CHURCH VANDALISM IS NATIONWIDE

By |2021-06-23T13:30:27-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In 2020, many Catholic churches and schools were vandalized during the protests that engulfed the nation. Already this year we have recorded two dozen incidents of vandalism. Unlike last year, where the vandalism was concentrated in cities that were the site of demonstrations, this year the assaults on property are widespread, having nothing to do with [...]

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THE MEANING OF LINGUISTIC POLITICS

By |2021-06-23T13:30:27-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The left has always been convinced that they have some gnostic calling, often manifested in utopian ideas, to change society. That is why they have no ethical problem imposing their beliefs on society. What drives them is an insatiable appetite for power: They want to control the way we think and act. The meaning of linguistic [...]

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BEWARE THE ANTI-RACISM AGENDA

By |2021-06-23T13:30:28-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic Church regards racism to be "intrinsically evil" and supports policies to check it. It must be noted, however, that today there is no shortage of educators, reporters, activists, and lawmakers who claim to oppose racism while harboring an agenda that sometimes promotes it. They do so mostly for ideological reasons, though those in the [...]

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BIDEN’S FAITH-BASED PROGRAM IS A BUST

By |2021-06-23T13:30:29-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On May 14, Melissa Rogers, the executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, met with representives from six secular organizations: the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the American Humanist Association, American Atheists, Center for Inquiry, Ex-Muslims of North America and the Secular Coalition for America. None of them are religion-friendly and some [...]

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ARMENIAN GENOCIDE WAS A CHRISTIAN GENOCIDE

By |2021-06-23T13:30:30-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, President Biden made a statement on the massacre of the Armenian people that took place in 1915-1916. This was the first of three genocides in the twentieth century; the other two were Stalin's mass killing of the Ukrainians and Hitler's annihilation of the Jews. We urged President Biden to [...]

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SUPREMES TO HEAR ABORTION CASE

By |2021-06-23T13:30:31-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On May 17, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it has accepted for review an abortion case from Mississippi that could have grave implications. In 2018, Mississippi passed a law that bars abortion after 15 weeks of pregnancy (with limited exceptions). Under the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which was reaffirmed in 1992 in the [...]

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CHANGING FACE OF RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION

By |2021-06-23T13:30:32-04:00June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The 2021 report on Religious Freedom in the World, issued by Aid to the Church in Need, details two genres of religious persecution. The first is the most familiar one: violence against people and property (houses of worship). The second is a more subtle way of persecuting the faithful, typically relying on restrictive measures encoded in [...]

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