Papers, Essays and Research

Catholic Schools Under Fire From Secularists

November 19, 2014

This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on November 19, 2014 In the past week, there have been several news stories and critical essays, both here and abroad, about a teacher who was fired from an Indiana Catholic school after church officials learned that she was undergoing in vitro fertilization; this is a procedure Pope... [Read more...]

Church Squeezed on Gay Marriage

October 24, 2014

This article was originally published by Newsmax on October 24, 2014. The collision course between gay rights and religious rights picked up speed this week when President Obama defended gay marriage as a constitutional right. Never before has any president even come close to staking out such a remarkable position. It wasn’t too long ago that... [Read more...]

Why Liberals Are Selfish

October 8, 2014

This article was originally published by Newsmax on October 8, 2014 Celebrity superstar Lena Dunham spent the summer on a book tour that employed a host of comedians, musicians, and artists as part of the warm-up acts for her gig. She makes $6 million a year, and pulled in over $300,000 for her summer tour. Yet she never paid her staff a penny, keeping... [Read more...]

Political Correctness Leaves Christians Out

October 3, 2014

This article was originally published by Newsmax on October 3, 2014 On Sept. 29, Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, who is a Muslim, incurred a penalty in his game against the New England Patriots for sliding in the end zone after he scored a touchdown; he then bowed in prayer. He is man enough to admit that he was properly penalized not for... [Read more...]

Religion Is Losing Its Clout

September 23, 2014

This article was originally published by Newsmax on September 23, 2014 The Pew Research Center’s latest survey on religion discloses that 72 percent of Americans think religion is losing influence. This is not a welcome development: A majority of Americans see this as a negative outcome; only the unaffiliated are happy with this result. While the... [Read more...]

The Rioting in Ferguson Is Senseless

August 19, 2014

This article was originally published by Newsmax on August 19, 2014. Many commentators are making the mistake of searching for the “root causes” of the Ferguson riot. The nightly outbursts are obviously not a reflection of poverty and discrimination, because both conditions have receded dramatically in recent decades. Admittedly, there is... [Read more...]

Media Passionate About Anti-Catholic Bias

May 29, 2014

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on May 29, 2014. Every demographic group can cite instances of media bias against them, but no group is more unfairly covered, on a consistent basis, than Catholics. Here are three examples drawn from news stories published on May 29. Whenever a Catholic does something good, such as a... [Read more...]

Holocaust School Assignment Gone Awry

May 9, 2014

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on May 9, 2014. After it was learned that a Southern California eighth-grade class was asked to debate the reality of the Holocaust, a firestorm ensued.  Apologies followed, and pledges were forthcoming from the Rialto Unified School District not to let this happen again. While it may... [Read more...]

Gay Parade Organizers Thinly Hypocritical

March 26, 2014

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on March 26, 2014. My bid to march in The Heritage of Pride parade, New York City’s annual gay event, has occasioned many patently false statements. It’s time to set the record straight. Mid-afternoon on March 20, I was interviewed by Steve Malzberg on his Newsmax Internet... [Read more...]

Gays Bent on Crashing St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 12, 2014

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on March 12, 2014. On June 19, 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day parade was a privately run operation that could write its own rules for participation. Writing for the high court, Justice David Souter noted that gays and lesbians had never... [Read more...]

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