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WOMEN’S MORAL DESCENT

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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THE NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED

By | April 18th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, 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, 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, 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, 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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