Special Reports


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...]


March 13, 2012

Bill Donohue President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights At the end of 2011, a Missouri judge ordered David Clohessy, the president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), to be deposed regarding his role in cases of priestly sexual abuse. Clohessy fought the order vigorously, but lost. On January 2, 2012, he was deposed;... [Read more...]


September 20, 2011

Special Report by Bill Donohue The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church provides grist for the mill to those who harbor an animus against it, so a certain amount of cheap shots are to be expected. But what was printed in the September 15 edition of Rolling Stone was not the typical below-the-belt attack: it represents a new low in yellow journalism. The... [Read more...]

SNAP EXPOSED: Unmasking the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

August 22, 2011

Special Report by William Donohue August 22, 2011 The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) held a national conference in Washington, D.C., July 8-10. This report details what happened.    Over the past decade, Catholics have been rocked by revelations of priestly abuse. Bad judgments were made; cover-ups took place; and inexcusable... [Read more...]

John Jay 2011 Study on Sexual Abuse: A Critical Analysis

May 24, 2011

Special Report by Bill Donohue May 24, 2011 Click here to read Bill Donohue’s analysis of the 2011 John Jay Report on the “Causes and Context” of clergy sex abuse.  Read More →

Response to CNN Documentary on the Pope

September 28, 2010

Special Report by William A. Donohue, Ph.D. September 28, 2010 The CNN documentary, “What the Pope Knew,” which aired September 25, deserves a response. The program begins with music and graphics that set the tone: those who think Pope Benedict XVI has been adept at combating priestly sexual abuse must realize that there is “a darker,... [Read more...]

Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience

November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009 Preamble Christians are heirs of a 2,000-year tradition of proclaiming God’s word, seeking justice in our societies, resisting tyranny, and reaching out with compassion to the poor, oppressed and suffering. While fully acknowledging the imperfections and shortcomings of Christian institutions and communities in all ages, we claim... [Read more...]

Emulating the European Model: Prescription for Failure

September 22, 2009

Special Report by Bill Donohue September 2009 To say the Obama administration is enamored of the European model would be an understatement—it positively adores it. That’s why the “Change You Can Believe In” crowd is in full gear trying to mimic their economic system, the most visible example of which is its health care program. If only the... [Read more...]

Catholic League Annual Reports on Anti-Catholicism

August 22, 2009

1994 through 2009 Yearly reports on the state of anti-Catholicism in America and the activities of the Catholic League from 1994 to the present. 2009 Report on Anti-Catholicism 2008 Report on Anti-Catholicism 2007 Report on Anti-Catholicism 2006 Report on Anti-Catholicism 2005 Report on Anti-Catholicism 2004 Report on Anti-Catholicism 2003 Report on... [Read more...]

“Angels & Demons”

March 22, 2009

Special Report by William Donohue March 2009 Click here to read the booklet, “Angels & Demons: More Demonic Than Angelic.”  Read More →

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