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William A. Donohue Almost 8 in 10 Americans are Christian and approximately 96 percent celebrate Christmas. That makes for few Scrooges, though one would never know it given the corrosive effect that militant atheist groups, and their multicultural allies in the public and private sectors, have had on our culture. There is something terribly wrong when... [Read more...]


ANTI-CATHOLIC POLITICAL AD IN WASHINGTON ST.
January 6th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

Shari Song, the Democratic candidate who ran for a state senate seat in the state of Washington, recently illustrated how she reacts to bigotry. Her tolerance for intolerance is stunning. The man she ran against, Mark Miloscia, was the victim of rank anti-Catholicism, and she  took it in stride. Mark Miloscia is a former Democratic state legislator... [Read more...]


Catholic Feasts: Learning the Faith through Celebration
January 6th, 2015 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

Rick Hinshaw Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics (New York: Image, 2014)  While the feasts of the Catholic Church might “seem to be a crazy quilt of customs,” they are in reality so much more than that – if we take the time to understand their origins, their meanings, and what... [Read more...]


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MARIO CUOMO’S LESSONS ON LIFE
January 5th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on the passing of Mario Cuomo: Mario Cuomo will be buried tomorrow. The former governor of New York is remembered for many things, but as a Catholic he is most remembered for his 1984 speech at the University of Notre Dame. In his address, “Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor’s Perspective,”... [Read more...]


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WE SUPPORT OUR NYPD AND CONDEMN THE AGITATORS
December 23rd, 2014 | Latest News Releases

The following is a joint statement by Dr. William A. Donohue, President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and Rabbi Aryeh Spero, President, Caucus For America (Rabbi Spero can be reached at 212-252-6861): We extend our heartfelt condolences to the grieving families of Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos, and express our continued... [Read more...]


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BILL DONOHUE REPLIES TO HBO
December 16th, 2014 | Latest News Releases

In the finale of the HBO show, “The Newsroom,” which aired Sunday night, there is an exchange between Will McAvoy, the anchor/news director (played by Jeff Daniels), and Charlie Skinner, the network president (played by Sam Waterston). The subject of discussion is Pope Benedict XVI. Skinner takes McAvoy to task for going soft on the pope... [Read more...]


NATIVITY SCENE IN NYC
December 12th, 2014 | Chatterbox...

The Catholic League’s annual nativity scene in New York City’s Central Park was erected today in a spot just south of the Park: It is on 5th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Street, in front of the Plaza Hotel. Tourists are showing up in droves for pictures. We deliberately put it in this spot so that everyone who takes the bus down 5th Avenue... [Read more...]


NATIVITY SCENE IN NYC
December 12th, 2014 | Chatterbox...

The Catholic League’s annual nativity scene in New York City’s Central Park was erected today in a spot just south of the Park: It is on 5th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Street, in front of the Plaza Hotel. Tourists are showing up in droves for pictures. We deliberately put it in this spot so that everyone who takes the bus down 5th Avenue... [Read more...]


NATIVITY SCENE IN NYC
December 12th, 2014 | Latest News Releases

The Catholic League’s annual nativity scene in New York City’s Central Park was erected today in a spot just south of the Park: It is on 5th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Street, in front of the Plaza Hotel. Tourists are showing up in droves for pictures. We deliberately put it in this spot so that everyone who takes the bus down 5th Avenue... [Read more...]


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NPR GETS NASTY
December 8th, 2014 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on a National Public Radio (NPR) game show, “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” that aired Saturday night: The astute atheists at NPR decided that the Brooklyn Diocese’s outreach program to millennial “hipsters” was worth a few jokes. After all, it’s Christmastime, so why not choose Catholicism for... [Read more...]