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MILITANT SECULARISTS REBUKED; FIRESTORM ERUPTS

By |2019-12-23T16:35:20+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Faithful America, a radical secularist entity, recently initiated an ethics complaint against Attorney General William Barr; it also launched a petition drive in support of this campaign. We countered with a petition drive of our own in support of Barr. On the same day, these left-wing radicals chided a Catholic priest for denying Joe Biden Holy [...]

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CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNS

By |2019-12-23T16:35:20+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Two weeks before Thanksgiving, by a vote of 64-30, the Wisconsin Assembly voted to call the Christmas tree in the state Capitol rotunda a Christmas tree. The governor, Tony Evers, wanted it called a "holiday tree." The Assembly also voted to adopt a resolution recognizing Thanksgiving week as National Bible Week. The Christian haters at Freedom [...]

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GEORGETOWN’S PITIFUL CONFERENCE ON ABUSE

By |2019-12-23T16:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In November, a report was released based on the proceedings of a Georgetown University event that took place in June. Titled, "National Convening on Lay Leadership for a Wounded Church and Divided Nation," it was organized by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, headed by John Carr and Kim Daniels. [...]

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THE ACLU AT 100

By |2019-12-23T16:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue This is an excerpt from a longer paper by the same name. It can be found on the Catholic League website. The ACLU will celebrate its centennial on January 20, 2020. Always contentious, it has become the most influential civil liberties organization in the nation. Its reputation as a non-partisan organization that vigorously defends [...]

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MEASURE OF JUSTICE FOR CARDINAL PELL

By |2019-12-23T16:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Australia's highest court has given Cardinal George Pell a measure of justice by agreeing to hear his appeal. Convicted last December of molesting two choirboys in the 1990s, his case will now get a final hearing in the early part of 2020. Pell has been defamed, wrongly convicted, and unjustly sentenced to solitary confinement. More than [...]

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FOX HOST CRITICIZES PRIEST FOR DENYING BIDEN

By |2019-12-23T16:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Joe Biden, a self-proclaimed Catholic, was denied Holy Communion by a South Carolina priest because of his pro-abortion convictions. "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade criticized the priest for doing so. Kilmeade, who is Catholic, decried the decision by the priest, calling it "an extremely negative thing." He also took issue with co-host Ainsley Earhardt, who [...]

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WARREN DECLARES WAR ON THE POOR

By |2019-12-23T16:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When it comes to education, there is no better way to punish the poor than to deny them the same opportunities the affluent have. Here's the drill: Keep the poor away from charter schools and away from private schools, especially Catholic schools in the inner city. Make sure to defend the unions to the hilt, knowing [...]

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PA REP. SIMS APOLOGIZES

By |2019-12-23T16:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Last spring, we called for the censure of Brian Sims, a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, for verbally assaulting an innocent woman. He remained defiant, refusing to apologize. But he finally relented in late October. On May 5, totally unprovoked, Sims accosted an elderly Catholic woman who was praying the rosary outside a Planned [...]

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USA TODAY TRACKS FORMER PRIESTS

By |2019-12-23T16:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

USA Today is on a tear against the Catholic Church. Last month it published a 3700-word-story on efforts by the bishops to fight discriminatory legislation. Now it has unloaded again, this time indicting the Church in a 6226-word-story for not tracking former priests accused of sexual abuse. The newspaper must be vying for a Pulitzer. Why [...]

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SUPPORT THE SALVATION ARMY

By |2019-12-23T16:35:22+00:00December 23rd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

No organization does a better job of helping the homeless at Christmastime than the Salvation Army. This year it came under attack by homosexuals and the sexually confused, arguing that it is not supportive of their politics. It is not supposed to be. The Salvation Army is a Christian charity. The attacks started two weeks before [...]

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