If you pass in an mbox parameter (a.k.a. targetPageParameter) called "status" -- not entity.status -- this use-case will work. So set status equal to 1 in the parameter an make sure that the items in the catalog have a corresponding entity.status value equal to 1. Also make sure you are passing both of them in the same way (either as a string or a value) so that the matching isn't trying to compare different types of data. Once you are passing in the parameter status=1, you can follow the setup below. Hope that helps!
In your Criteria Card, click "Add Filtering Rule"
then select "Parameter Matching"
Then you create a rule that looks like this (you may need to change the name of the mbox):