian persecution worldwide as Exhibit A. Pence also talked about attacks on religion in the United States. He said that [...]

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HOW MUCH DO I OWE OPRAH?

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Many Democrats running for president endorse reparations to African Americans because their ancestors were enslaved. Before we go any further, I want to know how much I owe Oprah. The idea of reparations for African Americans is seriously flawed. Some argue that if the Japanese received reparations, why shouldn't blacks? It is true that in 1988 [...]

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GIVING UP ON THE POOR

By |2019-07-18T12:57:56+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

The greatest enemy of the poor are those who champion their cause. It sounds counterintuitive. How can this be? Because most of those who lead the charge against poverty have no personal stake in their cause. Unlike Mother Teresa, who made it clear that helping the poor must begin with those who carry their banner, most [...]

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SHOULD NYT FIRE MICHELLE GOLDBERG?

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There are few columnists more passionate in their defense of abortion rights than New York Times op-ed columnist Michelle Goldberg. She is so obsessed with this issue that she can justify abortion for any reason and at any time during pregnancy. In keeping with the position of pro-abortion zealots such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo [...]

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ARIZONA GOV. WHIPS MILITANT SECULARISTS

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is stood fast against militant secularists who wanted him to take down a social media post that sent Easter greetings; the post also cited a Bible verse. Ducey, who is a practicing Catholic, did not bow to pressure from anti-religion activists, saying that his official Facebook page would continue to offer greetings [...]

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CALIFORNIA CONFESSIONAL BILL IS ABSURD

By |2019-06-19T20:51:37+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Lawyers have attorney-client privileges, journalists are allowed to keep their sources confidential, and priests have "penitential communication" privileges. In all three cases, it has long been deemed necessary to afford these rights lest injustice prevails. But now the latter right is under attack in California. In February, California State Senator Jerry Hill introduced Senate Bill 360 [...]

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SCHOOL SHOOTING: WHAT THE MEDIA IGNORED

By |2019-06-19T20:51:38+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

One of the accused shooters at a Colorado high school May 7 had a history of trashing Christians and glorifying Satanism; the other was a girl trying to transition to a boy; and the young man who died while heroically trying to save the lives of others was a Catholic who loved his faith. Somehow, major [...]

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POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS OF RELIGION SURVEY

By |2019-06-19T20:51:38+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A new Pew Research Center survey, "Changing World: Global Views on Diversity, Gender Equality, Family Life and the Importance of Religion," offers many fascinating insights on these subjects. What it has to say about religion, in particular, has grave political implications. Almost 6 in 10 Americans (58%) believe that religion plays a less important role today [...]

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BUTTIGIEG’S RELIGiON PROBLEM

By |2019-06-19T20:51:38+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pete Buttigieg, unlike most of his Democratic competitors, is not shy when talking about religion. His problem is that no one knows who his audience is. When it comes to matters of sexuality and the family, Buttigieg can't persuade traditional Catholics, evangelical Protestants, orthodox Jews, and most Mormons and Muslims, that he is right. His rejection [...]

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