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DAN BROWN’S FERTILE IMAGINATION

  • DAN BROWN’S FERTILE IMAGINATION

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Dan Brown's recent remarks about God: The Catholic League took great exception to Dan Brown's previous books, but we are giving him a pass on his latest volume, Origin. That's because he has apparently learned his lesson: unlike [...]

  • GOV. BROWN VETO WELCOMED

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on California Governor Jerry Brown's veto of a bill targeting religious employers: On Sunday, Gov. Brown vetoed AB 569, a bill that the Catholic League opposed as "a blatant assault on religious freedom." As I wrote to every member [...]

  • MEDIA EXPLODE OVER CATHOLIC DRESS CODE

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the media reaction to an Indiana Catholic school's dress code: Catholic schools have a dress code. Yeshivas have a dress code. Many Muslim schools have a dress code. Why is it that Jewish and Muslim dress codes never [...]

GOV. BROWN VETO WELCOMED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on California Governor Jerry Brown's veto of a bill targeting religious employers: On Sunday, Gov. Brown vetoed AB 569, a bill that the Catholic League opposed as "a blatant [...]

October 16th, 2017|Tags: |

DRAIN HOLLYWOOD’S CESSPOOL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the larger issues attendant to Harvey Weinstein's fall from stardom: Revelations about Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades [...]

October 11th, 2017|Tags: |

TIME TO PARTY ON COLUMBUS DAY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on what's behind the anti-Columbus Day fervor and the monument madness: This Columbus Day most American cities and states will have the usual celebrations, but there will be important [...]

October 6th, 2017|Tags: |
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MAINSTREAMING MEANNESS

William A. Donohue Tony Alamo died on May 2nd. Stephen Colbert made headline news on May 3rd. Bill Maher made headline news on May 5th. Dan Savage was back in the news at the same [...]

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VETTING CATHERINE CORLESS

William A. Donohue To the media in Ireland and England, and to some outlets in the United States, Catherine Corless is an Irish hero, a brave woman who uncovered a "mass grave" outside a Mother [...]

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THOSE “EVIL” IRISH NUNS

William A. Donohue When it comes to women, men have learned to be careful not to sound sexist or condescending. If they are perceived as such, they will be stigmatized. There is one exception: they [...]

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POLITICIZING THE CULTURE

William A Donohue Politics is everywhere, and it's getting out of control. We now have the likes of LeBron James and Serena Williams, two talented athletes, publicly taking up the cause of Black Lives Matter, [...]

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TRUMP WILL BE RELIGION-FRIENDLY

From The President's Desk William A. Donohue January/February 2017 Issue of Catalyst None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. [...]

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THE EGGHEADS BLEW IT

William A. Donohue I tweeted the following on November 4. "Bill Kristol, who has been wrong all along, now says Hillary will win bigger than Obama did in 2012. My takeaway—it's good news for Trump." [...]

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WOMEN’S MORAL DESCENT

William A. Donohue In every society throughout history, young men have been the most violent, risk-taking, promiscuous, and reckless segment of society. If men have been the most morally destitute, women have been, or at [...]

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Liberal Media Explode Over Catholic Dress Code

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Catholic schools have a dress code. Yeshivas have a dress code. Many Muslim schools have a dress code. Why is it that Jewish and Muslim dress codes never seem to [...]

October 13th, 2017|

Would St Thomas More Be Fit for Public Office in America?

Bill In the News: These Stone Walls: Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, has drafted letters to both Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Dick Durbin, raising many of the same issues that I raise here. These letters [...]

October 11th, 2017|

It’s Time to Drain the Hollywood Cesspool

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Revelations about Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades that Hollywood is infested with sexually abusing men in senior positions, [...]

October 11th, 2017|

Donohue: Weinstein’s Duplicity Is Astonishing

Bill In the News: CNSNews: "We're gonna have to get as organized as the Mafia," Weinstein said. "We just can't take it anymore. We just can't take these things. There's gotta be a way to fight [...]

October 11th, 2017|

Party on Columbus Day

Bill In the News: CNSNews: This Columbus Day most American cities and states will have the usual celebrations, but there will be important exceptions. The Los Angeles City Council voted in August to rename the [...]

October 9th, 2017|

Vegas Killing Still Stumping Media

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Pundits on both the right and the left cannot understand why there is no apparent political or religious motive involved in the Las Vegas killings. There doesn't have to be: [...]

October 5th, 2017|
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THE WAR AGAINST CARDINAL PELL

Bill Donohue, Ph.D. President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights July 20, 2017 Meet the Accusers Cardinal George Pell's appearance before a Melbourne court on July 26 will be watched carefully all over the [...]

