July/August Issue 2014

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IRELAND’S “MASS GRAVE” HOAX; MEDIA SMEAR NUNS

By |2017-03-20T17:49:58+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Mass hysteria has gripped Ireland, England, and the United States over reports that nearly 800 bodies of children have been found in a mass grave outside a former home run by nuns in Tuam, near Galway. The Catholic Church has been hammered incessantly, and shrill cries of maltreatment abound. Fresh off the heels of [...]

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GUINNESS BEING PINCHED

By |2014-08-21T19:02:04+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

June 17 marked the three month anniversary of our boycott of Guinness. We did an online survey of pub owners in several cities, and the results were as follows: •  75 report a decrease in sales •  24 report no difference •  4 report an increase From what we have determined, it appears that the decrease [...]

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THE POWER OF HOPE AND PRAYER

By |2017-03-20T17:49:58+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Lately, as the result of a new book I am finishing, I have given a lot of thought to the power of hope and prayer. So when I heard about the travails of Bret Baier and his wife, I knew I had to read it; their very personal ordeal is truly inspiring. What [...]

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DEBUNKING THE “MASS GRAVE” STORY

By |2017-03-20T17:49:58+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

To read Donohue's full account of this story, see the "Special Reports" section on the Catholic League's website. [Click Here] One of the key players in the "mass grave" story about the Tuam home is Catherine Corless, a local historian. Her research "suggested 796 babies were buried in a tank outside the former Tuam Mother and [...]

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PELOSI’S UNMITIGATED ARROGANCE

By |2017-03-20T17:49:58+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Rep. Nancy Pelosi does not simply reject the Catholic Church's teachings on marriage, abortion, and contraception—she is a rabid foe of the Church's positions. Recently, she went beyond her usual stance by lecturing her archbishop on the folly of marriage, properly understood. On June 19, San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone spoke at a Washington rally that [...]

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KUDOS TO ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE

By |2014-08-21T18:56:02+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A motley group of public officials, community activists, religious leaders, and gay advocates are upset that Archbishop Cordileone supports marriage, properly understood.  It is a striking sociological moment when elites stage a protest of an archbishop in the Roman Catholic Church simply because he believes—as the whole world has believed for thousands of years—that marriage is [...]

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MEDIA SMEAR ARCHBISHOP CARLSON

By |2014-08-21T18:54:07+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 9, attorney Jeff Anderson released video clips from a May 23 deposition transcript of St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson. It was vintage Anderson: he misrepresented the truth. The media and editorial board of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch followed his lead. The Post-Dispatch editorial said the following: "Mr. Anderson asked the archbishop if at the [...]

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COMMONWEAL INDICTS ARCHBISHOP CARLSON

By |2014-08-21T18:53:07+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It was pathetic to read how Commonweal, home to Catholic dissidents, was straining to put the worst possible face on St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson's exchange with Jeffrey Anderson. Every objective observer who has ever tracked Anderson knows that this lawyer has a pathological hatred of the Catholic Church. So when he locks horns with an [...]

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ARCHBISHOP CARLSON HAS BEEN FRAMED

By |2014-08-21T18:52:34+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

According to attorney Jeffrey Anderson, Commonweal, and other media outlets, the transcript of the exchange between Anderson and Archbishop Carlson revealed that the archbishop did not know it was a crime for an adult to have sex with a child. They are all wrong. Prior to the controversial exchange (which began with a question regarding mandatory [...]

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VATICAN WEBSITE CENSORED BY SCHOOL

By |2014-08-21T18:52:24+00:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut, allegedly implemented a firewall blocking some websites that it deemed as "politically oriented." Among those blocked was the Vatican's website. Also blocked were the websites of the National Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Christianity.com, and many others. Websites that were not blocked, apparently because they were not considered to [...]

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