November Issue 2018

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AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FILED; CATHOLICS IN A FRENZY

By |2018-11-26T20:54:54+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In response to the Pennsylvania grand jury report on offending priests, the Catholic League filed an amicus curiae brief in the Western District of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Represented by the Pittsburgh law firm Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, the brief challenges several aspects of the grand jury report that was released by Pennsylvania Attorney [...]

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ST. LOUIS VICTORY

By |2018-11-26T20:54:28+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In January 2017, when a bill was introduced in St. Louis to expand abortion rights, the Catholic League supported St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson in his effort to stop the bill. We lost that round but won in court in October. The bill added "pregnancy and reproductive health decisions as protected classes" to an existing anti-discrimination [...]

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LIES MARKED KAVANAUGH HEARING

By |2018-11-26T21:00:54+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When I debated Christopher Hitchens, I told the famed atheist that if he wants to take on Mother Teresa, then he had better have the evidence. My axiom is simple: the more prominent the person is who is being dissected, the stronger the evidence must be. He failed. In his 99-page book trashing [...]

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DEBUNKING POPULAR ANTI-CATHOLIC LIES

By |2018-11-26T21:04:00+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw Gerard Verschuuren, Ph.D., Forty Anti-Catholic Lies: A Myth-Busting Apologist Sets The Record Straight (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2018) "There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church," Bishop Fulton J. Sheen famously said, "but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF

By |2018-11-26T20:52:34+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following is an excerpt from the motion to accept the Catholic League amicus curiae brief. The league was represented by Kathleen Gallagher, Devin Winklosky, and Russell Giancola of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Catholic League has a unique perspective on the issues in this case and its brief would assist [...]

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PA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DEFENSIVE REACTION

By |2018-11-26T21:05:19+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 21, attorneys for the Catholic League filed an Application for Leave amicus curiae brief in the Western District of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania regarding the political machinations of the state's attorney general, Josh Shapiro. His decision to target the Catholic Church in a grand jury investigation of the sexual abuse of minors—giving a [...]

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REP. ROZZI’S CONFLICT OF INTEREST?

By |2018-11-26T20:51:12+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Rozzi should recuse himself or abstain from voting on any future bills that would amend the statute of limitations on the sexual abuse of minors. Rozzi claims he was sexually abused by a priest, now deceased (whom he never reported or told anyone about at the time) when he was 13. If [...]

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OPEN LETTER TO PENNSYLVANIA SENATORS

By |2018-11-26T20:50:40+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Dear Pennsylvania Senators: Now that the House has passed a bill providing a two-year window for alleged victims of sexual abuse to come forward, it is time the Senate amend it to be inclusive. The current bill discriminates against private institutions such as the Catholic Church. The amendment by Rep. Mark Rozzi is an outrage. It [...]

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POPE PRAISES CARDINAL WUERL

By |2018-11-26T20:50:27+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington. Ever since a Pennsylvania grand jury report was released in August, Wuerl has been under considerable pressure to resign. In his letter accepting Wuerl's resignation, Pope Francis commented favorably on his service to the Church. "You have sufficient elements to [...]

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DANA NESSEL’S ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By |2018-11-26T20:49:03+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Dana Nessel, a candidate for Attorney General of Michigan, is an activist attorney who has a dangerous record of attacking religious liberty and trashing the religious beliefs of those who disagree with her. Catholics have been among Nessel's favorite targets. In 2015, the Michigan legislature passed a bill to protect the religious freedom of faith-based foster [...]

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