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LIES MARKED KAVANAUGH HEARING

By |2018-11-26T21:00:54+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When I debated Christopher Hitchens, I told the famed atheist that if he wants to take on Mother Teresa, then he had better have the evidence. My axiom is simple: the more prominent the person is who is being dissected, the stronger the evidence must be. He failed. In his 99-page book trashing [...]

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FIDELITY AND COURAGE NEEDED NOW

By |2018-10-23T17:59:05+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

"Fidelity, fidelity, fidelity." That was Father Richard John Neuhaus' answer to the clergy sexual abuse crisis that exploded in 2002. It still is a great tonic, but it is incomplete: courage is also needed. Priests need to practice fidelity to Church teachings, in both their spiritual and behavioral life. They also need to exercise courage: when [...]

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ATHEIST ACTIVISTS EMBRACE SEXUAL LIBERTINISM

By |2018-09-25T19:50:50+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue At first glance, there doesn't appear to be a relationship between the views of atheist leaders and sexuality, but upon closer inspection, there clearly is. In so many cases, the hatred of religion that marks atheist activists is integral to their love of sexual libertinism. Indeed, the former abets the latter. The nation's [...]

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25 YEARS AND COUNTING

By |2018-09-19T13:00:40+00:00July 31st, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue July 1st marked my 25th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. It's been a great run, and I am not about to pack it in. On July 18, I turn 71. Fortunately, God gave me pretty good health and a whole lot of energy. When I took over in 1993, [...]

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MARX’S BLOODY LEGACY

By |2018-07-03T16:11:08+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue May 5th marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. He is being celebrated by those who are horrified by Hitler, which makes their opposition to genocide phony. What Marx bequeathed—his legacy is written in blood—makes Hitler look benign. This is why anyone who condemns Hitler without also condemning his communist [...]

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DOLORES GRIER—CHAMPION OF THE UNBORN

By |2018-05-25T15:25:12+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue On February 22, we lost a good one. Dolores Grier was one of the most committed Catholics I ever met, and one of the nation's strongest defenders of the rights of the unborn. She was especially outraged over the high number of African American abortions, as well as those who peddled the message [...]

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LYING BY THE NUMBERS

By |2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Whenever there is a serious social problem, the media turn to experts to diagnose it and provide data. As it turns out, many of these persons are not experts at all—they are activists seeking to advance their agenda. Others are simply liars. The mass shooting in Parkland, Florida is the most recent example of this phenomenon. [...]

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HAPPINESS ELUDES COLLEGE STUDENTS

By |2018-03-23T20:04:55+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue The most popular course at Yale these days—enrolling 1,200 students (they had to move the class to a huge building)—is called Psychology and the Good Life. It's not just Yale where courses in positive psychology are all the rage: they're packing students in all over the nation, and have been doing so for [...]

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BOSTON GLOBE REFUSES TO NAME ABUSERS

By |2018-01-30T20:26:56+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue The Boston Globe has been the most merciless attack dog in the media condemning the Catholic Church for the sexual abuse scandal. But when it comes to dealing with its own scandals, it plays a different game. In the 1970s, a senior editor at the Boston Globe was known to sexually harass young [...]

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FREDERICK DOUGLASS’ BIGOTED SIDE

By |2017-12-27T20:17:46+00:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In schools all across America, Frederick Douglass is known as a former slave who became one of the nation's leading abolitionists; he was also a champion of women's rights. Not so well known was his bigotry: his anti-Catholicism was a trait he shared with most abolitionists, especially those who were Protestant ministers. Douglass [...]

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