July/August Issue 2019

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CALIFORNIA CONFESSIONAL BILL UPDATE

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

In the last Catalyst, we said progress was being made on the California Confessional bill. Instead of requiring priests to divulge any information on the sexual abuse of a minor learned in the confessional from any source, it was limited to penitents such as a co-worker or a priest. Catholic League members helped drive this progress. [...]

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NYS-RUN HOMES MERIT NEW LAW

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

There was a recent story in the New York Times on conditions in state-run homes for the developmentally disabled that was very disturbing. Not only are many of the residents subjected to physical and sexual abuse, state laws protect miscreant state workers, allowing them to strike again, with impunity. This is not a new story. In [...]

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BIDEN’S BIGGEST BLUNDER

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

Joe Biden can get away with his penchant for gaffes, but he will never get away with his newly decided opposition to the Hyde Amendment. For decades, his pro-abortion stance drew a line in the sand when it came to forcing the taxpayers to pay for abortions. That line is now gone. This is Joe Biden's [...]

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“GENIUS” BUTTIGIEG EVOLVES ON ABORTION

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

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has degrees from Harvard and Oxford and was a Rhodes scholar. The New Republic is in love with him, calling the son of two college professors a "genius." When it comes to abortion, however, the "genius" hasn't a clue what he is talking about. He even admitted that last year. In [...]

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THE COST OF WARRING ON RELIGION

By |2019-07-22T19:56:13+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Left likes to describe the way status groupings such as class, race, and gender interconnect, constituting what they call intersectionality. In real life, no one uses such verbiage: it is confined to higher education and other left-wing ghettos. But it may have some utility in explaining why so many Democrats are sponsoring bills that result [...]

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JOHN IRVING’S FICTIONAL ACCOUNT OF ABORTION

By |2019-07-22T19:56:13+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

John Irving can't stop writing fiction, even when he ventures into the world of non-fiction. His op-ed on the history of abortion in the June 24 edition of the New York Times is a classic example. "The Anti-Abortion Crusade's Cruel History" is the title of this rambling, inaccurate portrait of the pro-life movement. Irving says abortion [...]

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MICHAEL NEWDOW IS A LOSER

By |2019-07-22T19:56:13+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

National League pitchers have a better batting record than Michael Newdow. The devout atheist lost again recently when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his case, thus ending his quest to get "In God We Trust" off the coins. He previously lost twice in the lower courts. In 2003, we noted how he tried to [...]

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