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KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

  • KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

    Bill Donohue We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her Kimoji Instagram page, Kardashian presents an image of herself as the Virgin Mary; [...]

  • OPPOSING ABORTION IS NOT ENOUGH

    Bill Donohue Having good intentions is no guarantee that noble ends will be reached.  This is as true for raising children as it is for crafting laws. Similarly, reaching the right conclusion is not a sufficient condition for justice. To wit: Abortion is the intentional [...]

  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CASE BEFORE HIGH COURT

    Bill Donohue The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward: when it comes to the disbursement of public funds for a secular purpose, can a state treat a religious entity in [...]

VETTING CATHERINE CORLESS

Bill Donohue  To the media in Ireland and England, and to some outlets in the United States, Catherine Corless is an Irish hero, a brave woman who uncovered a "mass grave" outside a Mother and [...]

April 6th, 2017|Tags: |

THOSE “EVIL” IRISH NUNS

Bill Donohue  This is the "President's Desk" article that appears in the April edition of the Catholic League journal, "Catalyst": When it comes to women, men have learned to be careful not to sound sexist [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

ROLLINS COLLEGE AND ORLANDO SENTINEL

Bill Donohue Yesterday, I raised many questions about the account given by Rollins College officials in their handling of the dispute between Marshall Polston, the student who was suspended, and his professor, Areej Zufari. Some [...]

March 30th, 2017|Tags: |

ROLLINS COLLEGE DRAMA CONTINUES

Bill Donohue Yesterday, we addressed news reports about a Rollins College student, Marshall Polston, who was suspended following an exchange with his professor, Areej Zufari. It is claimed that Zufari punished Polston after he disagreed [...]

March 29th, 2017|Tags: |
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THE NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED

William A. Donohue Virtually everyone I know is sick and tired of the presidential debates, and it matters not a whit whether the person is a Republican or a Democrat. The general consensus is that [...]

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CATHOLIC COMPLACENCY

About a year ago, I was asked by a staffer for Tom Monaghan (of Domino's Pizza fame) to speak at the 2016 Legatus conference. He was upset that Catholics are too complacent; he wanted me [...]

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ABORTION KILLS, USUALLY

William A. Donohue Melissa Ohden should have died in 1977, but the abortion failed. On September 9, 2015, the founder of Abortion Survivors Network testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain her story. I [...]

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PLAYBOY DECLARES VICTORY

William A. Donohue [Editor's note: This is a slightly longer version of an article that first appeared online at Newsmax.] If they want to keep their jobs, the girls at Playboy have to put their [...]

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DISOBEYING THE LAW

William A. Donohue Is it ever right to disobey the law in a democracy? This question has been raised a lot lately, especially in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. [...]

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WHO UNDERVALUES WOMEN?

William A. Donohue We hear it all the time: the Catholic Church discriminates against women. As compared to which institutions? The Congress? Women comprise 18 percent of its members. Fortune 500 companies? Women account for [...]

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Trump Mute on Moral Issues

Bill in the news: Newsmax The fight for religious exemptions, as a cornerstone of religious liberty, is being waged with ferocity across the nation. One might have thought that a president, who has floated a [...]

March 1st, 2017|

Trump Mute on Moral Issues

Bill in the news: CNSNews President Trump raised everyone's expectations by delivering a powerful speech last night outlining his agenda for defense, jobs, infrastructure, healthcare, education, immigration, and other policy matters. But he said not [...]

March 1st, 2017|

Illustrious Catholic Scholar Michael Novak Dies at 83

Bill in the news: Breitbart As Catholic League president Bill Donohue noted, “Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding.” “Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist — he [...]

February 21st, 2017|

A Militant Secular Agenda Is Being Imposed on Americans

From Bill's latest article at CNSnews.com On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in America." Hopefully, it will accelerate [...]

February 15th, 2017|

Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit Puts SNAP in the Spotlight

Bill in the news: National Catholic Register But according to Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Hammond’s lawsuit validates the Catholic League’s long-standing accusation that “SNAP is a fraud.” [...]

February 10th, 2017|
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SNAP IMPLODES

Bill Donohue The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has been sued before, and while it has been hurt by those filings, the latest one suggests the end is near. It can't come [...]

DONOHUE’S ROLE IN FBI-WEINER PROBE

Bill Donohue comments on his role in the FBI probe of Anthony Weiner: Two months ago to the day, I asked for an investigation of Anthony Weiner on suspicion of sexually abusing his four-year-old child, [...]

