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  • TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

    Bill Donohue comments on the Trump administration's handling of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: The majority of Catholics voted for Donald Trump, and many did so because he identified himself as pro-life and ran against a candidate who justified partial-birth abortion. He also [...]

  • ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a protest by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): FFRF co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor have written a letter to the president of the University of Michigan protesting the school's football team attending a papal audience [...]

  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD GALA IS SICK

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Planned Parenthood event that will honor Hillary Clinton and Shonda Rhimes on May 2 in New York City: They are billing it as "a once in a lifetime Gala, 100 Years Strong: The Celebration of the Century." [...]

TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

Bill Donohue comments on the Trump administration's handling of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: The majority of Catholics voted for Donald Trump, and many did so because he identified himself as pro-life and [...]

April 26th, 2017|

ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a protest by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): FFRF co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor have written a letter to the president of the University of [...]

April 25th, 2017|Tags: |

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACKED IN CALIFORNIA

Bill Donohue comments on legislation targeting religious employers in California: Under the guise of "anti-discrimination," a pro-abortion California assemblywoman is pushing a bill that would bar faith-based codes of conduct for employees of religious organizations. [...]

April 25th, 2017|Tags: |

DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democrats and Catholics: Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes [...]

April 24th, 2017|Tags: |

KATE O’BEIRNE, R.I.P.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Kate O'Beirne: The Catholic community lost a champion with the passing of Kate O'Beirne. She was a smart, courageous conservative who never ducked an opponent. [...]

April 24th, 2017|Tags: |

KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

Bill Donohue We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her Kimoji Instagram page, [...]

April 21st, 2017|
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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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LOOKING BACK

July 1 marks my 23rd anniversary as president of the Catholic League. As such, now is a good time to reflect on our record. One of the raps on the Catholic League has been that [...]

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JUSTIFYING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

William A. Donohue Anti-Zionists often say they are not opposed to Jews, just the Israeli state. Some are telling the truth, but others are lying. Similarly, hyper-critics of Catholicism often say they are anti-clerical, but [...]

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Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

Bill in the news: One News Now "After three long years, the Catholic League and its founder, Bill Donohue, have received a verdict in a defamation lawsuit filed by Jon David Couzens. Couzens had filed [...]

April 25th, 2017|

Democrats Tolerate Catholics Who Agree With Them

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com "Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile. He is running for mayor of Omaha, Neb. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his anti-abortion [...]

April 24th, 2017|

Kim Kardashian infuriates Catholic League with Virgin Mary dress

Bill in the news: NY Post "Kim Kardashian felt the wrath of the Catholic League on Thursday for wearing a see-through mini-dress featuring an image of the Virgin Mary between her breasts — and hawking candles that the organization deems offensive." [...]

April 21st, 2017|

Kim Kardashian is No Virgin Mary

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her [...]

April 21st, 2017|
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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 [...]

Bill Maher’s History of Anti-Catholicism, 1998-2016

Bill Maher's History of Anti-Catholicism, 1998-2016 CATHOLIC LEAGUE
 For Religious and Civil Rights June 27, 2016, "Real Time with Bill Maher," [HBO] Maher: Here is what he said on Friday night in front of his compliant [...]

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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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TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

April 26th, 2017|Comments Off on TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

Bill Donohue comments on the Trump administration's handling of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: The majority of Catholics voted for Donald Trump, and many did so because he [...]

ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a protest by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): FFRF co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor have written a letter to the [...]

Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

Bill in the news: One News Now "After three long years, the Catholic League and its founder, Bill Donohue, have received a verdict in a defamation lawsuit filed by Jon [...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GALA IS SICK

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on PLANNED PARENTHOOD GALA IS SICK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Planned Parenthood event that will honor Hillary Clinton and Shonda Rhimes on May 2 in New York City: They are billing it [...]