CENSORING VATICAN WEBSITE CANNOT STAND

By |2017-03-20T17:49:58-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Jody Ian Goeler, who is the Superintendent of Schools for Regional School District 14 in Connecticut, was forced to respond to accusations that the Vatican website was blocked in district schools because it promotes "hate speech." In the letter that Donohue issued to Superintendent Goeler, he asked Goeler to "please identify examples of 'hate speech' found [...]

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SCHOOL THAT BLOCKED WEBSITES FAILS AGAIN

By |2019-09-23T14:20:28-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The School Board for District 14 in Connecticut issued a statement explaining why student access to the Vatican's website was blocked, as well as those deemed to be conservative. This situation went from bad to worse. The Board of Ed told us that no one deliberately decided to block the websites. After consulting with the filtering [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AFFIRMED

By |2014-08-21T18:47:33-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The June 30 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores is a smashing victory for religious liberty. Though there is reason for joy, Bill Donohue cautions against celebrating too early. Indeed, he advises that more must be done now to ensure our First Amendment rights. Because of the unremitting hostility the [...]

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TEEN SEX DATA INCOMPLETE

By |2017-03-20T17:49:59-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The media are trumpeting the Guttmacher Institute's report showing that teenage pregnancies, births, and abortions have dropped to their lowest level since they peaked in the 1990s. This is good news, but the data is incomplete. The teenage pregnancy rate in the United States is still 5.5 times higher than in Western Europe. Moreover, the report [...]

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CHELSEA HANDLER BASHES GAYS

By |2014-08-21T18:45:13-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Chelsea Handler and guest Ryan Stout attacked homosexual priests during the June 4 edition of "Chelsea Lately" on the E! network. The occasion was Pope Francis' recent statement advising young married couples not to see cats and dogs as an adequate substitute for children. Chelsea responded, "Yeah, that's the point! And like you would know about [...]

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MEDIA PASSIONATE ABOUT ANTI-CATHOLIC BIAS

By |2017-03-20T17:49:59-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on May 29: Every demographic group can cite instances of media bias against them, but no group is more unfairly covered, on a consistent basis, than Catholics. Here are three examples drawn from news stories published on May 29. Whenever a Catholic does something good, such [...]

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HAWAII GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL

By |2014-08-21T18:42:44-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Much to our disappointment, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed a law that extends by two years the statute of limitations on the sexual abuse of minors. Nominally, it applies to both the private and public sectors, but everyone knows who the lawyers are gunning for.

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U.N. REPORT ON HOLY SEE ISSUED

By |2014-08-21T18:39:16-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The U.N. Committee Against Torture's report on the Holy See was released a couple of weeks ago. For the most part, there is nothing in this report that merits criticism, though two matters must be addressed: there is a glaring inconsistency between the way the hearings were held and the concluding observations by this committee; and [...]

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JOAN RIVERS’ FILTHY HIT ON THE POPE

By |2017-03-20T17:50:10-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There was a time when Joan Rivers delighted audiences with her humor, but that was a long time ago. Now her filthy antics make even her panelists recoil in embarrassment. That's what happened on E! during her May 30 episode of "Fashion Police." The occasion for Rivers' vulgarity was a picture of singer Solange Knowles (Beyonce's [...]

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POPE’S TRIP ENDS WITH MEDIA CIRCUS

By |2014-08-21T18:36:02-04:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pope Francis spent three historic days in the Middle East trying to bring Christians, Jews, and Muslims together, and on the plane ride home he fielded 11 questions on nine issues. Two dealt with his trip: there was one question on Jewish-Muslim relations, and one on the status of Jerusalem. But there were three on sexual [...]

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