January/February Issue 2014

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CHRISTMAS WARS ABATE; PROGRESS EVIDENT

By |2014-01-27T20:33:56+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

There are signs that the "War on Christmas" is abating. That the Catholic League has had something to do with it is questioned by no one. In 2013, we laid down our anchor, sending a message to militant atheists: we will not allow you to occupy the public square unanswered. To be specific, we displayed a [...]

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MSGR. LYNN FREED

By |2014-01-27T22:19:02+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Two days after Christmas, a Pennsylvania appeals court overturned the conviction of Philadelphia Monsignor William Lynn; he was later released on bail. Msgr. Lynn should never have been prosecuted in the first place: he was charged ex post facto; a 2007 amendment to the 1972 Pennsylvania child endangerment statute had no application to him. The guilty [...]

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APES AND ABORTION

By |2017-03-20T17:50:46+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue For many decades, Steven Wise has been promoting the rights of apes. To be specific, he would like to see chimpanzees awarded "legal personhood." He is most known for championing the Great Ape Legal Project, seeking to represent little King Kongs in court. Last month, on December 2, he got a little closer [...]

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POPE STEPS LEFT AND RIGHT

By |2017-03-20T17:50:46+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on November 27: Pope Francis has an uncanny ability to excite the passions of the left and the right; he has done so again in his apostolic exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel." The pope begins by outlining his principal interest, evangelization, calling on us to [...]

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HHS MANDATE QUESTIONED

By |2014-01-27T20:34:02+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On New Year's Eve, just hours before the Health and Human Services mandate went into effect, forcing Catholic entities to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization in their health plans, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor halted the edict until the Obama administration responded to her order. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, president of [...]

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CANCEL BILL MAHER

By |2014-01-27T20:34:03+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Special Note to Members by Bill Donohue There is no bigger anti-Catholic bigot in the entertainment industry than Bill Maher. We have detailed some of his assaults branding all priests as child rapists going back to the 1990s (please go to our website to read our report). The final straw came on November 22 when he [...]

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WHY ACLU IS SUING USCCB

By |2014-01-27T20:34:04+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, a lawsuit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In 2010, a pregnant woman went to a Catholic hospital after her water broke. She later claimed that she was never appraised of possible dangers to her health, and the option of choosing an abortion. [...]

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OKAY FOR BISHOPS TO SAY THE ROSARY

By |2017-03-20T17:50:46+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

"The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)," Bill Donohue recently charged, "is suing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) because the bishops are pro-life." Its pretext is a case involving a pregnant woman who visited the only hospital in her area, and claims she was not given information about the option of aborting her baby. [...]

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BIGOTED PLAY PERFORMED IN OKLAHOMA CITY

By |2014-01-27T20:34:05+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

"The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told" opened in early December at the Oklahoma City Civic Center; and lasted until Dec. 22. When it opened in the East Village in New York in 1998, Donohue said, "it sounds like a routine homosexual play: full-frontal male nudity, filthy language, discussions of body parts, butch lesbians, effeminate gay men, [...]

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“PHILOMENA” IS PURE PROPAGANDA

By |2014-01-27T20:34:05+00:00January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The movie "Philomena" recently opened in movie theaters across the United States. A half-century ago, an Irish woman gave birth to a son out-of-wedlock, and gave him up for adoption; he was born in an abbey, a venue that allowed the mother to avoid being stigmatized. There is nothing particularly startling about this, other than the [...]

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