July/August Issue 2018

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SAMANTHA BEE’S SHOW SHAKEN; SPONSORS FEEL THE HEAT

By |2018-09-19T13:00:39+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League strategy to crush Samantha Bee's TBS show, ''Full Frontal," is paying big dividends. As a direct result of our efforts, four major advertisers have discontinued advertising on her show: Verizon, Procter and Gamble (P&G), Wendy's, and Ashley HomeStore. This is a credit to all of those on our email list who contacted officials [...]

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BILL FLYNN R.I.P.

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

William J. Flynn, former chairman of Mutual of America, died on June 2. Bill Donohue attended his wake. Flynn was 91. Donohue issued the following remarks when his friend died: "Bill will be remembered for many things, but above all it was his role in brokering peace among warring factions in Ireland in the 1990s that [...]

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25 YEARS AND COUNTING

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue July 1st marked my 25th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. It's been a great run, and I am not about to pack it in. On July 18, I turn 71. Fortunately, God gave me pretty good health and a whole lot of energy. When I took over in 1993, [...]

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ELITES IMPOSE WESTERN VALUES ON AFRICA

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue The arrogance of Western elites should never be underestimated, and this is especially true of their vision for affecting change in the developing world. While they decry as ethnocentric the beliefs of many patriotic Americans—they are uncomfortable with those who see America as the greatest country on earth—they themselves exhibit an astonishingly ethnocentric bias [...]

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POPE SAYS GAY COUPLES ARE NOT A FAMILY

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 16, Pope Francis said gay couples cannot be considered a family. The media knew he said this but, with few exceptions, they refused to run this story. The blackout was intentional. The Catholic League played a major role disseminating what the pope actually said about this issue. The pope was speaking to an Italian [...]

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MEDIA REPORTING ON POPE IS IDEOLOGICAL

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bias can be detected by what the media report and choose not to report. When it comes to Pope Francis, bias by omission is the most common ideological practice. In May, the pope met with an alleged Chilean victim of priestly sexual abuse, Juan Carlos Cruz; he is a homosexual. According to Cruz, the pope said [...]

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VICTORY FOR CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to inform women about the availability of abortion and contraception was unconstitutional. The 5-4 ruling was narrowly drawn and did not decide related issues. Writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas found the law to be an unconstitutional abridgment of [...]

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VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD REJECTS CLERGY BAN

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When the Catholic League learned of some disturbing proposed changes to a sex education curriculum in Fairfax, Virginia, we wasted no time swinging into action. We won on what we considered to be the most pressing issue—a bid to silence the voice of the clergy. Here's what happened. The Fairfax County school board voted June 14 [...]

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GAY ACTIVISTS LOSE IN BAKER CASE

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that a Colorado baker could not be forced against his will, grounded in his religious beliefs, to make a wedding cake that affirmed a "marriage" between two homosexuals. The 7-2 ruling is a victory for religious liberty. The high court ruled that the baker, Jack Phillips, was the victim [...]

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FLAWED SURVEY ON BAKER YIELDS FALSE NEWS

By |2018-09-19T13:00:41+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a Washington Post web blog following the Supreme Court ruling on the Colorado baker, Eugene Scott informed readers that most Americans disagree with the decision. That conclusion is not validated by the data he cites. "Most Americans don't support allowing gay Americans to be denied services because of the religious convictions of the business owner," [...]

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