MOTHER TERESA EARNED SAINTHOOD

Bill Donohue explains why Mother Teresa deserves sainthood: On September 4, Blessed Mother Teresa will forever be known as Saint Mother Teresa. I know of no one in my lifetime, save for Saint John Paul [...]

BBC, CATHOLIC CHURCH, AND SEXUAL ABUSE

Bill Donohue has written an in-depth analysis of sexual abuse at the BBC, and the BBC’s coverage of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. He explains the similarities and dissimilarities, focusing on why the scandals [...]

When the Pope Tried to Kill Hitler

Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler by Mark Riebling Basic Books, New York, 2015 375 pages, $29.99. Ronald J. Rychlak Pope Pius XII and the Nazis: far too many writers have wandered [...]

SHINING THE LIGHT ON “SPOTLIGHT”

Bill Donohue The movie "Spotlight" is bound to spark more conversation about the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. Unfortunately, much of what the American public knows about this issue is derived from the [...]

MEDIA GUIDE TO PHONY CATHOLIC GROUPS

To read how these 15 dissident organizations are falsely marketing themselves as truly Catholic entities, click here.

The Noble Legacy of Fr. Serra

To read Bill Donohue's booklet, "The Noble Legacy of Fr. Serra," click here.

CATHOLIC LEAGUE SURVEY OF CATHOLICS

Bill Donohue Editor's note: Survey research is an area of study pioneered by sociologists. This explains why Bill Donohue made recommendations and crafted some of the questions. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from New [...]

Bill Maher’s History of Anti-Catholicism, 1998-2016

Bill Maher's History of Anti-Catholicism, 1998-2016 CATHOLIC LEAGUE
 For Religious and Civil Rights June 27, 2016, "Real Time with Bill Maher," [HBO] Maher: Here is what he said on Friday night in front of his compliant [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

 Bill Donohue Twenty years ago, I wrote that "the most invidious form of anti-Catholicism is that which emanates from elite circles." I also noted that "there is also a brand of anti-Catholicism that comes from [...]

PREFACE

By any index, we had a very good year in 2015. That is largely due to our employees, and to our members who make it happen. We are fortunate to have a very competent staff. [...]

Executive Summary

The Catholic event of the year—at least for Americans—was also the Catholic League event of the year, namely, the pope's historic visit to Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. Pope Francis electrified the nation, [...]

Activist Organizations

January In 2013, Rebecca Randles, an attorney who works with supreme Catholic-suing lawyer Jeffrey Anderson, sued Bill Donohue and the Catholic League for allegedly libeling a man who had made accusations against a priest in [...]

The Arts

March Grants Pass, OR – Jim Ingraham's picture was selected as the Caveman Camera Club's image of the month for March. Given the theme of "contradiction,'' Ingraham shot a photograph he titled "Bad Nun." The [...]

Charlie Hebdo Controversy

A week into the new year saw the horrible death of 12 people, most of whom worked at the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo; a police officer was among the dead. The weekly publication is [...]

Education

February 9 Yulee, FL – A student at Yulee High School ended the school's morning announcement with "God Bless America." This caused the American Humanist Association to contact the school and the Nassau County School [...]

Government

February 3 Gresham, OR – The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries found Aaron and Melissa Klein, who run a bakery, guilty of discrimination for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple [...]

Media

October 2 Roseburg, OR – Here is what Chris Harper-Mercer said to his victims just before he killed them at Umpqua Community College: "Are you Christian?" After they stood up he said, "Good, because you're [...]

Papal Visit

The most historic Catholic event of the year was Pope Francis' visit to the United States. While it occasioned much goodwill, and overall very fair media coverage, there were some notable exceptions. A selection will be [...]

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KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

Bill Donohue We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. [...]

OPPOSING ABORTION IS NOT ENOUGH

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on OPPOSING ABORTION IS NOT ENOUGH

Bill Donohue Having good intentions is no guarantee that noble ends will be reached.  This is as true for raising children as it is for crafting laws. Similarly, reaching the [...]

Church and State Case Could Separate Kids from Playground

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Church and State Case Could Separate Kids from Playground

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward. When it comes [...]

Religious Liberty, Playgrounds, and the Supreme Court

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Religious Liberty, Playgrounds, and the Supreme Court

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward: when it comes [...]