Essay

MAKING CATHOLIC HOSPITALS ILLEGAL

By | 2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue A recent editorial in the New York Times posited a conflict between religion and healthcare, abortion being the main focus. "Freedom of religion is essential—and so is access to health care," it says. It should have stopped there. Instead, the editorial said that "Current law tries to accommodate both, but the far right has [...]

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“JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA”

By | 2018-01-30T20:26:56+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue "Jerry Springer: The Opera" debuted in 2002 at the Edinburgh Festival, and then moved to London's west end in 2003. After two years, it began a U.K. tour, which lasted another year. Then it was scheduled to run in New York in 2005. When I learned that the opera was coming to New York, [...]

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WAR ON MONUMENTS IS DRIVEN BY HATE

By | 2017-12-27T20:17:46+00:00 December 27th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Those waging war on the monuments—public celebrations of prominent Americans—assume that history is replete with good guys and bad guys; the good guys are those who stood up to injustice and the bad guys are responsible for it. The assumption is baseless. More typically, the good guys have had their fair share of flaws, [...]

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WAR ON MONUMENTS IS DRIVEN BY HATE

By | 2017-11-28T15:44:40+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|

Bill Donohue Those waging war on the monuments—public celebrations of prominent Americans—assume that history is replete with good guys and bad guys; the good guys are those who stood up to injustice and the bad guys are responsible for it. The assumption is baseless. More typically, the good guys have had their fair share of flaws, [...]

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN vs. BILL DONOHUE

By | 2017-11-21T21:09:12+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue For over two decades, Harvey Weinstein and I have been at war with each other. It started in 1995 when Miramax released the anti-Catholic movie, "Priest." Miramax was the creation of the two Weinstein brothers, Bob and Harvey; the parent company was Disney. I was president of the Catholic League for only two years [...]

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SNAP IMPLODES

By | 2017-03-22T17:26:59+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has been sued before, and while it has been hurt by those filings, the latest one suggests the end is near. It can't come too soon. The Catholic League has been tracking SNAP for years. From news releases to radio and TV interviews, we have [...]

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SCHOOL CHOICE READY TO ROLL

By | 2017-12-05T17:16:49+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue The public school establishment had better fasten its seatbelts—the school choice movement is ready to roll. Donald Trump is committed to school reform and so are an increasing number of governors. Our new president will have as his new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a strong school choice proponent. She championed the Indiana voucher [...]

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BIAS AND BIGOTRY AT THE BBC PART II

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:50+00:00 July 5th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

In her report on the BBC's response to Jimmy Savile, Dame Janet Smith contended that no one at the top of the BBC ever heard about Savile's decades-long history of rape, though much of it occurred on the BBC's premises. If we are to accept her conclusion, then why should we believe that the pope knew [...]

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BIAS AND BIGOTRY AT THE BBC – PART I

By | 2017-03-20T17:46:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue This is Part I of a two part series; the June Catalyst will feature Part II. These articles represent an abbreviated version of Donohue's monograph, "BBC Reports on Sexual Abuse: From Jimmy Savile to the Catholic Church." It was sent to the bishops, and to select media outlets in the U.S. and the U.K. [...]

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Will Wilder and Me: The Quest For Literacy

By | 2017-03-20T17:47:06+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Raymond Arroyo You could say that the Will Wilder series, my first foray into fiction, started as a "soap opera." When they were younger, my children, during bath time would demand original stories for entertainment. To get them to advance to the next step in the bathing process, I would indulge the kids desire for new [...]

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