Papers, Essays and Research

Transgender Policies Based on Feelings, Not Biology

May 26, 2016

Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on May 25, 2016. Looks like old Descartes got it wrong. “Cogito ergo sum,” or, “I think therefore I am,” has been superseded by “Sentio ergo sum,” or, “I feel therefore I am.” Welcome to the post-Oprah world of feelings. “Follow your feelings.... [Read more...]

Trump Taps Into Mass Mistrust

April 22, 2016

No one who has ever run for president has generated more opposition, from both his own party and the media, than Donald Trump. Yet they have all failed to stop him. The Republican elite lined up to promote Jeb Bush, and when Trump started to soar, they sought to bring him down. News reporters and pundits, on both the left and the right, ripped Trump,... [Read more...]

Religious Liberty Under Fire in Georgia

March 24, 2016

Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on March 24, 2016. The two Democrats running for president are rarely asked to address religious liberty issues, and that is because everyone knows that neither Hillary Clinton nor Sen. Bernie Sanders places much of a premium on such matters. The three Republican candidates are more likely... [Read more...]

Elite Don’t Get Trump’s Appeal

February 10, 2016

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on February 10, 2016. In 1972, Pauline Kael, film critic for the New Yorker, famously said after the presidential election, “I can’t believe Nixon won. I don’t know anyone who voted for him.” Following the New Hampshire primary, former New Hampshire Governor John... [Read more...]

CHARLIE HEBDO AND THE MEDIA ARE COWARDS

January 5, 2016

Bill Donohue The publisher of Charlie Hebdo, Stephane Charbonnier, was among the 12 people killed in Paris on January 7 last year. The New York Times described him as a “staunch left-wing activist, raised in a family of communists.” He was also an unrelenting bigot. Charb, as he was known, did not deserve to be shot, but attempts to lionize... [Read more...]

Schools Should Celebrate Christmas

December 11, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on December 10, 2015. Religious expression in the schools is a perennial issue, but at no time in the school calendar is it more controversial than at Christmas. This year is no exception. Just recently, the University of Tennessee sought to ban Christmas celebrations, but thanks to a... [Read more...]

When the Pope Tried to Kill Hitler

November 16, 2015

Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler by Mark Riebling Basic Books, New York, 2015 375 pages, $29.99. Ronald J. Rychlak Pope Pius XII and the Nazis: far too many writers have wandered into this fascinating subject without bringing anything new to the table. Many of the late pope’s critics have simply repeated information that appeared... [Read more...]

Movie on Child Rape in Hollywood Overlooked

November 6, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on November 6, 2015. 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... [Read more...]

Playboy Wins the World Over With Corruption

October 13, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on October 13, 2015. If they want to keep their jobs, the girls at Playboy have to put their clothes back on (or at least their pants). As reported in the Oct. 13 edition of  The New York Times, that is the considered judgment of the magazine’s executives; even founder Hugh Hefner... [Read more...]

Bill Maher, Ann Coulter Lead Pack of Crazies Against the Pope

September 29, 2015

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on September 28, 2015. What do Ann Coulter and the Westboro Baptist Church have in common? Both are obscene anti-Catholics. Indeed, they are the worst of Pope Francis’ vile critics to emerge during his visit to the United States. Coulter tweeted last week that the Catholic Church... [Read more...]

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