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VICTORY FOR PRIESTS’ RIGHTS; CASE MERITS REVIEW

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On March 2, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that it will review a Superior Court decision that allowed Renee A. Rice the right to pursue claims against the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown even though the statute of limitations had long expired. The Catholic League filed an amicus brief in the case in support of the diocese; the [...]

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KEY CASES TO BE DECIDED

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

We may not know the outcome until the spring of 2021, but it looms as one of the most important cases pitting gay rights against religious liberty that the U.S. Supreme Court has ever agreed to hear. Two years ago, a federal district court turned down Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia in its [...]

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ABORTION’S SATANIC TOUCH

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Animals have no rights—they cannot be held morally responsible for their behavior—but they certainly deserve our respect. Indeed, those who abuse them should be punished: animal cruelty should never be tolerated. It should be axiomatic that human beings, at all stages of development, are also entitled to great respect, including those not sentient enough to make [...]

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BETRAYED BY VICTIMS’ ADVOCATES

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

The following is a first-hand account of a clergy sexual abuse victim. Last year, he met with Catholic League staff in New York City; we are protecting his anonymity. Some of what he recounts was previously noted by Catholic News Agency. As an adolescent victim of homosexual clergy abuse, I know the challenges that men face [...]

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ORLANDO SENTINEL ATTACKS FIRST AMENDMENT

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The editorial in the February 18 Orlando Sentinel is critical of private schools, mostly Christian, which participate in a state-school voucher program; the schools uphold biblical teachings on homosexuality. The newspaper says they should not qualify for the program because they discriminate against homosexuals the way Bob Jones University once discriminated against blacks. There are several [...]

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BEWARE LAY CLERICALISM

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Two teachers at Kennedy Catholic High School, located in the Seattle area, recently resigned, and although neither school authorities, the Archdiocese of Seattle nor the teachers are speaking to the media, it is understood that both teachers, a man and a woman, were engaged to a person of the same sex, thus forcing the issue. This [...]

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EPISCOPAL BISHOP SHOULD BUTT OUT

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We would not defend a Catholic bishop who publicly criticized a decision by a high-ranking cleric of another religion about matters that pertain only to the members of that religion. We respect house rules. It's too bad that Greg Rickel, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia, Washington, does not. Recently, two teachers at a Catholic [...]

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REQUEST TO REPRIMAND REP. TLAIB

By |2020-05-15T16:29:44+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 16, Bill Donohue asked the House Ethics Committee to reprimand Rep. Rashida Tlaib for her obscene assault on people of faith. Donohue's letter to the committee chairman is printed below (the other members received the same letter). To read Bill Donohue's letter click here.

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IS AOC CATHOLIC?

By |2020-05-15T16:29:44+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Is Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) Catholic? She was, but there is no evidence she still is. Yet she is conveniently labeled as a Catholic by some of her supporters and she occasionally implies she is still Catholic. Why does this matter? If she were not a congresswoman, it wouldn't. But when someone who is no longer [...]

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U.N. REPORT ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IS ABSURD

By |2020-05-15T16:29:44+00:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A recently released United Nations report on religious freedom that was presented to the Human Rights Council deserves a sharp rebuke. While appearing reasonable at different junctures, the report is nothing but a frontal assault on religious autonomy and religious freedom. No wonder it was criticized by senior Vatican officials. The report by the Special Rapporteur [...]

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