October Issue 2013

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POPE FRANCIS AT SIX MONTHS; MEDIA COVERAGE SKEWED

By |2013-10-15T20:45:24+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

After Pope Francis finished his first six months as pontiff, we compared how he is faring with the media vis-a-vis his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, after his first six months in office. It told us more about the media than either pope. We looked at the editorials in 15 of the nation’s largest newspapers to see [...]

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GOV. BROWN’S KEY RULING

By |2017-03-20T17:50:58+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On September 6, the California Senate passed SB 131, the bill that discriminates against the Catholic Church by making it easier for alleged victims of sexual abuse to sue if the molestation happened when they were minors; the bill does not apply to public schools. The legislation was sent to Governor Jerry Brown to sign; he [...]

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SELECTIVE OUTRAGE

By |2017-03-20T17:50:58+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Few things are more annoying, if not downright disgusting, than witnessing selective outrage. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has instituted an array of edicts and laws banning smoking in restaurants, the workplace, parks and stadiums. He has banned trans fats, put limits on the sodium content in prepared meals, ordered restaurants [...]

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OBAMA’S WAR ON RELIGION IN THE RANKS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:58+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

After reading an article by Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp on the state of religious liberty in the military, I asked a staff member to contact his office, requesting permission to reprint it. It was happily granted. It is the best summary of this subject I have seen. We have been tracking this issue for some time, [...]

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POPE BENEDICT AND POPE FRANCIS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:58+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following is a summary of the 15 newspaper editorials we surveyed about their reaction to the first six months of the tenure of Pope Benedict XVI (2005) and Pope Francis (2013): Atlanta Journal-Constitution (4-20-05): It bemoaned the Church’s “hard-line” on “the ordination of only men to the priesthood.” Boston Globe (4-20-05): It said Catholics will [...]

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HOW’S THE POPE DOING?

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue was asked by Catholic Digest how Pope Francis was doing. Here are his thoughts: Not in my lifetime have I seen such an outburst of enthusiasm for a newly minted pontiff. And not just from Catholics: Pope Francis has won the plaudits of everyone, from people of all faiths to die-hard secularists. His secret [...]

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MILEY V. MUSLIMS

By |2013-10-15T20:45:29+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In August, at the MTV Video Music Awards, Miley Cyrus simulated masturbation with a giant foam finger, grabbed her crotch, rubbed herself against a man old enough to be her father, pretended the man was performing anal sex on her, and walked around in a nude latex bikini. Her mother loved it. So did her manager. [...]

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ROGER GOODELL AND THE REDSKINS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When asked about the propriety of the Washington NFL team using the name Redskins, Roger Goodell said, “If one person is offended, we have to listen.” Baloney. Goodell didn’t listen to Catholics when we pressed him not to invite the pop star Madonna to perform at Super Bowl XLVI in 2012; she has a history of [...]

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OBAMA’S TEAM BACKS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY?

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This article by Bill Donohue was recently published by Newsmax.com: No administration in recent history has been less religion-friendly than the Obama administration, so it came as a surprise to learn that it has filed an amicus brief in favor of religious invocations at government meetings; the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case [...]

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PETITION TO WITHDRAW HHS MANDATE

By |2013-10-15T20:45:32+00:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League launched a petition drive on August 19 calling on visitors to our website to convince the Obama administration to pull its Health and Human Service (HHS) mandate. It has had plenty of time to fix the problem it created. The Catholic community, led by the bishops, has voiced its objections to the HHS [...]

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