November Issue 2013

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GOV. BROWN VETOES ABUSE BILL; VICTORY FOR FAIRNESS

By |2013-11-15T20:37:56+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On October 12, California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults who were allegedly molested when they were a minor to file lawsuits, provided the abuse occurred in a private institution. The bill would have lifted the statute of limitations for one year. Governor Brown saw right through the machinations of those [...]

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UNFAIR CRITICS RIP USCCB

By |2013-11-15T20:37:25+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League rushed to the defense of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) when it was blamed for the partial government shutdown this fall. It was one of the most baseless and absurd accusations we have seen in a long time. The most absurd criticism against the bishops was first made by Adele [...]

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DIFFERENT WORLDS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:55+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue It sometimes feels as though I am living in a parallel universe. Quite frankly, I cannot believe some of the things I am hearing and seeing these days. What follows is an account of what I recently experienced one morning. I wake up to the news every weekday around 5:30 a.m. Today I [...]

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QUINNIPIAC POLL IS FLAWED

By |2017-03-20T17:50:56+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A poll conducted by the Quinnipiac Research Institute at the beginning of October stated that there are more than 78 million Catholics in the United States and Quinnipiac interviewed 392 of them. The actual number of Catholics who go to Mass on a weekly basis that they interviewed was 153. Most polls ask self-identified Catholics if [...]

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JON STEWART ATTACKS EUCHARIST

By |2013-11-15T20:33:54+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

During the September 16 edition of "The Daily Show," Jon Stewart offered his thoughts on Pope Francis. "I love this guy! So, to sum it up, let me get this straight: gays are cool, priests can get married, and you don’t even have to believe in God to get to Heaven!" This is all in good [...]

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PETITION TO PULL HHS MANDATE SENT

By |2013-11-15T20:33:19+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

At the end of the summer, the Catholic League asked its online audience to sign the following petition that was listed on our website: I am requesting that the Obama administration withdraw the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate. Considering the amount of time and money that has been spent trying to fix the problems that [...]

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SPIN DOCTORS IN ORBIT OVER POPE

By |2013-11-15T20:32:56+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

During the month of September, America magazine published an interview that it conducted with Pope Francis. Pope Francis is a reformer; he is not a revolutionary. The distinction is important. His style and tone are different, but he shares with John Paul II and Benedict XVI the same doctrinal positions, and the same vision, of the [...]

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MILITARY PRIESTS PENALIZED

By |2013-11-15T20:32:37+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Obama administration, true to its anti-Catholic colors, took advantage of the partial government shutdown to deny some Catholic priests their right to say Mass. Threatened with a lawsuit by the Thomas More Law Center, the problem ended after the House and Senate agreed on a bill to resolve the debacle. Here is what happened. There [...]

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GAY GROUP LIKES “CATHOLIC” BURGER

By |2013-11-15T20:32:20+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Five years ago the Catholic League protested the desecration of a Communion Host by P.Z. Myers, an anti-Catholic atheist professor. In early October, Bill Donohue  decided not to protest the antics of Kuma's Corner, a Chicago restaurant, for serving a burger with a Communion wafer. The difference: Myers secured a consecrated Host and drove a nail [...]

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FIGHT ABORTION, WITH A BROADER AGENDA

By |2013-11-15T20:31:30+00:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following article was written by Bill Donohue and featured in the "Room for Debate" section of the New York Times on September 22, 2013. Pope Francis' interview will have no effect on how American bishops engage in politics because the press has misrepresented what he said. On Sept. 16, three days before the three-part interview [...]

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