May Issue 2018

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VICTORY IN CONNECTICUT; BIGOTED JUDGE LOSES

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League has been at odds with Connecticut Supreme Court Judge Andrew McDonald since he was a state senator. More recently, we worked to educate the public about his record of anti-Catholic bigotry, hoping to stop his bid to become Chief Justice. We won. He was defeated on March 27 in the state senate by [...]

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HHS MANDATE DEFEATED

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Obamacare Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate forcing Catholic non-profits to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization, was recently dealt a lethal blow by U.S. District Court Judge David Russell. He issued a permanent injunction stopping the federal government from enforcing the mandate against the Catholic Benefits Association (CBA). He also issued a [...]

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DOLORES GRIER—CHAMPION OF THE UNBORN

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue On February 22, we lost a good one. Dolores Grier was one of the most committed Catholics I ever met, and one of the nation's strongest defenders of the rights of the unborn. She was especially outraged over the high number of African American abortions, as well as those who peddled the message [...]

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THE CONTROVERSY OVER EDGARDO MORTARA

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Ronald J. Rychlak Vittorio Messori, Kidnapped by the Vatican? The Unpublished Memoirs of Edgardo Mortara (Ignatius Press 2017) On Wednesday June 23, 1858, a knock came on the door of Salomone and Marianna Mortara, Jewish residents of Bologna, the second-largest city of the Papal States. Marianna answered; it was the police. "Your son Edgardo has been [...]

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CHILD VICTIMS ACT FAILS AGAIN

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo included the Child Victims Act in his budget this year and he failed. It was pulled from the final budget. He said he hopes it will succeed legislatively, and if that fails, he hopes to make it a campaign issue in November. This is a victory for those who believe in [...]

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WHAT GOV. CUOMO MEANS BY CHILD WELFARE

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has waded into the matter of child welfare, and it's time everyone understood what he means by it. In his budget proposal, which was the subject of much negotiation, Cuomo included the Child Victims Act. In his State of the State address earlier this year, he voiced support for the Reproductive Freedom Act. [...]

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THE POLITICS OF CHILD ABUSE REPORTING

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Media coverage of the sexual abuse of minors has long been biased against the Catholic Church. As virtually everyone knows by now, there is not a single institution in the nation where adults and minors interact on a regular basis that has not been rocked by sexual misconduct. Indeed, there is no institution in the nation [...]

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DOES FACEBOOK HATE CATHOLICS?

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When Facebook chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the Senate Commerce and Judiciary Committee on April 10, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, he was asked to comment on some of his company's decisions on Catholic submissions. Sen. Ted Cruz informed Zuckerberg that his company "has blocked over two dozen Catholic [...]

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GAY MARRIAGE DEFENDERS GETTING CRAZY

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Until yesterday morning, historically speaking, virtually every person in the world believed that marriage was a union between people of the opposite sex. This was true of both Western civilization and Eastern civilization. Moreover, beginning with Judaism, most world religions considered homosexuality taboo. Plato thought homosexuality was against nature, the Romans made it a capital crime, [...]

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SATANIC ICE CREAM?

By | 2018-05-25T15:25:11+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When a Catholic League member emailed us a note recently about a Canadian ice cream company, Sweet Jesus, we decided to give it a pass: it was a fairly innocuous appropriation of Christianity, and there was no reason to believe that the intent was to offend. But that has all changed. We have now learned that [...]

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