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ASSAULTS ON CATHOLICS SPIKE

By |2021-03-18T13:05:11-04:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue In the December edition of "President's Desk," I wrote a piece titled, "Buckle Your Seat Belts—Again." I referenced a "President's Desk" essay I wrote in December 2008 wherein I noted that we were smack right in the middle of a culture war. I added, "the culture war is about to explode." My point [...]

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THUGGERY IS CHIC

By |2021-02-03T10:01:35-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

It is a myth to maintain that the First Amendment guarantees the right of the people to assemble. It does not. It guarantees "the right of the people peaceably to assemble." The adverb was penned by Madison to disavow claims that the aggrieved have a right to express themselves any way they want. Unfortunately, his admonition [...]

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BUCKLE YOUR SEAT BELTS—AGAIN

By |2020-12-21T14:14:56-05:00December 21st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Here is a portion of how I began my "President's Desk" essay in the December 2008 edition of Catalyst. "We have been in the throes of a culture war for the past half-century, but never has it been more imperative to buckle your seat belts until now. Quite frankly, the culture war is about to explode. [...]

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THE SELF-IDENTITY SCAM

By |2020-11-17T14:39:44-05:00November 17th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue To prove his own existence, Descartes famously said, "I think, therefore I am." To prove their own identity, we now have people saying, "I identify as X, therefore I am X." In my lifetime, never have I seen more intellectual dishonesty than exists today. Many live in a world of fiction. Adult men [...]

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OUR ELITES HAVE FAILED US

By |2020-10-19T18:27:10-04:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Where does all the hatred come from? Beginning in the spring, we have seen violent thugs take to the streets from Lancaster to Los Angeles. They have killed cops, murdered innocent bystanders, burned buildings and looted stores. Some of the violence has been coordinated; some of it has not been. There are several [...]

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THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK LIVES MATTER

By |2020-09-21T20:20:01-04:00September 21st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Over the summer, Raymond Arroyo interviewed me a couple of times on his EWTN show, "The World Over." On one occasion he asked me what I thought about Black Lives Matter. "There are people out there who say, 'Well, I like the idea of black lives matter,' and if they mean it in [...]

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THE BANE OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

By |2020-08-03T19:56:31-04:00July 31st, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue "Confident of one's own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others." That dictionary definition of self-righteousness aptly describes the way so many people have behaved in response to the protests that recently exploded across the nation. The moralizing, the grandstanding, the arrogance—it was appalling and never [...]

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THE CRACKUP OF THE CHATTERING CLASS

By |2020-06-24T20:29:03-04:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue For almost four decades, I have given countless interviews to reporters and have appeared on thousands of television and radio shows. Most of the people I have met have been wonderful; others less so. Many have been fair, but increasingly many are not. Those who work in the electronic media—radio and TV—and those [...]

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THE POWER OF PRAYER

By |2020-05-18T16:24:22-04:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue The coronavirus pandemic led to thousands of deaths, overrun mortuaries, untold suffering, burnt-out hospital staff, economic hardship, and psychological distress. It also gave millions a time to renew their faith, or come back to it. But is prayer a reliable tonic? Yes. Is there scientific data to back it up? Yes. One leading [...]

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ABORTION’S SATANIC TOUCH

By |2020-05-15T16:29:43-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Animals have no rights—they cannot be held morally responsible for their behavior—but they certainly deserve our respect. Indeed, those who abuse them should be punished: animal cruelty should never be tolerated. It should be axiomatic that human beings, at all stages of development, are also entitled to great respect, including those not sentient enough to make [...]

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