From The President’s Desk

GENESIS OF A BOOK

Catalyst June Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue A few years ago, I was put in touch with an editor at Doubleday/Random House, Trace Murphy, about a book I wanted to do. After I explained to him what I wanted to write about, he gave me a polite response. Which meant, of course, that he really wasn’t interested in my proposal. He took the occasion, however,... [Read more...]

MISERABLE CATHOLICS

Catalyst May Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue It is not uncommon for people to join an organization when they are young, and grow to like it immensely. But people change, and oftentimes organizations do not, or at least they don’t change dramatically. So we understand it when people change and no longer feel at home with the organization they once... [Read more...]

GOOD GUYS AND BAD GUYS

Catalyst April Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue The late Irving Kristol spoke about the overarching influence of the “new class”; they are the ones who shape public opinion. Such persons cluster in the academy, especially in the social sciences and humanities, as well as in the arts, the entertainment industry, the media, and the non-profit sector... [Read more...]

CAUGHT IN A WHIRLWIND

Catalyst March Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue This has certainly been a whirlwind. The pace has been lightening fast, and that’s because we are getting pounded on all fronts. If it’s not the Obama administration trying to strip us of our First Amendment rights, it’s some jerk recording artist mocking our religion in front of millions. We live... [Read more...]

ABORTION TRUTHS NO ONE CAN DENY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2012, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue It does not matter how strongly a person may champion abortion rights, there are some stubborn facts that cannot be denied. It is their side—the pro-abortion side—that must tippy toe through a linguistic minefield. Our side never has to be careful, and that’s because we don’t have to lie. If ever... [Read more...]

LOOKING FOR DIRT

Catalyst December Issue 2011, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue In 1968, David Horowitz became the editor of Ramparts, which at that time was far and away the most influential anti-American, left-wing magazine in the nation. He was well trained for the job: a self-described “Red Diaper Baby,” his secular Jewish parents were both members of the Communist Party. But... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN THE CROSSHAIRS

Catalyst November Issue 2011, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue “We have been in the throes of the culture war for the past half-century, but never has it been more imperative to buckle your seat belts until now. Quite frankly, the culture war is about to explode.” I wrote those words in Catalyst after Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election. My predications... [Read more...]

LYING ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catalyst October Issue 2011, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue When someone gives the wrong information, and he quickly discovers his error, he often says, “Sorry about that. I lied. What I meant to say was….” He is wrong. No one can lie unless he knows the truth. Making a mistake of fact is not a lie—it is a mistake. This has to be said because to charge someone... [Read more...]

WHY WE EXPOSED SNAP

Catalyst September Issue 2011, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Last spring, I read that the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP) was going to hold a national conference in the nation’s Capitol the weekend after July 4th. It occurred to me how valuable it would be if we learned first-hand what they really think about the Catholic Church. But I am recognizable,... [Read more...]

BEHIND THE “BLAME WOODSTOCK” CANARD

Catalyst July/August Issue 2011, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Despite the multi-media universe we live in, the New York Timescontinues to shape the contemporary narrative on major stories. Indeed, many in the mainstream media (msm) are content to simply parrot their line. This happened recently again when the John Jay study was released: everywhere, it seemed, it... [Read more...]

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