December Issue 2015

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CHRISTMAS SPIRIT CHALLENGED; WE RESPOND QUICKLY

By |2017-03-20T17:47:24+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The animus against Christmas manifests itself in a myriad of ways, and this year is no exception. We took a pass on some trivial issues, but we jumped right into the fray when more serious attacks were launched. The anti-Christmas bigots from the Freedom From Religion Foundation threatened a lawsuit against a small Minnesota town because [...]

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HHS MANDATE UNDER REVIEW

By |2015-12-18T18:49:19+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate that threatens to eviscerate the religious liberties of many Catholic non-profits. Not surprisingly, editorials in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times took the side of the Obama administration. We pointed out [...]

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NO “SPOTLIGHT” ON HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE

By |2017-03-20T17:47:24+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In the run-up to the November 6 debut of "Spotlight," movie reviewers hailed it as an eye-opening account of the sexual abuse scandal that occurred in the Boston Archdiocese. But Hollywood has no interest in turning its cameras on itself, which is why the public's eyes have been shut tight from seeing a [...]

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SHINING THE LIGHT ON “SPOTLIGHT”

By |2017-03-20T17:47:24+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

The following report written by Bill Donohue was published on the Catholic League's website on November 2. It was sent to those in the media and entertainment industries as well as Catholic dioceses throughout the nation. The movie "Spotlight" is bound to spark more conversation about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, much [...]

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CHINA DROPS ONE-CHILD POLICY

By |2017-03-20T17:47:25+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Since 1979, most parts of China, and most married couples, have been subjected to a one-child policy, but the Communist government recently dropped it. Ironically, it is doing so for the same reason it adopted it in the first place: demographic concerns. The policy was initiated because of the fear that unrestrained population growth would impair [...]

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PELOSI EXPLOITS THE POPE

By |2017-03-20T17:47:25+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Following Pope Francis' visit to the United States, it was predictable that politicians on both sides of the aisle would invoke his words when they could plausibly be interpreted as favoring or opposing certain policies. To cite the pope when advocating policies to which he would be unequivocally morally opposed, however—like Planned Parenthood's unconscionable marketing of [...]

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PRO-ABORTS AND BIGOTS TARGET IRELAND

By |2017-03-20T17:47:25+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On the front page of Amnesty International's website it says, "We campaign for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all." It is a lie: Human beings not yet born, it argues, have no human rights. When the organization was founded in 1961, it took no position on abortion. That changed in 2007. Citing issues [...]

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ACLU MYTHS ABOUT CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

By |2017-03-20T17:47:25+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A recent article posted on the Medscape website, "ACLU Says Catholic Hospitals Can Not Refuse to Perform Life-Saving Abortions," repeats ACLU myths on this subject. It is written by Arthur L. Caplan, a professor who works in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU's Langone Medical Center. Caplan agrees with an ACLU lawsuit that seeks to [...]

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YAHOO NEWS ABORTION STORY IS INCOMPLETE

By |2015-12-18T18:49:24+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Katie Couric, the Yahoo Global News anchor, recently interviewed an official from a Queens, New York Planned Parenthood facility. The video, "What an Abortion Treatment Room Really Looks Like," was posted online and it was quite interesting. But it did not deserve a letter grade of A, B, C, D, or F; rather, it merited an [...]

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TWO REPORTS CITE CHRISTIAN ANNIHILATION

By |2015-12-18T18:49:25+00:00December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We know that people of every religion are being targeted for murder and plunder in many parts of the world, and that the Communist regimes in China and North Korea are hotbeds of Christian persecution. But nothing compares to what is happening in the Middle East and Northern Africa. Quite simply, we are witnessing the annihilation [...]

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