Papers, Essays and Research

‘Politics of Empathy’ Lifted Obama Over Romney

November 16, 2012

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at on September 26, 2013. Perception is not necessarily reality, but it often functions that way. Ask those who voted for Barack Obama why they did so and in short order it will be revealed that the president, quite unlike Mitt Romney, really cares about people. How do they know? Probing... [Read more...]


October 5, 2012

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at on October 5, 2013. In the course of just one week, I had my speech squashed on three different occasions by the cultural elites. Though I’ve been slapped by the censorial hand of liberals many times before, never have I experienced it so forcefully within such a short period of... [Read more...]


September 26, 2012

The following article is adapted from Bill Donohue’s article on this subject that was posted on on September 26, 2012. The conventional wisdom holds that both vice presidential candidates, Rep. Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden, are roughly equal in terms of their Catholic standing: Ryan is good on the life issues, but weak on social... [Read more...]


September 10, 2012

Bill Donohue In September 2012, Bill Donohue wrote a four-part series that was featured on The series focused on the war on religion that has been waged by the administration of President Barack Obama. The series caught the attention of many in the media and is sure to be a topic of discussion in many quarters. Obama’s Secular Mindset The... [Read more...]

Some Key Misunderstandings Regarding the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal and the Catholic Church

April 27, 2012

Some Key Misunderstandings Regarding the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal  and the Catholic Church William O’Donohue, Ph.D. Olga Cirlugea, B.A. Lorraine Benuto, Ph.D. Department of Psychology University of Nevada, Reno We are clinical psychologists (the second author is a graduate student in a doctoral training program) who have watched the sexual abuse... [Read more...]


April 10, 2012

Dr. William A. Donohue President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights April 10, 2012 It has come to my attention that the University of Minnesota Duluth is hosting a series of events on the Holocaust; they are scheduled to run between April 12 and April 19. Because many of the events address the religious response to the Holocaust, it is of... [Read more...]


June 23, 2011

June Catalyst 2011 Fr. Michael P. Orsi The following recounts what happened to an innocent priest from New Jersey in the wake of the bishops’ conference that took place in 2002. Just a few months after it was exposed that the Boston Archdiocese was deeply involved in a cover-up of priestly sexual abuse, the bishops assembled in Dallas. The June meeting... [Read more...]

Partial Transcript of “The View”

November 23, 2009

Whoopi Goldberg:  Now, Congressman Patrick Kennedy said he was asked by a Rhode Island bishop to stop receiving communion because of his stance on abortion.  The Church has been sparring with lawmakers about restrictions in the health care bill.  But, is this the right tactic to do?  To say that you cannot come and take communion? When on one... [Read more...]

A Notre Dame Witness for Life

June 19, 2009

Bill McGurn June 2009 This article is an excerpt from a recent speech given by Bill McGurn to Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture Good evening… The precipitate cause of our gathering tonight is the honor and platform our university has extended to a President whose policies reflect clear convictions about unborn life, and about the value... [Read more...]

Obama and Notre Dame

June 19, 2009

Bill Donohue June 2009 When I first learned that President Barack Obama was invited to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree at the University of Notre Dame, I walked into McGeever’s pub and told the boys that they would not believe which Catholic university was going to honor the president. “Don’t tell me Notre Dame,”... [Read more...]

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