Papers, Essays and Research

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...]

Why Is NYC Mayor de Blasio Punishing the Poor?

March 5, 2014

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on March 5, 2014. When the Marxist Sandinistas ousted the Somoza family in Nicaragua in 1979, they dressed in Castro-like fatigues to show their solidarity with the poor. They wound up crushing them, while conveniently living in the same mansions as the Somozas. Helping to raise money... [Read more...]

UN Wants to Control Catholic Church

February 6, 2014

Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on February 6, 2014. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has just released a report on the way the Vatican has responded to the sexual abuse of minors by priests. The 15-page report contains not a single footnote, endnote, or any other mode of attribution. But it does... [Read more...]

Inequality Not Squared by Soaking the Rich

January 27, 2014

Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on January 27, 2014. When Pope Francis speaks about our “throwaway” abortion culture, or comments on marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he wins no points from those on the left. But when he speaks about income inequality, he is praised by the likes of President Barack... [Read more...]

Progress in the War on Christmas

December 18, 2013

This article was originally published by Newsmax on December 18, 2013. There are signs that the “war on Christmas” is abating. In 1994, a year after I took over as president of the Catholic League, we successfully pressed Barneys, the upscale clothier on Madison Avenue, to remove an obscene manger scene from its storefront window. We erected... [Read more...]

Pope Francis Reaffirms Church Teachings

November 27, 2013

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on November 27, 2013. Pope Francis has an uncanny ability to excite the passions of the left and the right, and he has done so again in his apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel.” The Pope begins by outlining his principal interest, evangelization, calling on us... [Read more...]

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