December Issue 2018

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NEW NEA CHAIRMAN PICKED; VICTORY SECURED

By |2019-01-07T18:32:59+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On November 1, President Donald Trump nominated Mary Anne Carter to be the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). We labored hard to affect this decision, and we are delighted with his choice. Heading the NEA is one of the most important posts in the nation affecting the culture, and we trust [...]

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CHRISTMAS CENSORS

By |2019-01-07T18:32:59+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Christmas censors wasted no time this year trying to censor Christmas. The Chesterfield County Schools in Virginia yielded to a few students who objected to Christmas songs that mentioned Jesus; all such songs were banned. If they had it their way, Christmas would be banned, not simply lyrics that mention Jesus. In 2017, there was [...]

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BISHOPS BEWARE OF SOME LAY CATHOLICS

By |2019-01-07T18:32:59+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

The week before the U.S. bishops convened in Baltimore, I wrote an article warning the bishops to be careful when listening to the laity for advice. Some are responsible, I said, and some are an utter disgrace. After the conference ended on November 14, I issued another statement, detailing the irresponsible ones. Should the bishops listen [...]

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BEHIND “60 MINUTES” SHOW ON BISHOP MALONE

By |2019-01-07T18:33:00+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone was the subject of a recent edition of "60 Minutes." But there was more to this story than what the CBS show aired. None of the parties to this story came to the table with their hands clean. Bishop Malone has admitted making bad decisions, but he maintains that [...]

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TWO NEWSPAPERS TARGET BISHOPS

By |2019-01-07T18:33:00+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer published a 5400-word article on November 4 discussing how the bishops have handled sexual abuse matters since the Dallas norms were published on this subject in 2002. The front-page story in the Globe shows a photo of four bishops: Bishop Robert Finn, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop John Nienstedt, and [...]

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POLLS, PERCEPTION, AND THE POPE

By |2019-01-07T18:33:00+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A poll by CBS of American Catholics reveals that Pope Francis is no longer receiving the high marks he once enjoyed, especially with regards to his handling of clergy sexual abuse. Three years ago, roughly half of Catholics thought he was doing a good job dealing with this issue, but now only 29% feel this way. [...]

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WASHINGTON POST MAKES FALSE CLAIMS

By |2019-01-07T18:33:00+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the first paragraph of the November 13 editorial in the Washington Post, it says that the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church "raged unchecked for decades and, even after it was exposed in 2002 by the Boston Globe, has been met by the church hierarchy with denial, temporizing, stone walling and half-measures." That is [...]

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PORTLAND LIBRARY HOSTS PERVERTS FOR KIDS

By |2019-01-07T18:33:00+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On October 23, a public library in Portland, Oregon hosted an event for children 2-6 years old that featured perverts and Catholic bashers. The venue was the Multnomah County Library. "Drag Queen Storytime with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence" was the name of the event. The "Sisters" have a long tradition of mocking nuns and bashing [...]

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TRUMP FINALIZES CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

By |2019-01-07T18:33:01+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When giving the Commencement Address at the University of Notre Dame in 2009, President Barack Obama said, "Let's honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause." His administration never did. Worse, it sought to violate conscience rights of pro-life Americans. When Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, [...]

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GOOD NIGHT AT THE POLLS FOR CHRISTIANS

By |2019-01-07T18:33:01+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Election night was good for Christians. In two of the three states that had ballot initiatives protecting the rights of the unborn, they won: Alabama and West Virginia affirmed the right to life of children in the womb, and they also banned public funding of abortion; Oregon made it easier for a woman to abort her [...]

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