November Issue 2019

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BLOOMBERG BOMBS ON KEY SOCIAL ISSUES

By |2019-11-27T13:35:59+00:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Michael Bloomberg's record on key social issues: It was New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani who turned New York around after the disastrous administration of his predecessor, David Dinkins, and it is a credit to Michael Bloomberg that he continued the quality of life improvements instituted by Giuliani. But [...]

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NBC SURVEY OF CHURCH EMPLOYEES IS REVEALING

By |2019-11-26T13:27:19+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a survey of Catholic workers by NBC: There have been many polls of Catholics, but until now there has not been a survey of those who work for the Catholic Church. NBC has filled that void. Those who work for the Church are listed in the Official Catholic Directory. [...]

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AMICUS BRIEF FILED IN PA; CHURCH UNDER ATTACK

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On September 24, the Catholic League filed an amicus curiae brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in support of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown's appeal of the badly flawed decision in Rice v. Altoona-Johnstown, et al. We are being represented by the Pittsburgh law firm, Jones Day. The case involves Renee Rice's contention that she was molested [...]

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USCCB RULES ON TITLE VII

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

In October, three committees of the USCCB issued a strong statement on three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court on the rights of homosexual and transgender persons. The bishops made the case that the 1964 Civil Rights Act does not apply. There are two cases that involve the rights of gay employees, and one that involves [...]

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JOURNALISTIC MALPRACTICE

By |2019-11-27T14:03:02+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In early October, within a period of 24 hours, two prominent secular media outlets, and one prominent religious media outlet, ran stories on the Catholic Church that were classic examples of journalistic malpractice. Motive is hard to determine: Were the reporters incompetent or malicious? Maybe both. From what we learned from two of [...]

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ATHEISTS WHO ARE HATERS

By |2019-11-27T14:04:38+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue When I studied at New York University for my undergraduate degree, no one had a greater influence on me than Sidney Hook. Hook was one of the most brilliant political philosophers of the 20th century. He started as a Marxist and wound up a moderate conservative. He was also an atheist, though I never [...]

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MICHIGAN AG NESSEL SLAPPED DOWN BY JUDGE

By |2019-11-25T15:47:39+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A federal district court judge in Michigan has upheld the religious freedom of a Catholic foster care and adoption agency, while calling out the "religious targeting" engaged in by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. At issue is whether faith-based foster care and adoption agencies may refer same-sex and unmarried heterosexual couples to other agencies, rather than [...]

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BUTTIGIEG NEEDS TO MAN UP

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Abortionist Ulrich Klopfer has legally killed thousands of babies in South Bend, Indiana, home to its mayor and presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg. After refusing to speak to the latest news—2,246 fetal remains were found in Klopfer's home—Buttigieg has finally spoken about this story. But his remarks show that he still refuses to man up. Here is [...]

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PRO-ABORTS SPIN ABORTION DECLINE

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The abortion rate hit a 46-year low in 2017. This is the central finding reported by the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research organization that was formerly aligned with Planned Parenthood. It also found that there was a 7% decline in abortions since 2014. Pregnancy rates also declined. To most Americans, regardless of their position on this [...]

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN SEMINARIES IS RARE

By |2019-11-25T15:47:40+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a joint effort by researchers at the University of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, a study of U.S. seminarians found that six percent have experienced some form of sexual harassment. It was also determined that 84 percent said that their administration [...]

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