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MEDIA PUSHING CHURCH TO CHANGE

By |2013-10-15T20:45:34-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The internal affairs of any religion should be the business of its congregants, yet when it comes to the Catholic Church, the media offer a dispensation. Recent comments by the Vatican’s secretary of state, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who simply restated the Church teaching on celibacy, have ignited the passions of the media. In September, NBC “Nightly [...]

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NYC CANDIDATES CROSS CHURCH-STATE LINES

By |2013-10-15T20:45:35-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In September, New York City candidates took their campaigns into African-American churches all over the city. No one seems to care, but if the reverse were true—Catholics welcoming and endorsing politicians at Mass—holy hell would ensue. It just goes to show what an utter sham this business is about violating church and state lines. No newspaper [...]

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CUOMO’S ABORTION PALS WIN FAVORS

By |2013-10-15T20:45:38-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There is no organization that Gov. Cuomo loves more than NARAL, the most radical pro-abortion organization in New York State. And there is only one organization in New York State that received an exemption from his new lobbying reporting law for tax exempt groups—NARAL.  The New York Times reported  that the lone exemption to NARAL was [...]

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NYT AND NPR LOVE ANTI-CATHOLIC FILM

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, a film titled, “Paradise: Faith,” debuted in New York and Los Angeles to a minimal response from moviegoers. It tells the story of a “devout” Catholic woman who masturbates with a crucifix, flagellates herself, walks around the house praying on her knees, goes door-to-door with a statue of the Virgin Mary, and fights off her [...]

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SCOTT STRINGER’S SEXUAL BAGGAGE

By |2013-10-15T20:45:42-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 10, Scott Stringer, the Manhattan Borough President, defeated former Governor Eliot Spitzer in the Democratic primary for  New York City Controller. Everyone knew of Spitzer's sexual problems, but few were aware of Stringer's baggage. A week before the election, Bill Donohue sent Stringer a letter, and published his open letter the same day. Hon. [...]

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“GRACE UNPLUGGED”

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

“Grace Unplugged” is a movie that follows an Evangelical Christian named Gracie Trey who dreams of becoming a rock star. Her father, Johnny Trey, was a one-hit wonder who gave up his rock star career for religion. Grace and her father bump heads over the songs that she is allowed to sing in church and, eventually, [...]

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PBS MUHAMMAD FILM RAISES QUESTIONS

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In August, a three-part documentary, “The Life of Muhammad,” debuted on PBS to much critical acclaim. No one likes to see his religion trashed, and with regard to “The Life of Muhammad,” Muslims have nothing to worry about. The New York Daily News said the film could be subtitled “Islam 101,” boasting that “If it helps [...]

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MORE ON POPE PIUS XII’S HEROISM

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic News Agency has reported that Pope Francis is considering moving ahead with the canonization of Pope Pius XII. Pope Paul VI had started the beatification and canonization process in 1967. At the time, he also formed a committee to study Pius XII’s life, which resulted in “Acts and Documents of the Holy See related [...]

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KUDOS TO GOVERNOR JINDAL

By |2017-03-20T17:50:59-04:00October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is a practicing Catholic who is fighting for the rights of the Catholic Church, as well as minority students. On August 23, 2013, Governor Jindal discovered that Attorney General Eric Holder would be suing his state claiming that Jindal’s voucher program violates civil rights laws. The purpose of the voucher program is [...]

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