April Issue 2018

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BIGOTRY EMBROILS TWO STATES: CONNECTICUT AND WISCONSIN

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Anti-Catholicism has gripped two states: Connecticut and Wisconsin. In Connecticut, an anti-Catholic judge is being considered for the top post as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; in Wisconsin, a Trump nominee for a federal judgeship is being opposed on anti-Catholic grounds. The Catholic League has been actively engaged in both cases. As we went to [...]

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BILLY GRAHAM R.I.P.

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

When Rev. Billy Graham died on February 21, Bill Donohue released the following statement to the media: "Growing up Catholic in New York in the 1950s, the Catholic we most identified with was Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the first televangelist. The Protestant we most clearly revered was Rev. Billy Graham. In both cases, they had no [...]

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LYING BY THE NUMBERS

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Whenever there is a serious social problem, the media turn to experts to diagnose it and provide data. As it turns out, many of these persons are not experts at all—they are activists seeking to advance their agenda. Others are simply liars. The mass shooting in Parkland, Florida is the most recent example of this phenomenon. [...]

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MAKING CATHOLIC HOSPITALS ILLEGAL

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue A recent editorial in the New York Times posited a conflict between religion and healthcare, abortion being the main focus. "Freedom of religion is essential—and so is access to health care," it says. It should have stopped there. Instead, the editorial said that "Current law tries to accommodate both, but the far right has [...]

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH THE CHILD VICTIMS ACT

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following is an excerpt from a report written by Bill Donohue; the original version is available online. Under current New York State law, victims of child sexual abuse must press charges against the institution where the offense took place by age 21; they have until 23 to file charges against the attacker. The Child Victims [...]

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POPE’S PERFORMANCE RATINGS SLIP

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pope Francis has celebrated his fifth anniversary as pontiff. Pew Research Center recently published a survey of his tenure, giving us a good idea of how he is doing. Most news reports focused on his high favorability rating—84 percent among Catholics—with Republican Catholics slightly less inclined (79 percent) to see him that way. That analysis masks [...]

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CATHOLIC AUTONOMY UNDER FIRE

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A student at a Catholic school in Greenwich, CT showed her support for Planned Parenthood by posting one of its stickers on her laptop. She was told to remove it. A teacher at a Catholic school in Miami was fired following news that she "married" her girlfriend. A Catholic school in Michigan told a lesbian softball [...]

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CNN’S SKEWED SERIES ON PAPACY

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

CNN's six-part series, "Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History," which debuted on March 11, was promoted as a comprehensive account of the history of the papacy. While the first two parts were mostly fair, there were important exceptions. More important, the series suffered from a skewed orientation, one which highlighted the incredible power of a [...]

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HANNIBAL BURESS AND HIS CATHOLIC FANS

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress recently performed at Loyola University Chicago they pulled his microphone when he started portraying all priests as child molesters, using vile obscenities. Why did a Catholic university invite Buress in the first place? They knew what they were getting. Indeed, they even asked him to abide by certain rules as a [...]

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EVERYONE KNOWS ABORTION KILLS

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:30+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Conor Lamb just won the open congressional seat in a Pittsburgh suburb. As a professed Catholic, he says, "We believe that life begins at conception, but as a matter of separation of church and state, I think a woman has the right to choose under the law...." He went on to say that his personal opposition [...]

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