November Issue 2019

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DILEMMAS FACED BY AMAZON SYNOD

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

The Amazon Synod of Bishops took place October 6-27. It generated a lot of controversy, much of it dealing with the prospect of "married men of virtue" in the Amazon region being ordained as priests. That, and much more, was discussed in the synod's working document. If there was one issue that posed a real dilemma [...]

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LOUSY PIECE OF JOURNALISM FROM CRUX

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

Christopher White, a Crux correspondent, can't even spell Bill Donohue's name right, but his more serious delinquencies entail what he wrote about him in a news story on the Amazon synod. He correctly says that Donohue pointed out that the bishops have a dilemma on their hands. They must decide "how to respect the culture of [...]

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DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES FAIL THE RELIGION TEST

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

In a recent televised debate, Democratic candidates for president addressed the subject of religious liberty. Their positions were troubling. Julian Castro is so opposed to religious exemptions that he said that if he is elected, his "first order of business on January 20, 2021" would be to roll back religious exemptions that collide with the rights [...]

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USA TODAY SLAMS CHURCH FOR DEFENDING ITSELF

By |2019-11-25T15:47:41+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Marisa Kwiatkowski is a young reporter for USA TODAY. Her colleague, John Kelly, is a middle-age reporter. For the sake of argument, let's say they are both much older, in their late sixties. Let's also imagine that they have been accused of sexual misconduct by a cub reporter when they were in their early thirties. Nothing [...]

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AP STUDY OF ACCUSED PRIESTS DESERVES AN “F”

By |2019-11-25T15:47:41+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Associated Press (AP) study of former priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct reeks of duplicity, and worse. The nine-month investigation found nearly 1,700 "priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little or no supervision from religious authorities [...]

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BILL BARR’S CRITICS LOOK FOOLISH

By |2019-11-25T15:47:41+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Attorney General Bill Barr gave an historically accurate and sociologically sound presentation at Notre Dame Law School on October 11 that has been the source of much chatter by his critics. His topic was the militant secularist assault on religious liberty. If anyone has any doubts about whether this exists, let him read the Catholic League [...]

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STD CRISIS IS NO MYSTERY

By |2019-11-25T15:47:41+00:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We have an STD crisis on our hands, one that many elites continue to misunderstand. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia are at an all-time high. Nearly 2.5 million cases were reported in 2018. What makes this so disturbing is the fact that not too long ago these [...]

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