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PANDEMIC DOESN’T STOP HATE SPEECH ON TV

By |2020-06-24T19:46:27+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A new Gallup poll shows that coronavirus has led more Americans to deepen their faith. But judging from what happened on one weekend in May, it is evident that the pandemic has done nothing to stop hate speech directed at Catholics. Bill Maher, an inveterate anti-Catholic, invited Dan Savage, a homosexual activist known for his vulgarities, [...]

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POPE EMERITUS BENEDICT XVI SOUNDS OFF

By |2020-06-24T19:46:27+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We will have to wait until November before the English version of a biography of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is available, but the book by Peter Seewald is already generating controversy. Benedict says his writings have been misrepresented beyond recognition, so much so that it has devolved into a "malignant distortion of reality." Worse, attempts to [...]

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MASS PRODUCING LGBT PEOPLE

By |2020-06-24T19:46:28+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute on LGBT people raises some important moral and political questions, though that is not the intent of the poll. According to the survey, "5% of Americans identify as LGBT, including 2% who identify as gay or lesbian, 3% who identify as bisexual, and less than 1% who [...]

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KANYE WEST BUSTS MANY STEREOTYPES

By |2020-06-24T19:46:28+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Rapper Kanye West announced last October that he is a convert to Christianity. His album, "Jesus Is King," made it to the top of the charts and he is currently working on a follow-up. In May, he made the cover of GQ magazine; he sat for a four-part interview with the magazine's editor-in-chief, Will Welch. West [...]

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ATHEISTS ELICIT AN AMORAL ETHICS

By |2020-06-24T19:46:28+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Do human beings possess natural rights, rights given by God that all governments must respect? Or is this plain nonsense? A recent Pew Research Center survey shows how this philosophical question comes into play in real-life settings. If ventilators are in short supply, whom should we service first? Those who are most in need at the [...]

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MAN WHO SMEARED WARTIME POPE DIES

By |2020-06-24T19:46:28+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On May 13, the man who smeared Pope Pius XII died. Rolf Hochhuth's 1963 play, The Deputy, is what started the lie that the pope did nothing to save Jews during the Holocaust. It was this fictional account that poisoned the minds of millions. We learned in 2007 from a senior defector from Soviet intelligence that [...]

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INTERNATIONAL ASSAULT ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By |2020-06-24T19:46:28+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The assault on religious liberty quickened when dozens of international left-wing organizations recently signed a statement lecturing the U.S. State Department's Commission on Unalienable Rights. Leading the pack are the Center for Reproductive Rights, Human Rights Watch, and the International Women's Health Coalition. Their opposition to religious liberty was on grand display. As usual, it's all [...]

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