From The President’s Desk

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TAKING STOCK IN ABORTION DATA

By | February 17th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Those who are pro-life, as the readers of Catalyst surely are, refuse to take comfort in data that indicate a decline in abortions. That's understandable. But there is a difference between taking comfort and taking stock: the latter means to assess, possibly leading to a reappraisal of conditions. On that score, the latest [...]

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SELECTIVE SENSIBILITIES

By | January 6th, 2015|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Almost 8 in 10 Americans are Christian and approximately 96 percent celebrate Christmas. That makes for few Scrooges, though one would never know it given the corrosive effect that militant atheist groups, and their multicultural allies in the public and private sectors, have had on our culture. There is something terribly wrong when [...]

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GAYS AND GAY ACTIVISTS

By | November 19th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 percent of Americans are homosexual. Yet that very small minority projects an influence on our culture that is extraordinary. A few years back, gay reporters at the New York Times were bragging how many of them were working on front-page stories. Hollywood studios employ a [...]

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THE POLITICS OF THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

By | October 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When I became president of the Catholic League in 1993, there was no Catholic League unit in New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade. That soon changed. For the past 20 years we have had a small contingent in the parade, but we will not be marching in 2015. As I have already indicated, [...]

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THE POWER OF HOPE AND PRAYER

By | August 21st, 2014|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Lately, as the result of a new book I am finishing, I have given a lot of thought to the power of hope and prayer. So when I heard about the travails of Bret Baier and his wife, I knew I had to read it; their very personal ordeal is truly inspiring. What [...]

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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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