December Issue 2013

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JUSTICE IN OKLAHOMA; SOLDIER’S RIGHTS RESTORED

By |2017-03-20T17:50:49+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Within hours of registering a formal complaint with the top Army brass at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, a female Catholic soldier's rights were restored. More important, reforms were immediately put into place guaranteeing the religious liberty rights of Catholics on the base. After learning that a female soldier enrolled in Advanced Individual Training at the base had [...]

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BEATING BACK SCROOGE

By |2013-12-12T20:56:48+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League's enormous Times Square billboard (click here) sends a message that is both joyful and serious: Christians will not allow the Scrooges in our society to stop us from honoring Jesus. Scrooges are trying to censor Christmas again. In Bordentown, New Jersey the superintendent of schools initially sought to ban religious Christmas music from [...]

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CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CHRIST

By |2017-03-20T17:50:49+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Even though roughly 80 percent of Americans are Christian, 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Can non-Christians and non-believers really celebrate Christmas? To some extent they can, just the same way those who are not Irish can celebrate St. Patrick's Day: they can partake in the fun aspects of it, but that's it. At bottom, [...]

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FLORIDA PROFESSOR REPRIMANDED

By |2017-03-20T17:50:49+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 27, University of South Florida (USF) professor Dr. Timothy M. Weil insulted Catholics at a public forum off campus. Someone who was at the event contacted the Catholic League about it. Bill Donohue then wrote a letter to USF officials (see p. 4) about the incident. After almost three weeks elapsed, Donohue went public [...]

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USF PROFESSOR MOCKS PRIESTS

By |2013-12-12T20:56:49+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Below is a copy of the October 3 letter sent by Bill Donohue to officials at the University of South Florida (USF) concerning an anti-Catholic incident. After giving the university two weeks to respond, Donohue went public; only then did this case move forward. October 3, 2013   Dr. Mario Hernandez University of South Florida Chairman, [...]

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USCCB MEETING A SUCCESS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:49+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In mid-November, an election was held for the new president and vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Baltimore. Those who have been pushing the bishops to abandon their opposition to the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate, abortion and gay marriage lost big time last month. On November 13, the [...]

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NO PRIEST IS SAFE

By |2013-12-12T20:56:52+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Four recent news stories, covering priests in Baltimore, Philadelphia, St. Paul and Chicago, make it clear that no Catholic priest is safe. Anyone can accuse a priest of molestation, no matter how long ago, and get away with it. Father Michael Kolodziej, who is a former Minister Provincial of the Order of Friars Minor Conventual, was [...]

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EMPLOYMENT BILL STUMBLES

By |2017-03-20T17:50:49+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In November, the U.S. Senate passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), legislation that is being touted as progress for gay rights. The House did not take the bill up immediately; its fate is uncertain. The Catholic League raised serious questions about the consequences of ENDA in 2007, and while some aspects of the bill have improved, [...]

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IN DEFENSE OF ARCHBISHOP NIENSTEDT

By |2017-03-20T17:50:49+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue sent the following letter on October 25, 2013, to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, the U.S. Papal Nuncio: Your Excellency: This letter is in response to a missive sent to you by a motley group of dissident Catholics, as well as those no longer in communion with the Church, asking for the resignation of Archbishop [...]

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ATTACKS ON MINNESOTA ARCHDIOCESE WIDEN

By |2013-12-12T20:57:23+00:00December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is a concerted effort on the part of anti-Catholic lawyers, city officials, journalists and professional victims' groups to attack the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which is headed by Archbishop John Nienstedt. We've seen this before in Kansas City, Kansas when foes of the Church tried to gang up on Bishop Robert Finn. For [...]

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