October Issue 2015

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POPE AND PREZ MEET; OBAMA INVITES CHURCH’S FOES

By |2017-03-20T17:47:32+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On September 23, Pope Francis met with President Obama in the White House. The meeting was amicable. Incredibly, those invited by the president to be there were some of the most notorious foes in the Church. It is so fitting that the least friendly administration to religion in history would invite a collection of pro-abortion nuns, [...]

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DONOHUE MEETS POPE

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On September 23, Bill Donohue, and vice president Bernadette Brady-Egan, met with Pope Francis following a prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. It was an honor they will never forget. The invitation to meet the pope was extended by Donald Cardinal Wuerl. He also invited them to the canonization [...]

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DISOBEYING THE LAW

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Is it ever right to disobey the law in a democracy? This question has been raised a lot lately, especially in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. There are two concepts of law that need to be considered: the positive law and the natural law. The positive law [...]

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MEDIA GUIDE TO PHONY CATHOLIC GROUPS

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Anti-Catholics and dissident Catholics sought to exploit Pope Francis during his recent American visit. The following is a list of some of these organizations who falsely market themselves as truly Catholic entities. DignityUSA At their 2015 annual convention (7/2-7/5) in Seattle they had as the keynote Speaker, Dan Savage, radical gay activist and virulent anti-Catholic bigot. [...]

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LITTLE KNOWN POPE FRANCIS QUOTES

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It's great that the media have finally found a pope that they like, but if they were sincere they would report on statements made by Pope Francis that don't quite fit the narrative they have spun about him. The teachings of the Church generally lean toward the liberal side on social and economic matters, and generally [...]

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DISSIDENTS AIM TO BLOCK PUBLIC’S ACCESS TO POPE

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Poll after poll has shown that Pope Francis is very popular these days, with millions of Americans—of all religions or no religion—who clamored for an opportunity to welcome him when he arrived on our shores recently. Two groups—the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State—were predictably unhappy about that, [...]

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CATHOLIC CHURCH CONFOUNDS NEWSWEEK

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

To say the Catholic Church confounds Newsweek is an understatement: they just don't know what to make of it. The September 10 Newsweek article began by praising Pope Francis as a progressive, then went on a lengthy rant against San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, only to finish with a mixed review of the Holy Father. In [...]

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PRO-ABORTION DEMOCRATS LOBBY POPE

By |2015-10-22T18:19:45+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A couple of weeks ago, Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a rabidly pro-abortion Catholic, sent a letter to Pope Francis — signed by 93 of her House Democratic colleagues — that urged him to focus on certain topics when he addressed Congress Sept. 24. And they were not content to have him speak in general terms about concerns [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE SURVEY OF CATHOLICS

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Introduction Over the summer, the Catholic League commissioned a survey of Catholics, in anticipation of the media surveys we knew would precede the Holy Father's visit to the United States. In addition to the usual questions, we probed issues that the media generally ignore. We also dug deeper, seeking a more comprehensive examination of Catholic attitudes [...]

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PEW SURVEY IS UNIQUE BUT NOT A GAME-CHANGER

By |2017-03-20T17:47:33+00:00October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On September 2, the Pew Research Center released a survey on Catholics. In terms of methodological precision, the Pew Research Center has no rival. Its latest survey is no exception: it offered an in-depth picture of Catholics. But its decision to examine those who are no longer Catholic, or never were, is of questionable utility. The [...]

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