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LOOKING BACK

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, 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 | May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, 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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THE NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Virtually everyone I know is sick and tired of the presidential debates, and it matters not a whit whether the person is a Republican or a Democrat. The general consensus is that the debates have become a circus, a nasty set of exchanges that do little to inform. But, boy, do they entertain. [...]

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CATHOLIC COMPLACENCY

By | March 21st, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

About a year ago, I was asked by a staffer for Tom Monaghan (of Domino's Pizza fame) to speak at the 2016 Legatus conference. He was upset that Catholics are too complacent; he wanted me to address why. Legatus, founded by Tom, is an organization of Catholic business elites, many of whom are CEOs. I was [...]

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ABORTION KILLS, USUALLY

By | January 26th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Melissa Ohden should have died in 1977, but the abortion failed. On September 9, 2015, the founder of Abortion Survivors Network testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain her story. I cannot improve on her testimony, so I offer an excerpt: "From 'botched abortion' to 'the dreaded complication of abortion' (a child [...]

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NO “SPOTLIGHT” ON HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE

By | December 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In the run-up to the November 6 debut of "Spotlight," movie reviewers hailed it as an eye-opening account of the sexual abuse scandal that occurred in the Boston Archdiocese. But Hollywood has no interest in turning its cameras on itself, which is why the public's eyes have been shut tight from seeing a [...]

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PLAYBOY DECLARES VICTORY

By | November 18th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue [Editor's note: This is a slightly longer version of an article that first appeared online at Newsmax.] If they want to keep their jobs, the girls at Playboy have to put their clothes back on (or at least their pants). As reported in the October 13 edition of the New York Times, that [...]

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DISOBEYING THE LAW

By | October 22nd, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, 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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POPE’S VISIT RIPE FOR PROPAGANDA

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Propaganda experts are already out in force and Pope Francis has yet to come to the U.S. Propaganda is the deliberate skewing of information done for the purpose of altering public opinion about a cause, institution, or leader. Proponents seek to manipulate the public by engaging in hyperbole and falsehoods. The way the [...]

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MOTHER ANGELICA’S GREATEST GIFT

By | July 28th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Mother Angelica built the most powerful Catholic media empire in American history, one so towering that it really has no rival anywhere in the world. The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is, without doubt, her greatest gift. It is a tragedy that she is not in better health—she is 92—to see the extent [...]

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