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NPR GETS NASTY

By |2017-03-20T17:49:10-04:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 6, the astute atheists at National Public Radio (NPR) decided that the Brooklyn Diocese's outreach program to millennial "hipsters" was worth a few jokes on a game show, "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me."After all, it was Christmastime, so why not choose Catholicism for ridicule? Most of the exchange between the characters was so inane [...]

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MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO IS A SCAM

By |2015-02-17T21:26:37-05:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

National Public Radio is no friend of Catholicism, but usually it tries to hide its bias. By contrast, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is so thoroughly anti-Catholic that it makes no attempt to be fair. Truth be told, it is a scam: its politics is pervasive. Here's the latest proof. On December 8, a jury acquitted Father [...]

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CHINA LOVES OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

By |2015-02-17T21:24:59-05:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A delegation of top Chinese educators wanting to learn about the achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary schools decided not to visit a single public school district. Instead, they recently ventured to West Virginia to learn more about the stunning success of schools in the Catholic Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. An entourage of educators from Wenzhou, China [...]

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WHOOPI PROTECTS COSBY

By |2017-03-20T17:49:10-04:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Twenty women allege that Bill Cosby raped or otherwise sexually assaulted them, often drugging them first. Taking his side is his friend, Whoopi Goldberg. A few weeks ago, Cosby thanked her publicly. Cosby's tweet came in response to remarks made by Goldberg on the November 17 episode of "The View." Speaking about Barbara Bowman, one of [...]

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ROLLING STONE’S ROGUE AUTHOR HAS A HISTORY

By |2015-02-17T21:20:05-05:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Amid a media outcry Rolling Stone's editor has been forced to apologize for "mistakes" and "discrepancies" in a recent article about a young women, "Jackie," who claimed she was raped at a University of Virginia fraternity house. The sensational story described in detail the woman's claims and the lack of any response from university officials. After [...]

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POPE RIGHT ON CUBA

By |2017-03-20T17:49:10-04:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

President Obama made the right decision on Cuba. Kudos also to Pope Francis for working to break the stalemate between the United States and Cuba. While a lot of foolish things have been said by those on both sides of this issue, the fact is that the only losers in this gambit are the Communists in [...]

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POPE CHALLENGES EUROPEANS

By |2017-03-20T17:49:10-04:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pope Francis' address to the European Parliament was one of his signature statements. He beckoned his audience to recover their religious moorings, focusing on the positive link between Christianity and Europe. This means an appreciation of what he called the "transcendent dignity" of the human person. Dignity is given recognition in the respect for inalienable human [...]

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ROGUE LAWYERS FAIL TO NAIL PRIEST

By |2017-03-20T17:49:10-04:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In September, Fr. Ronald Domhoff was placed on administrative leave by the Archdiocese of Louisville after he was accused of sexually molesting a minor. He was cleared of all charges on December 16 and returned to active ministry the following day as pastor at St. Peter the Apostle in Louisville. What happened in the interim is [...]

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“JUDGMENT DAY” AT PLANET FITNESS

By |2017-03-20T17:49:10-04:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, a 70-year old man went to his Planet Fitness gym in Orange City, Florida wearing a T-shirt that said, "Abortion Kills a Person." Although he has worn the shirt many times before, this time he was told to leave. The next day he showed up wearing a shirt that read, "Pray to End Abortion." He [...]

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DETROIT ARCHDIOCESE BANS DISSIDENT

By |2015-02-17T21:08:55-05:00February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron recently decided to ban dissident speaker Francis DeBernardo from speaking at an archdiocesan church. The way some Catholic activists and media outlets are spinning this story is simply dishonest. They would have us believe that DeBernardo is not welcome to address parishioners because of his gay-rights views. Not quite. News Ways Ministry, [...]

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