TWITTER CENSORS AGAIN; CEO CALLED OUT

By |2022-04-20T14:42:43-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Twitter's latest censoring of inoffensive speech drew a sharp response from Bill Donohue: March 10, 2022 Mr. Parag Agrawal CEO, Twitter 1355 Market St. Ste. 900 San Francisco, CA 94103 Dear Mr. Agrawal: You and I are in a different line of work, but we share one thing in common: we both oppose hateful speech and [...]

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WOMEN’S RIGHTS?

By |2022-04-20T14:42:44-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On March 8, the White House released a "Fact Sheet" celebrating the first anniversary of the administration's Gender Policy Council. What it chose to celebrate would not please many women. There are 33 initiatives that the Biden administration has undertaken on this subject, and many have little to do with women, per se. Heralding an increase [...]

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CANCEL CULTURE IS CANCEROUS

By |2022-04-20T14:42:44-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Technically speaking, censorship is something that only the government can do: it has the power to stop speech before it is uttered and prohibit the distribution of the written word. In a free society, such instances must be limited and well defined. For the most part, our society has done a pretty good [...]

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CRIMINALIZING CONVERSION THERAPY

By |2022-04-20T14:42:45-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Fr. D. Paul Sullins In America you can go to a therapist and get nonjudgmental help for psychological distress due to divorce, adultery, prostitution, promiscuity, polyamory, pornography, pedophilia, and many other issues related to sexual choices and behavior. If you want to amend your behavior—for example, to stop promiscuity or viewing pornography—talking with a trained therapist [...]

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BIDEN’S ORWELLIAN LANGUAGE ON SEXUALITY

By |2022-04-20T14:42:45-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

President Biden's State of the Union address was mostly about the Ukraine-Russia war, the economy, Covid, and energy. That's understandable given that these issues are paramount. Some, such as New York Times columnist Charles Blow, criticized Biden for not mentioning blacks even once. A more serious criticism was Biden's use of Orwellian language to describe matters [...]

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TO WHOM DO CHILDREN BELONG?

By |2022-04-20T14:42:46-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Does the child belong to parents or the state? This issue is nothing new—Plato argued that the community in which children are raised is the proper locus of authority, not the parents. He envisioned a society where parents were denied their right to raise their own children: they would be collectively raised. He explicitly said in [...]

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RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR STATES

By |2022-04-20T14:42:46-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We looked at the 12 most religious states and compared them to the 12 least religious states on several variables. The difference between the two state groupings was negligible with regard to drug overdose rates and suicide rates. However, 8 of 12 of the most religious states have a religious-liberty law, while only 1 of 12 [...]

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DISPARATE TREATMENT OF RIOTERS

By |2022-04-20T14:42:47-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On February 15, 2022 Edward McAlanis was sentenced to six months probation, $500 in restitution and 60 hours of community service. He was previously fired from his high salary job in financial services; he is now a pizza delivery driver. What did he do to merit these punishments? On January 6 last year, he joined a [...]

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THE RADICAL NATURE OF LENT

By |2022-04-20T14:42:47-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Those who observe Lent are not known as cultural radicals, yet they clearly qualify as such. Repenting for our sins is common practice for Catholics during Lent, though it is not understood—may even be the object of scorn—by secularists. Many of them do not believe in the existence of sin, never mind making reparations for it. [...]

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BULLYING RELIGIOUS STUDENTS

By |2022-04-20T14:42:48-04:00April 20th, 2022|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Oxygen channel recently featured an episode on the Freeman brothers, Bryan and David. In 1995, they committed matricide and fratricide. Why did they kill their mother and father? News reports said it was because the boys became neo-Nazis. This is true, but it is incomplete. Most news stories said the brothers were raised in a [...]

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