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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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NUDGING THE NEW YORK TIMES

By |2017-11-21T21:09:12+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When the Catholic League objects to anti-Catholic art, we are routinely labeled censors by the artistic community, but when some of their liberal colleagues object to art that offends them—such as treating lizards "inhumanely"—there is little outrage, and no name calling. Where was the outrage by the media, the artistic community, and free [...]

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MONUMENT MADNESS

By |2017-10-19T18:16:10+00:00October 19th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue We live in strange times. Never before in American history have there been fewer victims of oppression, yet never before have more Americans laid claim to victim status. This is especially true of young people—the snowflake generation for whom every slight is seen as an unbearable affront—and those of my generation who are [...]

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TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

By |2017-09-20T20:45:08+00:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville tragedy, but more needs to be said about those on the Left who helped to bring it about. The crazies on the Right—the KKK, the Neo-Nazis and the White Supremacists—have been justly condemned by virtually everyone, save for [...]

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RASH OF INCIVILITY HAS DEEP ROOTS

By |2017-07-24T19:43:29+00:00July 24th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

The lead story in this issue of Catalyst is disturbing on many fronts. The rash of incivility is bad enough, but the uneven response to these moral outrages is also a serious problem. The etiology of this phenomenon runs deep in our culture. The coarseness of our culture exploded in the 1960s and has only gotten [...]

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