From The President’s Desk

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FREE SPEECH UNDER FIRE

By | July 3rd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Over and over again, I have said that I would prefer to suffer the indignity of having my religion trashed before endorsing the right of the government to censor the offensive speech. Would there ever be an exception? Of course—no right is absolute. But in almost all cases, having the government silence the [...]

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THE MYTH OF DIVERSITY

By | May 20th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue The greatest threat to freedom these days comes not from neo-Nazis, or from any other group on the lunatic fringe: it comes from those who tout the virtue of diversity. Unfortunately, they are clustered in the command centers of our culture, making it impossible to avoid them. To be specific, they work in [...]

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MISTAKES AND LIES

By | April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue We often hear people say, "I'm sorry, I lied about that," when, in fact, they never lied; they were merely mistaken. Let me be plain: it is impossible to lie without first knowing the truth. Once we know the truth, we can correct our mistakes, but knowledge of the truth matters little to [...]

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ENVY DRIVES INEQUALITY ISSUE

By | March 13th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When Pope Francis speaks about our "throwaway" abortion culture, or comments on marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he wins no points from those on the left. But when he speaks about income inequality, he is praised by the likes of President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor [...]

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APES AND ABORTION

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue For many decades, Steven Wise has been promoting the rights of apes. To be specific, he would like to see chimpanzees awarded "legal personhood." He is most known for championing the Great Ape Legal Project, seeking to represent little King Kongs in court. Last month, on December 2, he got a little closer [...]

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CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CHRIST

By | December 11th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Even though roughly 80 percent of Americans are Christian, 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Can non-Christians and non-believers really celebrate Christmas? To some extent they can, just the same way those who are not Irish can celebrate St. Patrick's Day: they can partake in the fun aspects of it, but that's it. At bottom, [...]

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DIFFERENT WORLDS

By | November 1st, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue It sometimes feels as though I am living in a parallel universe. Quite frankly, I cannot believe some of the things I am hearing and seeing these days. What follows is an account of what I recently experienced one morning. I wake up to the news every weekday around 5:30 a.m. Today I [...]

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SELECTIVE OUTRAGE

By | October 15th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Few things are more annoying, if not downright disgusting, than witnessing selective outrage. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has instituted an array of edicts and laws banning smoking in restaurants, the workplace, parks and stadiums. He has banned trans fats, put limits on the sodium content in prepared meals, ordered restaurants [...]

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HELPING THE POOR

By | September 10th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue If there is one thing that Pope Francis and President Obama have in common, it is their professed interest in helping the poor. Both talk a great deal about this issue, and both occupy a very high status. Truth to tell, their commitment to the poor is hardly unique. While there are some [...]

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TWENTY YEARS AS PRESIDENT

By | July 25th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

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 [...]

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