April Issue 2015

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CORDILEONE UNDER FIRE; OUTSIDERS INTRUDE

By |2017-03-20T17:48:38+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

An array of persons not affiliated with the Archdiocese of San Francisco have joined some parishioners to wage war on Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. At issue is a proposed contract for teachers at the four archdiocesan high schools. It seeks to assure fidelity to Church teachings. Dissident Catholic organizations such as Call to Action, Dignity, and Catholics [...]

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LIBEL SUIT TOSSED

By |2015-04-20T20:56:29+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In 2013, Rebecca Randles, an attorney who works with supreme Catholic-suing lawyer Jeffrey Anderson, sued Bill Donohue and the Catholic League for allegedly libeling a man who had made accusations against a priest in 2011. There was nothing libelous about anything Donohue said, and in January 2015 the suit was dismissed on all counts. When a [...]

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THE MORALITY OF DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE

By |2017-03-20T17:48:38+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue This article, which has been slightly revised, was published in the February edition of Legatus magazine. If there was one strain of political thought that was evident in the elections last November, it was libertarianism. Essentially, it maintains that the good society is best served by having a minimal role for government. Is [...]

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SACRAMENTO LAWMAKERS BASH SAN FRANCISCO ARCHDIOCESE

By |2017-03-20T17:48:38+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following letter was sent by Bill Donohue to Sacramento lawmakers on February 24: Assemblyman Roger Hernández Chairman, Assembly Labor and Employment Committee 1020 N Street, Room 155 Sacramento, CA 95814 Assemblyman Mark Stone Chairman, Assembly Judiciary Committee 1020 N Street, Room 104 Sacramento, CA 95814 Dear Assemblymen Hernández and Stone: On February 23, Assemblyman Phil [...]

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SAN FRANCISCO LAWMAKERS BASH ARCHDIOCESE

By |2017-03-20T17:48:38+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following letter was sent by Bill Donohue to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on March 4: Supervisor Mark Farrell Board of Supervisors City Hall San Francisco, CA 94102-4689 Dear Supervisor Farrell: Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by you, on the rights of teachers and administrators who work for the [...]

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CHALLENGING THE NEW YORK TIMES

By |2017-03-20T17:48:38+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Like it or not, no newspaper in the United States has more influence on our nation's elites than the New York Times. And no one has consistently challenged its editorial positions with greater authority than Rev. Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton. Fortunately, this Long Island priest has collected more than 300 of his letters-to-the-editor, many of which [...]

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COMEDY CENTRAL GETS FILTHY AGAIN

By |2015-04-20T20:52:34+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

During the February 21 episode of Comedy Central's show, "Kevin Hart Presents: Keith Robinson Back of the Bus Funny," comedian Keith Robinson introduced his tirade by stating how easily offended people have become these days to what others say. "Even criminals have the nerve to be sensitive about what the hell you say to them. Pedophiles [...]

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THE FILTHY LENS OF GARRY WILLS

By |2015-04-20T20:52:32+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In his 2006 address at Regensburg University, Pope Benedict XVI described how Islam was perceived as "evil and inhuman" by a 14th-century Christian emperor who was under siege by Muslims. The central point of the pope's address was to call attention to what happens when faith is uncoupled from reason, and vice versa. As if to [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES ADMITS FETUS IS HUMAN

By |2015-04-20T20:52:29+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Janet Maslin has been reviewing movies and books for the New York Times for several decades, and up until now she has faithfully toed the newspaper's line on abortion. In her 2009 review of The Snakehead by Patrick Radden Keefe, a book about Chinese immigrants smuggled into the U.S., Maslin referred to the book's commentary on [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES CRITIQUES CARDINAL EGAN

By |2015-04-20T20:51:29+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Unlike the rest of the New York media, which treated Cardinal Edward M. Egan with respect, the New York Times took advantage of the late New York Archbishop’s passing to write a statement that read more like an editorial than an obituary. The Times wasted no time telling its readers what it thought of the late [...]

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