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BOSTON GLOBE’S NEW ATTACK ON PRIESTS

  • BOSTON GLOBE’S NEW ATTACK ON PRIESTS

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Boston Globe's selective concern about fatherless children: The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team is out with another attack on the Catholic priesthood: this one a two-part series on "Children of Catholic priests" who "live with secrets and sorrow." [...]

  • BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit brought against him and the Catholic League: At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against me and the Catholic League was knocked down by the courts. I never libeled anyone, and [...]

  • TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the events of Charlottesville and what they mean: 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 [...]

BOSTON GLOBE’S NEW ATTACK ON PRIESTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Boston Globe's selective concern about fatherless children: The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team is out with another attack on the Catholic priesthood: this one a two-part series on [...]

August 18th, 2017|

BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit brought against him and the Catholic League: At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against me and the Catholic League was [...]

August 17th, 2017|Tags: |

HILLARY’S PREACHER PROSPECTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue assesses the prospects of Hillary Clinton becoming a preacher: Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons that are confounding her supporters and her detractors alike. She is [...]

August 11th, 2017|Tags: |

HIJAB ARTWORK SPARKS CONTROVERSY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction to a controversial portrait of the Statue of Liberty: Occasionally, a controversial issue will arise that draws inane comments from all sides. Such is the case [...]

August 10th, 2017|Tags: |

UNMANLY CATHOLIC LEFT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today's National Catholic Reporter: "Time for a Dialogue on Sexual Ethics." That is the dishonest title of an editorial in today's National Catholic Reporter. It's [...]

August 9th, 2017|Tags: |

WHY THE LEFT DEFENDS ISLAMISTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Left supports radical Islam: It continues to confound liberals and conservatives alike: Why would the Left defend Islamists? The latest victim of this fascinating alliance is Richard [...]

August 8th, 2017|Tags: |

WORDS CAN KILL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the conviction and sentencing of Michelle Carter for her role in the death of her boyfriend: Michelle Carter has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for [...]

August 4th, 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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POLITICALLY HOMELESS CATHOLICS

William A. Donohue Historically, the Republican Party has been associated with Protestants, and the Democrats have been the choice of Catholics. "From the 1840s, when Democratic ward-heelers greeted the first great waves of Catholic immigrants [...]

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Hillary Must Clean Up Her Past Before Preaching

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons confounding supporters and detractors alike. She is reportedly weighing a decision to become a Methodist lay-preacher. There are good reasons why her [...]

August 11th, 2017|

Even Words Can Kill

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: Michelle Carter has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself. Her lawyer argued this was, at least in part, [...]

August 4th, 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 [...]

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.

CATHOLIC LEAGUE SURVEY OF CATHOLICS

Bill Donohue Editor's note: Survey research is an area of study pioneered by sociologists. This explains why Bill Donohue made recommendations and crafted some of the questions. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from New [...]

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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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BOSTON GLOBE’S NEW ATTACK ON PRIESTS

August 18th, 2017|Comments Off on BOSTON GLOBE’S NEW ATTACK ON PRIESTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Boston Globe's selective concern about fatherless children: The Boston Globe's "Spotlight" team is out with another attack on the Catholic priesthood: this [...]

BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit brought against him and the Catholic League: At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against me [...]

Bias on Religious Liberty Not Helping Media’s Cause

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Bias on Religious Liberty Not Helping Media’s Cause

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com: Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) does some of the best legal work in the U.S. defending religious liberty. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at one [...]

TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the events of Charlottesville and what they mean: President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville [...]