From The President’s Desk

TWENTY YEARS AS PRESIDENT

Catalyst July/August Issue 2013, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue July 1 marked my 20th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. The vice president, Bernadette Brady, started 18 years ago on the same day. Father Philip Eichner, the chairman of the board of directors, was chosen to lead the board the year before I was hired. While I may be the face of the Catholic League, we wouldn’t... [Read more...]

SLEIGHT OF HAND

Catalyst June Issue 2013, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue The collectivization of guilt, and the individualization of merit, is a common media trick, especially when covering Catholics. For example, if there is a wayward cop, and he is Catholic, look for the reporter to cite his religious status. “Patrick McGillicudy, a former altar boy, was arraigned today on charges of police brutality.”... [Read more...]

DIVERSITY OR INCLUSION?

Catalyst May Issue 2013, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue On virtually every college campus there is an office of diversity, or an office of diversity and inclusion. No candidate for an administrative post at any college can be expected to win the job unless he embraces diversity and inclusion. However, the diversity industry is not limited to higher education: diversity and inclusion managers,... [Read more...]

SPARKS FLY OVER PAPAL TRANSFER

Catalyst April Issue 2013, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue The lead story in this edition of Catalyst covers the effusive praise heaped on Pope Francis, and the warm reception he received from leaders of other religions. But we would be remiss if we didn’t address the explosion of hatred that the papal transfer engendered. All of the following comments were made within the first 24 hours... [Read more...]

OUR ANTI-CHILD CULTURE

Catalyst March Issue 2013, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at the Weekly Standard, the prominent conservative magazine that features Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes. He is also a gifted writer, a strong pro-life advocate, and a man not afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom. His new book, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting: America’s Coming Demographic... [Read more...]

INTERPRETING ABORTION DATA

Catalyst January/February Issue 2013, From The President's Desk

From The President’s Desk William A. Donohue The most controversial social issues of our day, namely abortion and gay marriage, are overwhelmingly funded and researched by those who are advocates for these causes. Similarly, those who report on these subjects, as well as those who teach about them in the classroom, are also mostly partisans for... [Read more...]

SANDY’S UNSUNG HEROES

Catalyst December Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we need something to cheer about, especially as we approach the holiday season. I bring you good news, but first a word about some bad news. Never have I encountered more devastation to life and property from a storm than what Sandy wrought. Some made matters worse... [Read more...]

MASTERS OF INTOLERANCE

Catalyst November Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue Why is it that the same people who boast of their open-mindedness tend to be the most close-minded of all? Do they not see how utterly hypocritical they are? My experience with those who work in places where liberals dominate—the artistic community, Hollywood, the media, education, and publishing—lead... [Read more...]

UNSEEMLY TWINS: OBAMA AND HOLLYWOOD

Catalyst October Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue On September 11, 2001, around 8:50 a.m., I looked out my 34th floor-window and saw a blazing hole near the top of one of the Twin Towers. I thought some jerk on drugs had flown a small plane into the building, so I quickly went back to typing. Then I heard a member of our staff scream. This time I saw... [Read more...]

THE GAY EXPRESS

Catalyst September Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Many years ago, Harvard sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan said he was stunned by the swiftness of cultural change that took place in the 1960s. In particular, he cited the overnight conversion to co-ed dorms on college campuses. Lots of changes took place during this period, but fast as they were, their... [Read more...]

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