ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

To read Bill Donohue’s analysis of the corrupt victims’ lobby, SNAP, click here.

  • ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

    ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

    Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest anti-Catholic attack: The ACLU continues its war on Catholic health care, this time in Peoria, Illinois. The ACLU objects to the fact that federally funded Heartland Health Services leases two of its four clinics from OSF Saint Francis [...]

  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

    Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to a speech given by Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown on February 7: Two weeks ago today, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to the defense of slavery and rape, and not a single major media outlet—with the exception [...]

  • MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he was all of these and more. I have many fond memories of my exchanges with [...]

ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest anti-Catholic attack: The ACLU continues its war on Catholic health care, this time in Peoria, Illinois. The ACLU objects to the fact that federally funded Heartland Health Services [...]

February 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to a speech given by Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown on February 7: Two weeks ago today, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to the defense of slavery and [...]

February 21st, 2017|Tags: |

MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he was all of these and [...]

February 17th, 2017|Tags: |

RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. Consistent with previous Pew surveys, [...]

February 16th, 2017|Tags: |

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty [...]

February 15th, 2017|Tags: |

MACY’S CASE CONCLUSION AWAITED

Bill Donohue comments on the Macy's anti-Catholic discrimination case: Our feud with Macy's may be coming to an end. Members recall that last year we led a campaign against the mega-department store chain for its [...]

February 14th, 2017|Tags: |

HARVEY WEINSTEIN SEEKING A FIGHT?

Bill Donohue comments on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein: There is no one in Hollywood who delights in offending Catholics more than Harvey Weinstein: he has made a long list of anti-Catholic films. Now he is [...]

February 13th, 2017|Tags: |

SAVAGING CARDINAL BURKE

Bill Donohue comments on a blog piece in the Washington Post: Raymond Cardinal Burke is a brilliant defender of orthodoxy, one who has bumped heads with the pope. Which man is right is not for [...]

February 10th, 2017|Tags: |

TRUMP RIPPED FOR RELIGION-FRIENDLY STANCE

Bill Donohue comments on a piece by Claire Markham of the Center for American Progress distorting President Trump's commitment to religious liberty: Neither President Donald Trump, nor his competitor, Hillary Clinton, are known for their [...]

February 8th, 2017|Tags: |

PARANOIA GRIPS ESQUIRE’S PIERCE

Bill Donohue comments on an online piece by Charles P. Pierce: At one time I used to subscribe to Esquire. It was a well written, often provocative and entertaining magazine, one that covered a wide [...]

February 7th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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SOROS-FUNDED CATHOLIC LEFT IS DISHONEST

Catholics are as divided as the rest of the nation when it comes to voting, and many look to activist Catholic groups for guidance. While there are good people on both sides, not every organization [...]

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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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MOTHER TERESA’S FAILED CRITICS

William A. Donohue On September 4, the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, Mother Teresa will be canonized. Already a saint in the eyes of most persons, regardless of religion, she is clearly deserving of this [...]

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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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THE NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED

William A. Donohue Virtually everyone I know is sick and tired of the presidential debates, and it matters not a whit whether the person is a Republican or a Democrat. The general consensus is that [...]

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CATHOLIC COMPLACENCY

About a year ago, I was asked by a staffer for Tom Monaghan (of Domino's Pizza fame) to speak at the 2016 Legatus conference. He was upset that Catholics are too complacent; he wanted me [...]

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Illustrious Catholic Scholar Michael Novak Dies at 83

Bill in the news: Breitbart As Catholic League president Bill Donohue noted, “Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding.” “Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist — he [...]

February 21st, 2017|

Bill Donohue Reacts to Death of Catholic Philosopher Michael Novak

Bill in the news: Newsmax Catholic League president Bill Donohue praised Novak in a statement.  "Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding," Donohue said. "Theologian, sociologist, [...]

February 21st, 2017|

A Militant Secular Agenda Is Being Imposed on Americans

From Bill's latest article at CNSnews.com On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in America." Hopefully, it will accelerate [...]

February 15th, 2017|

St. Joseph’s cites religious freedom in response to transgender man’s suit

Catholic League in the news: NORTHJERSEY.COM The St. Joseph’s Healthcare System said in federal court papers that a Totowa transgender man’s lawsuit against it threatens its freedom of religion as a Roman Catholic health provider.The lawsuit [...]

February 14th, 2017|

Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit Puts SNAP in the Spotlight

Bill in the news: National Catholic Register But according to Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Hammond’s lawsuit validates the Catholic League’s long-standing accusation that “SNAP is a fraud.” [...]

February 10th, 2017|

After Conquering the Boy Scouts, What’s Next?

Bill in the news at Canada Free Press: William A. Donohue recognized what was happening as far back as 1993, in his booklet, “On the Front Line of the Culture War: Recent Attacks on the [...]

February 9th, 2017|

Trump Under Fire for Religion-Friendly Stance

From Bill’s latest article at CNSnews.com Neither President Donald Trump, nor his competitor, Hillary Clinton, are known for their devoutness, but unlike the loser, Trump is a reliable friend to people of faith. That is [...]

February 8th, 2017|

Christian Refugees Merit Priority Status

From Bill's latest article at Newsmax: In November of 2015, President Barack Obama told a G20 press conference that proposals to give priority status to Christian refugees from Syria were "shameful." He said, "We do [...]

February 2nd, 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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ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest anti-Catholic attack: The ACLU continues its war on Catholic health care, this time in Peoria, Illinois. The ACLU objects to the fact that [...]

Illustrious Catholic Scholar Michael Novak Dies at 83

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Illustrious Catholic Scholar Michael Novak Dies at 83

Bill in the news: Breitbart As Catholic League president Bill Donohue noted, “Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding.” “Theologian, sociologist, [...]

Bill Donohue Reacts to Death of Catholic Philosopher Michael Novak

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Donohue Reacts to Death of Catholic Philosopher Michael Novak

Bill in the news: Newsmax Catholic League president Bill Donohue praised Novak in a statement.  "Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was [...]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to a speech given by Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown on February 7: Two weeks ago today, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to [...]