April Issue 2014

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McCARTHYITES STAB THE POPE; BISHOPS SENT OUR RESPONSE

By |2017-03-20T17:50:32+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

BishopAccountability.org purports to be an abuse watchdog, but in reality its only real agenda is to discredit the Catholic Church. Its latest stab at Pope Francis brings further discredit to its reputation. Indeed, it represents McCarthyism. BishopAccountability.org highlights five cases where Cardinal Bergoglio may have had knowledge of abuse allegations, but it is clear that it [...]

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NIENSTEDT EXONERATED

By |2014-04-22T20:35:41+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On March 11, 2014, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office announced that they would not file charges against St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt; he was accused in December of "inappropriately touching" a young man in 2009. When the charges were first made in December, Bill Donohue said, "Archbishop Nienstedt has been the subject of a [...]

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MISTAKES AND LIES

By |2017-03-20T17:50:32+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue We often hear people say, "I'm sorry, I lied about that," when, in fact, they never lied; they were merely mistaken. Let me be plain: it is impossible to lie without first knowing the truth. Once we know the truth, we can correct our mistakes, but knowledge of the truth matters little to [...]

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POPE CONDEMNS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By |2014-04-22T20:18:11+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pope Francis recently gave a homily at Mass in the Santa Marta residence, where he condemned anti-Catholicism. Militant secularism at home, and militant Islam abroad, are the two greatest threats to Catholicism today. Speaking of the latter, Pope Francis said, "there are more Christian martyrs today than during the early days of the Church." Communists in [...]

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BOYCOTT GUINNESS, SAM ADAMS, HEINEKEN

By |2017-03-20T17:50:32+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, and Heineken, recently pulled their sponsorship of New York's St. Patrick's Day parade; the Boston Beer Company, maker of Sam Adams, has withdrawn its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade. None of these companies believe in diversity. No gay person has ever been barred from marching in any St. [...]

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CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA’S CRITICS

By |2014-04-22T20:16:30+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Catholic University of America recently came under attack again for receiving a donation from the Koch Foundation. In December, Bill Donohue exposed Faith in Public Life, which led the first attack, as a group that is funded by a George Soros foundation, the Open Society Institute. Another left-wing entity, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, was responsible [...]

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CONFLICTED CATHOLICS?

By |2017-03-20T17:50:32+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A recent survey of Catholics conducted by the Pew Research Center highlighted the difference between practicing and non-practicing Catholics. It also tapped into the extent to which Catholics appear to be conflicted on moral issues. On questions regarding birth control, married priests, women priests, and same-sex marriages, the average approval difference between practicing and non-practicing Catholics [...]

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CPAC IS A DISGRACE

By |2017-03-20T17:50:32+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The American Conservative Union (ACU), which is the host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) extended an invitation to American Atheists for this year's CPAC Conference, but they eventually decided to rescind this decision. It took Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, to set off the alarms at CPAC. But it was too [...]

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POLITICIZING THE ST. PAT’S PARADE

By |2017-03-20T17:50:33+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on March 12: On June 19, 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade was a privately run operation that could write its own rules for participation. Writing for the high court, Justice David Souter noted that gays and lesbians had [...]

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LIBERAL CATHOLICS FAULT THE POPE

By |2014-04-22T20:14:10+00:00April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On the website of the liberal Catholic outlet, Commonweal, Mollie Wilson O'Reilly accused Pope Francis of ignoring the problem of priestly sexual abuse. According to her, "he [the pope] has said and done little about the scandal itself"; and she maintains that "things haven't been fixed." Similarly, Father Thomas P. Doyle said the pope "has done [...]

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