SNAP IMPLODES

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 [...]

DONOHUE’S ROLE IN FBI-WEINER PROBE

Bill Donohue comments on his role in the FBI probe of Anthony Weiner: Two months ago to the day, I asked for an investigation of Anthony Weiner on suspicion of sexually abusing his four-year-old child, [...]

MOTHER TERESA EARNED SAINTHOOD

Bill Donohue explains why Mother Teresa deserves sainthood: On September 4, Blessed Mother Teresa will forever be known as Saint Mother Teresa. I know of no one in my lifetime, save for Saint John Paul [...]

BBC, CATHOLIC CHURCH, AND SEXUAL ABUSE

Bill Donohue has written an in-depth analysis of sexual abuse at the BBC, and the BBC’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. He explains the similarities and dissimilarities, focusing on why the scandals [...]

When the Pope Tried to Kill Hitler

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 [...]

SHINING THE LIGHT ON “SPOTLIGHT”

Bill Donohue The movie "Spotlight" is bound to spark more conversation about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, much of what the American public knows about this issue is derived from the [...]

POPE FRANCIS QUOTES ON KEY ISSUES

Abortion "It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother's womb." "A pregnant woman isn't carrying a toothbrush in her belly, or a tumor…We are [...]

MEDIA GUIDE TO PHONY CATHOLIC GROUPS

To read how these 15 dissident organizations are falsely marketing themselves as truly Catholic entities, click here.

The Noble Legacy of Fr. Serra

To read Bill Donohue's booklet, "The Noble Legacy of Fr. Serra," click here.

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Annual Reports

CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

 Bill Donohue Twenty years ago, I wrote that "the most invidious form of anti-Catholicism is that which emanates from elite circles." I also noted that "there is also a brand of anti-Catholicism that comes from [...]

PREFACE

By any index, we had a very good year in 2015. That is largely due to our employees, and to our members who make it happen. We are fortunate to have a very competent staff. [...]

Executive Summary

The Catholic event of the year—at least for Americans—was also the Catholic League event of the year, namely, the pope's historic visit to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. Pope Francis electrified the nation, [...]

Activist Organizations

January In 2013, Rebecca Randles, an attorney who works with supreme Catholic-suing lawyer Jeffrey Anderson, sued Bill Donohue and the Catholic League for allegedly libeling a man who had made accusations against a priest in [...]

The Arts

March Grants Pass, OR – Jim Ingraham's picture was selected as the Caveman Camera Club's image of the month for March. Given the theme of "contradiction,'' Ingraham shot a photograph he titled "Bad Nun." The [...]

Charlie Hebdo Controversy

A week into the new year saw the horrible death of 12 people, most of whom worked at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo; a police officer was among the dead. The weekly publication is [...]

Education

February 9 Yulee, FL – A student at Yulee High School ended the school's morning announcement with "God Bless America." This caused the American Humanist Association to contact the school and the Nassau County School [...]

Government

February 3 Gresham, OR – The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found Aaron and Melissa Klein, who run a bakery, guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple [...]

Media

October 2 Roseburg, OR – Here is what Chris Harper-Mercer said to his victims just before he killed them at Umpqua Community College: "Are you Christian?" After they stood up he said, "Good, because you're [...]

Papal Visit

The most historic Catholic event of the year was Pope Francis' visit to the United States. While it occasioned much goodwill, and overall very fair media coverage, there were some notable exceptions. A selection will be [...]

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DAN BROWN’S FERTILE IMAGINATION

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on DAN BROWN’S FERTILE IMAGINATION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Dan Brown's recent remarks about God: The Catholic League took great exception to Dan Brown's previous books, but we are giving him a [...]

GOV. BROWN VETO WELCOMED

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on GOV. BROWN VETO WELCOMED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on California Governor Jerry Brown's veto of a bill targeting religious employers: On Sunday, Gov. Brown vetoed AB 569, a bill that the Catholic [...]

Liberal Media Explode Over Catholic Dress Code

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Liberal Media Explode Over Catholic Dress Code

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Catholic schools have a dress code. Yeshivas have a dress code. Many Muslim schools have a dress code. Why is it that Jewish and Muslim [...]

MEDIA EXPLODE OVER CATHOLIC DRESS CODE

October 13th, 2017|Comments Off on MEDIA EXPLODE OVER CATHOLIC DRESS CODE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the media reaction to an Indiana Catholic school's dress code: Catholic schools have a dress code. Yeshivas have a dress code. Many Muslim [...]