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  • ACLU SUES MICHIGAN OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest attack on religious freedom: The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan over its law protecting the conscience rights of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies. The Catholic League stands with the Michigan Catholic Conference, [...]

  • IGNORANCE OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS IS WIDESPREAD

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey of First Amendment rights: The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has released a new survey on the public's knowledge of basic constitutional rights; it is disturbing on many levels. Every totalitarian [...]

  • BELAFONTE SET TO JUDGE NYC STATUES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Harry Belafonte sitting in judgment of monuments in New York City: New York City's left-wing mayor, Bill de Blasio, has selected his left-wing friend, Harry Belafonte, to advise him on which New York City monuments are so hateful [...]

ACLU SUES MICHIGAN OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest attack on religious freedom: The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan over its law protecting the conscience rights of faith-based foster care and adoption [...]

September 21st, 2017|

SEEING THROUGH THE DREAMERS MAZE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the controversy over the Dreamers: Given the normalization of hysteria in America, it was predictable that hyperbole would govern much of the discussion—if we can call it that—over [...]

September 6th, 2017|Tags: |

TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue is calling upon President Trump to repeal the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: The Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), which provides health coverage to many Catholic entities, is asking President [...]

September 5th, 2017|Tags: |

Kudos to Evangelicals

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In [...]

August 30th, 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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Bill de Blasio’s Monument Goals Are Troubling

Bill In the News: CNSNews: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has empaneled 18 persons to assess which monuments and other markers should be removed from city property. He said the panel will "develop guidelines on [...]

September 12th, 2017|

It’s Time to See Through the Dreamers Maze

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: To be sure, the issue of the Dreamers is tricky for Trump. For example, in the election of 2012, by a margin of 55 percent to 42 percent, voters said [...]

September 7th, 2017|

DACA Reform Means Congress Must Do Its Job

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com: Given the normalization of hysteria in America, it was predictable that hyperbole would govern much of the discussion — if we can call it that — over the so-called Dreamers, [...]

September 6th, 2017|

Is Malia Obama in a Dorm Named After a Slaveowner?

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: On August 22, former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle helped their daughter, Malia, move into a dorm at Harvard University. One of the twelve undergraduate dorms is Mather [...]

August 24th, 2017|

Is Malia in a Dorm Named After a Slave Owner?

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com: On August 22, former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle helped their daughter, Malia, move into a dorm at Harvard University. One of the twelve undergraduate dorms is Mather [...]

August 23rd, 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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ACLU SUES MICHIGAN OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on ACLU SUES MICHIGAN OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest attack on religious freedom: The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan over its law protecting the conscience rights of [...]

MOTHER TERESA DEFILED; APOLOGY GRANTED

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on MOTHER TERESA DEFILED; APOLOGY GRANTED

The Bedford Cheese Shop, with outlets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, was the unlikely source of a filthy assault on Mother Teresa this summer. After we launched a vigorous protest, the [...]

BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

A lawsuit designed to intimidate Bill Donohue and the Catholic League came to a screeching halt in August. We won. At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by [...]

TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

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 [...]