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MONUMENT MADNESS

By | 2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue We live in strange times. Never before in American history have there been fewer victims of oppression, yet never before have more Americans laid claim to victim status. This is especially true of young people—the snowflake generation for whom every slight is seen as an unbearable affront—and those of my generation who are [...]

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TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

By | 2017-09-20T20:45:08+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville tragedy, but more needs to be said about those on the Left who helped to bring it about. The crazies on the Right—the KKK, the Neo-Nazis and the White Supremacists—have been justly condemned by virtually everyone, save for [...]

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RASH OF INCIVILITY HAS DEEP ROOTS

By | 2017-07-24T19:43:29+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

The lead story in this issue of Catalyst is disturbing on many fronts. The rash of incivility is bad enough, but the uneven response to these moral outrages is also a serious problem. The etiology of this phenomenon runs deep in our culture. The coarseness of our culture exploded in the 1960s and has only gotten [...]

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MAINSTREAMING MEANNESS

By | 2017-06-16T15:30:35+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Tony Alamo died on May 2nd. Stephen Colbert made headline news on May 3rd. Bill Maher made headline news on May 5th. Dan Savage was back in the news at the same time. All of these men were cited in news stories because of their despicable behavior. And all of them were cheered [...]

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VETTING CATHERINE CORLESS

By | 2017-05-16T16:19:38+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue To the media in Ireland and England, and to some outlets in the United States, Catherine Corless is an Irish hero, a brave woman who uncovered a "mass grave" outside a Mother and Baby Home in Tuam, Ireland. But the facts are otherwise. The first myth concerns her expertise. Contrary to what virtually [...]

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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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