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MEDIA STILL HYPING POPE-TRUMP PHOTO

Bill discusses the president’s meeting with the pope with Maria Bartiromo, to watch click here.

  • MEDIA STILL HYPING POPE-TRUMP PHOTO

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way the media are playing a photo of President Trump and Pope Francis: In a classic example of Groupthink, the media and late night talk-show hosts are fixated on one photo of the pope and the president; [...]

  • MEDIA SHRINKS ANALYZE POPE PHOTOS

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are reacting to photos of the pope with U.S. presidents: International Business Times (IBT) wins the award for the most partisan media outlet reporting on the meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis. It had [...]

  • MEDIA BIAS ON TRUMP-POPE CONTINUES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new example of media bias: I recently issued a news release on the meeting between the president and the pope. In it I quoted from a source that purported to be the official Vatican statement. It noted [...]

POPE DISAGREED MORE WITH OBAMA

Bill Donohue comments on Obama’s opposition to Pope Francis on key moral issues: The media spin on how widely Pope Francis disagrees with President Trump is not only exaggerated, it offers no context: the pope [...]

May 17th, 2017|Tags: |

POPE-TRUMP FEUD PURE HYPE

Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump: "The Two Have Clashed in the Past." That is how Time is characterizing next week's meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump. [...]

May 16th, 2017|Tags: |

SOROS GETS AP WHITEWASH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to an AP story, "Demonization of Soros Recalls Old anti-Semitic Conspiracies," written by Vanessa Gera: The AP news story is a wholly indefensible whitewash of George Soros, one that [...]

May 15th, 2017|Tags: |

PHILLY PRIEST ACCUSER UNMASKED

Bill Donohue comments on the latest bombshell in the Msgr. William Lynn case: The star witness in the Philadelphia D.A.'s ongoing witch-hunt against the Catholic Church has now been totally discredited. The D.A.'s office had [...]

May 10th, 2017|Tags: |

TONY ALAMO IS DEAD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Tony Alamo: Tony Alamo was a pedophile, a child porn king, a pathological liar, a tyrant, an abusive misogynist, a tax cheat, and a rabid [...]

May 8th, 2017|Tags: |
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JUSTIFYING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

William A. Donohue Anti-Zionists often say they are not opposed to Jews, just the Israeli state. Some are telling the truth, but others are lying. Similarly, hyper-critics of Catholicism often say they are anti-clerical, but [...]

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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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Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

Bill in the news: One News Now "After three long years, the Catholic League and its founder, Bill Donohue, have received a verdict in a defamation lawsuit filed by Jon David Couzens. Couzens had filed [...]

April 25th, 2017|

Democrats Tolerate Catholics Who Agree With Them

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com "Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile. He is running for mayor of Omaha, Neb. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his anti-abortion [...]

April 24th, 2017|

Kim Kardashian infuriates Catholic League with Virgin Mary dress

Bill in the news: NY Post "Kim Kardashian felt the wrath of the Catholic League on Thursday for wearing a see-through mini-dress featuring an image of the Virgin Mary between her breasts — and hawking candles that the organization deems offensive." [...]

April 21st, 2017|

Kim Kardashian is No Virgin Mary

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com 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 [...]

April 21st, 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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MEDIA STILL HYPING POPE-TRUMP PHOTO

May 26th, 2017|Comments Off on MEDIA STILL HYPING POPE-TRUMP PHOTO

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way the media are playing a photo of President Trump and Pope Francis: In a classic example of Groupthink, the media and [...]

MEDIA SHRINKS ANALYZE POPE PHOTOS

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on MEDIA SHRINKS ANALYZE POPE PHOTOS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are reacting to photos of the pope with U.S. presidents: International Business Times (IBT) wins the award for the most [...]

MEDIA BIAS ON TRUMP-POPE CONTINUES

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on MEDIA BIAS ON TRUMP-POPE CONTINUES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new example of media bias: I recently issued a news release on the meeting between the president and the pope. In it [...]

MEDIA SPIN TRUMP-POPE MEETING

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on MEDIA SPIN TRUMP-POPE MEETING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are spinning the meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis: The first news report I heard this morning on the [...]