April Issue 2015

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KANSAS BILL PROTECTS CAMPUS RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

By |2015-04-20T20:51:30+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Kansas Senate Bill 175, which was introduced in February and was the subject of hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 9, would protect religious organizations on the campus of public universities from being subverted by their enemies. For many years, Catholic and Christian groups on colleges across the nation have been pressured to admit [...]

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SPITTING ON JESUS

By |2015-04-20T20:51:23+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

After the fourth episode of this season's Netflix program, "House of Cards" aired, Bill Donohue asked those who receive our news releases to contact Jonathan Friedland, VP, Corporate Communications at Netflix, and ask him to explain why the character who plays the president of the United States, Frank Underwood, found it necessary to spit on the [...]

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OBAMA PANDERS TO MUSLIM AMERICANS

By |2015-04-20T20:50:54+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It is important to reassure Muslim Americans that they are not the enemy. Indeed, they should be as welcome here as any immigrant group. But there is no need to pander to them. In his remarks at the end of the "Summit on Countering Violent Extremism," President Obama said, "Here in America, Islam has been woven [...]

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OBAMA CLUELESS ON ISIS RECRUITMENT

By |2019-09-23T14:10:40+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said that "lack of opportunity for jobs" is one of the most prominent "root causes" driving ISIS recruitment efforts. Soon after, President Obama addressed the same issue, echoing Hart's explanation. After acknowledging that "poverty alone does not cause a person to become a terrorist," Obama immediately cited the central role [...]

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THE TOTALITARIAN FACE OF ISIS

By |2015-04-20T20:49:56+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Beginning in 1966, at the outset of Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards went on a rampage destroying museums and bulldozing graves. Now ISIS is doing the same thing in Iraq. Sledgehammers have been used to behead statues and other artifacts at the Mosul Museum—winged bulls dating to the seventh century B.C. have been smashed—a [...]

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TIMES HAVE CHANGED

By |2017-03-20T17:48:39+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The picture below is from the Sunday edition of New York's Daily News commemorating Good Friday in 1962. It is a sign of the times that no illuminated crosses in lighted windows would ever be displayed today.

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SECULARISTS ARE A SOCIAL LIABILITY

By |2017-03-20T17:48:39+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A couple of weeks ago, Gallup released a poll that details how the states vary on church attendance. Gallup's latest effort on measuring religious practices is drawn from its daily tracking interviews in 2014. It sought to tap how often Americans in each state attended church, synagogue, or mosque. The study found that ten of the [...]

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CHALLENGE TO HHS MANDATE STILL ALIVE

By |2015-04-20T20:47:24+00:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 9, the United States Supreme Court ordered a review of the University of Notre Dame's challenge to the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate and then sent the case back to the appellate panel for a review in light of the high court's ruling in the Hobby Lobby case. On February 21, 2014, the [...]

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