July/August Issue 2019

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FLAWED JUDGE NOMINEE QUITS; CAMPAIGN SUCCEEDS

By |2019-07-22T19:56:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On June 11, Michigan attorney Michael Bogren withdrew his nomination for the federal bench. The Trump nominee was being considered for a seat on the U.S. District Court for Western Michigan. The Catholic League fought his nomination from the get-go, and we were very pleased with the outcome. We were particularly pleased to note that the [...]

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MEMORIAL CROSS VICTORY

By |2019-07-22T19:56:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, rendered an important First Amendment victory by upholding the right of patriots to erect a Christian symbol on public lands. Militant secularists, led by the American Humanist Association, wanted it demolished. One hundred years ago, family members of those who died in World War I [...]

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CLERGY ABUSE SURVEY SHOWS MEDIA INFLUENCE

By |2019-07-22T19:56:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue The Pew Research Center released the findings of a new survey recently on Catholic clergy sexual abuse. Most were predictable, but some were not. The survey found that 8 in 10 Americans say that Catholic clergy sexual abuse is an "ongoing problem," while only 12% say that these problems "happened in the past [...]

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MAKING THE TORAH COME ALIVE

By |2019-07-22T19:56:11+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Dennis Prager, The Rational Bible: GENESIS, God, Creation, and Destruction (Regnery Faith) I have known Dennis Prager for decades. He is not only a friend, he is one of the most brilliant, logical thinkers of our time. An Orthodox Jew, he is a cultural conservative who has much to impart. He is also courageous. [...]

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CLERGY SEXUAL ABUSE IS NEGLIGIBLE

By |2019-07-22T19:56:12+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops latest findings on clergy sexual abuse continue to show how this problem has largely been checked. The 2018 Annual Report, "Findings and Recommendations on the Implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People," covers the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. During [...]

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INDIANAPOLIS ARCHBISHOP TAKES STRONG STAND

By |2019-07-22T19:56:12+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This news release by Bill Donohue was printed as an op-ed column by the Indianapolis Star on June 23rd. On June 20, Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson revoked the Catholic status of Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. He did so because the school rejected his request not to renew the contract of a teacher who said he was [...]

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VIACOM EXECUTIVES NOTIFIED ABOUT NOAH

By |2019-07-22T19:56:12+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There are two hosts on TV today who would be fired if they said about other demographic groups and institutions what they say about Catholics and the Catholic Church: Bill Maher and Trevor Noah. It is Noah who recently commanded our interest. On June 11, Noah went on an obscene rant about Catholics and the Catholic [...]

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LGBT AGENDA HITS CATHOLIC BRICK WALL

By |2019-07-22T19:56:12+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

John Gehring runs a front group for his senior left-wing patron, atheist billionaire George Soros. Faith In Public Life, it needs to be acknowledged, represents no rank-and-file constituency. Gehring found a home for his latest assault on Catholicism in a piece distributed by the Religion News Service. Gehring is upset that two bishops have recently defended [...]

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VATICAN SLAMS GENDER IDEOLOGY

By |2019-07-22T19:56:12+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Congregation for Catholic Education has published the most brilliant and authoritative document on the sexes that is currently available. It literally tears to pieces the fatuous claims of gender ideology. Fortunately, it does not water down its account by trying to appease its critics. "Male and Female: He Created Them" is not only the title [...]

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PROVIDENCE BISHOP TOBIN UNDER FIRE

By |2019-07-22T19:56:12+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin has incurred the wrath of homosexuals and their alphabet ilk for tweeting on June 1 that Catholics should not support LGBTQ "Pride Month" events. He tweeted that such celebrations "promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals. They are especially harmful to children." Immediately, the bishop [...]

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