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  • DONOHUE TESTIFIES ON DOUGLASS STATUE

    To read Catholic League president Bill Donohue's November 22 testimony before the New York City Mayoral Advisory Committee on Art, Monuments and Markers, click here. Donohue's statement seeks a reconsideration of the work of Frederick Douglass, the ex-slave turned abolitionist. He wants the public to [...]

  • POPE SLAMS THREE TYPES OF PERSECUTION

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the November 22 homily given by Pope Francis: Pope Francis has been consistent in his condemnation of what he calls "ideological colonization," or the attempt by developed nations to impose a radical cultural agenda on the poor, including [...]

  • AMERICAN ATHEISTS SUE OVER FIDO

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new lawsuit brought by American Atheists: For the past few years, an animal shelter in Teterboro, New Jersey has posted a note on Facebook saying it was hosting a blessing of animals. The blessing, performed by a [...]

DONOHUE TESTIFIES ON DOUGLASS STATUE

To read Catholic League president Bill Donohue's November 22 testimony before the New York City Mayoral Advisory Committee on Art, Monuments and Markers, click here. Donohue's statement seeks a reconsideration of the work of Frederick [...]

November 22nd, 2017|

POPE SLAMS THREE TYPES OF PERSECUTION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the November 22 homily given by Pope Francis: Pope Francis has been consistent in his condemnation of what he calls "ideological colonization," or the attempt by developed nations [...]

November 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

MANSON WAS A POSTMODERNIST MADMAN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why Charles Manson was more than just a crazed hippie: To understand Charles Manson, we need to acknowledge his affinity with postmodernist intellectuals. For example, Manson, along with Jacques [...]

November 20th, 2017|Tags: |

MAHER IS AN INVETERATE COWARD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's Friday night show: On his November 17 show, Bill Maher proved once again what a coward he is. He had ample opportunity to discuss the pathologically [...]

November 20th, 2017|Tags: |

AL FRANKEN SHOULD RESIGN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today: Senator Al Franken should resign immediately. There is no place in public office for sexual abusers. If Franken were an accused priest, he would be [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |

OPEN LETTER TO TIME WARNER CHIEF

Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent a letter today to Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes regarding recurrent attacks on Catholicism aired by its media outlets. To read it, click here. Donohue's letter comes [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |

SAMANTHA BEE TRASHES CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal," starring Samantha Bee: Samantha Bee has a record of bashing Catholicism, so her stunt last night was not surprising. But she went [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |
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NUDGING THE NEW YORK TIMES

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 [...]

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MONUMENT MADNESS

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 [...]

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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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Catholic League: Media Lowball Killer’s Atheism

Bill In the News: NewsBusters: Left-wing sites from Alternet to Think Progress didn’t find it worth mentioning either. Catholic League President Bill Donohue wrote: Had he been an ex-altar boy who attended a Catholic college, [...]

November 8th, 2017|

Bill Donohue: Roman Polanski Honored by His Own—Again

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Roman Polanski is a child rapist beloved by Hollywood and the entertainment industry worldwide. On October 30, he was honored at an extravaganza in Paris for his wonderful work. Polanski is accused [...]

November 1st, 2017|

‘Spotlight’ Lecturers Give Harvey Weinstein a Pass

Bill In the News: NewsBusters: It is telling that Ruffalo has not sought center stage registering his outrage at his buddy, Harvey Weinstein. Ruffalo starred in two Weinstein films, Begin Again and Can a Song Save Your [...]

October 22nd, 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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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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Bill Donohue: Despite Frederick Douglass’ Bigoted Side, His Statues Should Stay

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Donohue: Despite Frederick Douglass’ Bigoted Side, His Statues Should Stay

Bill In the News: CNSNews: 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 [...]

DONOHUE TESTIFIES ON DOUGLASS STATUE

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on DONOHUE TESTIFIES ON DOUGLASS STATUE

To read Catholic League president Bill Donohue's November 22 testimony before the New York City Mayoral Advisory Committee on Art, Monuments and Markers, click here. Donohue's statement seeks a reconsideration [...]

POPE SLAMS THREE TYPES OF PERSECUTION

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on POPE SLAMS THREE TYPES OF PERSECUTION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the November 22 homily given by Pope Francis: Pope Francis has been consistent in his condemnation of what he calls "ideological colonization," or [...]

WEINSTEIN’S BIGOTED LEGACY; DUPLICITY MARKED HIS LIFE

November 21st, 2017|Comments Off on WEINSTEIN’S BIGOTED LEGACY; DUPLICITY MARKED HIS LIFE

Bill Donohue and Harvey Weinstein have been locking horns for over two decades. So when the New York Times broke the story about his sexual escapades—using his power position to [...]