January/February Issue 2019

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REMEMBERING GEORGE H.W. BUSH

By |2019-01-31T20:05:39+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

During the 1988 presidential campaign, Bill Donohue was a Bradley Resident Scholar at The Heritage Foundation. His first book, The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, published in 1985, was the magnet that landed him the job. It was also a time when Michael Dukakis, the Democratic nominee for president, loudly proclaimed that he was [...]

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CARDINAL DINARDO DESERVES BETTER

By |2019-01-31T20:04:36+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When law enforcement agents act like bullies, justice is sundered. That's what happened last October in Michigan when police raided all seven Catholic dioceses—including the home of one bishop—in search of evidence of sexual abuse by the clergy. In late November local police, the Texas Rangers, the local D.A.'s office, and other agencies raided the Archdiocese [...]

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SEXUAL ABUSE EXTENDS BEYOND THE CHURCH

By |2019-01-31T19:57:48+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Sexual misconduct is a ubiquitous phenomenon, sparing no institution. Moreover, it is hardly unique to our age. Yet by reading news stories this would not be so evident. They would have us believe that the Catholic Church is the worst offender. There is no evidence to support this claim. The Philadelphia Inquirer is a case in [...]

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ILLINOIS AG REPORT REEKS OF POLITICS

By |2019-01-31T19:57:33+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 19, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a report by her office on sexual abuse by the Catholic clergy in Illinois. Before addressing her report, consider the backdrop to her investigation. A few years ago, one teacher at a Northwestern Pennsylvania high school, Brother Stephen Baker, was reported to the authorities on grounds that [...]

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