CHILD-ABUSING BIGOTS ENDORSE HILLARY

By |2017-03-20T17:47:10-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

NARAL Pro-Choice America endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination. It supports letting infants born of a botched abortion die unattended by doctors. Hillary said she was "honored" by the endorsement. The vast majority of Americans are opposed to the current abortion policy which allows abortions to be performed at any time during pregnancy and [...]

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OBAMA OPPOSES RELIGIOUS PROFILING?

By |2017-03-20T17:47:10-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

President Obama implored us to "reject any politics that targets people because of race or religion." Regrettably, his opposition to religious profiling cannot be taken seriously. If anything, his administration has contributed to it. The Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate is a classic case of religious profiling. Not only does it cherry pick Catholic non-profits [...]

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SCALIA CHAMPIONED RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By |2017-03-20T17:47:10-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The untimely death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a setback for religious liberty; he was one of its greatest defenders. We are happy to report that Bill Donohue came to his defense right at the start of the new year. In a speech before Catholic youth in Louisiana, Scalia said that the Constitution was [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FRIGHTENS SECULARISTS

By |2016-03-21T18:35:28-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

January 16 was Religious Freedom Day, a day that most Americans are proud to support. There were some, however, who were frightened by it. Frederick Clarkson was frightened. He is the author of When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right,an analysis of Christian legal organizations and their impact on society. [...]

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A TOUGH TIME FOR SECULARISTS

By |2016-03-21T18:35:29-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In Kentucky recently, a federal judge ruled that the state could not deny a sales tax rebate to a Christian group, Answers in Genesis (AiG) for a theme park it is constructing featuring a life-size Noah's Ark replica. To deny it would amount to pressuring AiG "to give up its religious beliefs, purpose or practice in [...]

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VATICAN REMOVES SHADY PANEL MEMBER

By |2017-03-20T17:47:10-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Vatican has announced that Peter Saunders, one of two representatives of abuse victims on its Commission for the Protection of Minors, has been suspended from the commission. Saunders refuses to go quietly, however, saying only Pope Francis can dismiss him from the commission—even though, by his own statement, the commission's vote to suspend him was [...]

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NEBRASKA BISHOPS RIP GENDER IDEOLOGY

By |2017-03-20T17:47:10-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, a statement was issued by Nebraska bishops opposing a gender identity policy pushed by a state organization. The Nebraska National School Activities Association had recently voted—against the express will of a majority of its districts—to allow transgender participation in high school sports and other activities. The three Nebraska Catholic bishops opposed this decision, and have [...]

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COVERING UP FOR ACT UP

By |2016-03-21T18:35:30-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

New York Times reporter James Barron recently wrote a story about former Senate majority leader George Mitchell being named the grand marshal of this year's New York St. Patrick's Day Parade. He mentioned that a gay group led by Brendan Fay is being allowed to march in this year's parade. He recounted how much has changed [...]

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OSCAR VOTERS LACK DIVERSITY

By |2017-03-20T17:47:10-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Al Sharpton is angry that for two years in a row, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences did not nominate any black actors. "Hollywood is like the Rocky Mountains," he said, "the higher up you get the whiter it gets." He added that Hollywood has a "fraudulent image of progressive and liberal politics and [...]

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GOLDEN GLOBES’ REVEALING MOMENTS

By |2019-09-20T20:00:31-04:00March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Hollywood crowd has a great sense of humor about some things, but even those who delight in pushing the envelope have boundaries. TheWrap, which covers Hollywood, quoted Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais saying that "'The Martian', was a lot funnier than 'Pixels,' but then again, so was 'Schindler's List.'" TheWrap reporter Jeff Sneider observed that [...]

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