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THOSE “EVIL” IRISH NUNS

By | 2017-04-12T20:23:20+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When it comes to women, men have learned to be careful not to sound sexist or condescending. If they are perceived as such, they will be stigmatized. There is one exception: they can speak about traditional nuns in a vile way with impunity. This is not limited to men. Most importantly, it includes [...]

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POLITICIZING THE CULTURE

By | 2017-03-22T17:26:59+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A Donohue Politics is everywhere, and it's getting out of control. We now have the likes of LeBron James and Serena Williams, two talented athletes, publicly taking up the cause of Black Lives Matter, a racist band of activists. We also have the likes of Colin Kaepernick and Joakim Noah, two talentless athletes (Kaepernick's 49ers [...]

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TRUMP WILL BE RELIGION-FRIENDLY

By | 2017-03-20T17:45:42+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

From The President's Desk William A. Donohue January/February 2017 Issue of Catalyst None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. Trump is Presbyterian and Clinton is a Methodist, and like many mainline Protestants, they are religion-lite; Sanders is an admitted secularist. [...]

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THE EGGHEADS BLEW IT

By | 2017-03-20T17:45:45+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue I tweeted the following on November 4. "Bill Kristol, who has been wrong all along, now says Hillary will win bigger than Obama did in 2012. My takeaway—it's good news for Trump." The eggheads blew it. This election proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Ivy League pundits and scholars are [...]

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WOMEN’S MORAL DESCENT

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:09+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In every society throughout history, young men have been the most violent, risk-taking, promiscuous, and reckless segment of society. If men have been the most morally destitute, women have been, or at least are expected to be, the most temperate. But that hasn't been true for some time, and now it is clear [...]

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SOROS-FUNDED CATHOLIC LEFT IS DISHONEST

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:12+00:00 October 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Catholics are as divided as the rest of the nation when it comes to voting, and many look to activist Catholic groups for guidance. While there are good people on both sides, not every organization that adopts the Catholic label is to be trusted. For the record, I am not talking about entities that lean left [...]

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POLITICALLY HOMELESS CATHOLICS

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:14+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Historically, the Republican Party has been associated with Protestants, and the Democrats have been the choice of Catholics. "From the 1840s, when Democratic ward-heelers greeted the first great waves of Catholic immigrants on the wharves of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia and other East Coast cities," writes political scientist George McKenna, "Catholics found [...]

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MOTHER TERESA’S FAILED CRITICS

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:48+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue On September 4, the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Mother Teresa will be canonized. Already a saint in the eyes of most persons, regardless of religion, she is clearly deserving of this honor. I am even more certain of this now that I have written a book about her critics. At the beginning [...]

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LOOKING BACK

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

July 1 marks my 23rd anniversary as president of the Catholic League. As such, now is a good time to reflect on our record. One of the raps on the Catholic League has been that we are too tough and too pugnacious. That we are tough and pugnacious is true, but that we are inordinately so [...]

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JUSTIFYING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Anti-Zionists often say they are not opposed to Jews, just the Israeli state. Some are telling the truth, but others are lying. Similarly, hyper-critics of Catholicism often say they are anti-clerical, but not anti-Catholic. Yes, that is true for some, but not universally so. In both cases, even among those who are not [...]

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