October Issue 2014

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WE WILL NOT MARCH; NYC PARADE DEBACLE GROWS

By |2014-10-21T19:18:46+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League, which has marched in New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade for 20 years, will not do so in 2015. Prior to the announcement that a gay group would march under its own banner in the 2015 parade, Bill Donohue was consulted by parade organizers about their plans. He told them that he [...]

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CALIFORNIA SQUEEZE

By |2014-10-21T19:17:21+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

California Governor Jerry Brown and his administration recently caved into requests from pro-abortion groups and reversed an earlier decision that allowed Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount universities to exclude coverage for "elective" abortions in their previously approved health insurance plans. Both schools are now being told to include coverage for all abortions. "Abortion is a basic [...]

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THE POLITICS OF THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

By |2019-09-23T14:16:47+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When I became president of the Catholic League in 1993, there was no Catholic League unit in New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade. That soon changed. For the past 20 years we have had a small contingent in the parade, but we will not be marching in 2015. As I have already indicated, [...]

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KANSAS CITY STAR TARGETS BISHOP FINN AGAIN

By |2014-10-21T19:12:20+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, a judge agreed with the finding of an arbitrator that Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn violated a 2008 agreement mandating that suspected child abuse be reported immediately to the authorities. The Kansas City Star said it is "still waiting for the bishop and the Catholic Diocese to do the right thing," by which it [...]

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HHS MANDATE REVISIONS FAIL TO SATISFY

By |2014-10-21T19:10:52+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, the Obama administration announced new revisions to its HHS mandate that requires Catholic institutions to pay for abortion-inducing drugs as part of their health plans. The federal government revealed that it considers these new rules a "work around" for groups that object to providing coverage for sterilization, contraception and abortifacients. The new revisions allow Catholic [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES ERRS AGAIN

By |2014-10-21T19:10:04+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

An editorial that recently appeared in the New York Times cited the Vatican's disciplinary action against its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, the now-defrocked Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski. It invoked Pope Francis' promise that "in the pedophilia scandal 'there are no privileges.'" The Times erred again by repeating the myth of a pedophilia scandal: 100 percent [...]

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THE ORDEAL OF FATHER GORDON MACRAE

By |2014-10-21T19:08:24+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This is an excerpt of Bill Donohue's article that was published last month online. Please see Father MacRae's website, www.thesestonewalls.com, for more information. On September 23, 1994, Father Gordon MacRae was shackled and led out of Cheshire County Superior Court in Keene, New Hampshire. He had been convicted by a jury of sexual assaults that allegedly [...]

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KUDOS TO BISHOP JARRELL

By |2014-10-21T19:06:28+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Bill Donohue was recently invited by The Daily Advertiser to write an op-ed on August 23 in defense of Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell's decision not to publish the names of 15 priests who were accused of abuse prior to 1984: Kudos to Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell for not publishing the names of priests accused of a [...]

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JUST WAR DOCTRINE

By |2014-10-21T19:05:21+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Several pages in Catalyst address the controversy in the Middle East where a horrific genocide is being committed against Christians by a terrorist group known as ISIS. A handful of prominent Catholic officials have condemned what the terrorist group is doing, and advocated for military action. Some of their strongest statements are featured here. There are [...]

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CHURCH OFFICIALS ON USE OF FORCE

By |2014-10-21T19:04:09+00:00October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pope Francis •   "In these cases where there is an unjust aggression, I can only say this:  it is licit to stop the unjust aggressor.  I underline the verb 'stop.'  I do not say bomb, make war, I say stop by some means." •   "I renew my appeal to all men and women who have political [...]

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