• CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

    CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

    Bill Donohue comments on the Women's March on Washington: The Women's March on Washington is a misnomer: it will include many others who claim to be neither a man nor a woman, yet were born either male or female. It is also a misnomer to [...]

  • BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    Bill Donohue comments on a short film, "100 Years," celebrating the centenary of Planned Parenthood: Lena Dunham was a great choice to co-produce this Planned Parenthood propaganda film. She is not only a confessed child abuser, she recently regretted not having an abortion. Having Meryl [...]

  • ABORTION RATE DIPS TO NEW LOW

    ABORTION RATE DIPS TO NEW LOW

    Bill Donohue comments on new abortion data: The Guttmacher Institute, a research firm that is squarely in the pro-abortion camp, has released a new study, "Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014," that is as interesting in its findings as it is [...]

TRANSGENDER POLITICS UNMASKED

Bill Donohue comments on a woman who sued a Catholic hospital for refusing to change her sex: The mainstream media are floating a fake news story. They are saying that a "man filed suit against [...]

January 6th, 2017|Tags: |

TREVOR NOAH IS A BIGOT

Bill Donohue comments on Comedy Central's Trevor Noah: On last night's "Daily Show with Trevor Noah," the host commented on the new McDonald's that opened near the Vatican. He said that "it makes a lot [...]

January 6th, 2017|Tags: |

MORE DIRT UNCOVERED IN MSGR. LYNN CASE

Bill Donohue comments on an article by Ralph Cipriano on the latest developments in the case of Msgr. William Lynn: Ralph Cipriano deserves a Pulitzer Prize for his comprehensive and authoritative accounts on the proceedings [...]

January 6th, 2017|Tags: |

MORE CATHOLICS IN NEW CONGRESS

Bill Donohue comments on the findings of a new Pew Research Survey, "Faith on the Hill," that details the composition of the new Congress: When JFK was president, 19% of the Congress was Catholic; today [...]

January 4th, 2017|Tags: |

OBAMA SUFFERS TRANSGENDER LOSS

Bill Donohue comments on a victory for religious liberty and a loss for President Barack Obama: If the Obama administration had its way, the new year would have begun with a dramatic loss of religious [...]

January 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

2016 YEAR IN REVIEW

The Catholic League's 2016 Year in Review is now available. To read it, click here.

December 29th, 2016|Tags: |

TRUMP MUST LOCK IN RELIGIOUS EXEMPTIONS

Bill Donohue comments on religious exemptions to federal legislation: President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to work with people of faith on many matters, and his goodwill is very much appreciated. Among the most pressing issues [...]

December 27th, 2016|Tags: |

IS OBAMA ANTI-CHRISTMAS?

President Obama made the following remarks in a recent NPR interview: "I've had to live through controversies like the notion that I was trying to kill Christmas. Right? Well, where'd that come from? Well, I [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

COMEDY CENTRAL’S FILTHY ATTACK ON NUNS

Bill Donohue comments on last night's episode of "This is Not Happening": Comedy Central featured yet another anti-Catholic bigot, comedian Joey Diaz, who went on a foul rant describing his retaliation against a nun who [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

MEDIA IGNORE ANOTHER ABUSE STORY

Bill Donohue comments on the media's selective interest in sexual abuse: If a priest is accused of inappropriately touching a minor, it makes the news. When other segments of society—teachers, Hollywood studio executives, therapists—are accused, [...]

December 19th, 2016|Tags: |
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NO “SPOTLIGHT” ON HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE

William A. Donohue In the run-up to the November 6 debut of "Spotlight," movie reviewers hailed it as an eye-opening account of the sexual abuse scandal that occurred in the Boston Archdiocese. But Hollywood has [...]

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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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POPE’S VISIT RIPE FOR PROPAGANDA

William A. Donohue Propaganda experts are already out in force and Pope Francis has yet to come to the U.S. Propaganda is the deliberate skewing of information done for the purpose of altering public opinion [...]

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MOTHER ANGELICA’S GREATEST GIFT

William A. Donohue Mother Angelica built the most powerful Catholic media empire in American history, one so towering that it really has no rival anywhere in the world. The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) is, [...]

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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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MARKETS AND MISSILES ARE NOT ENOUGH

William A. Donohue When I first arrived at The Heritage Foundation in 1987, I was greeted with great skepticism by many who worked there. The D.C. conservative think-tank had chosen me to be in the [...]

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THE MORALITY OF DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE

William A. Donohue This article, which has been slightly revised, was published in the February edition of Legatus magazine. If there was one strain of political thought that was evident in the elections last November, [...]

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BEHIND THE CHARLIE HEBDO STORY

William A. Donohue To say 2015 got off to a fast start would be an understatement: it seemed that all I did was grant one interview after another, running from one TV studio to another. [...]

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TAKING STOCK IN ABORTION DATA

William A. Donohue Those who are pro-life, as the readers of Catalyst surely are, refuse to take comfort in data that indicate a decline in abortions. That's understandable. But there is a difference between taking [...]

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"Obama Spent Last 8 Years Sticking It to Catholics and Catholic Church"

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"Sparks Fly Over Texas Abortion Rule"

December 15th, 2016|

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"Microsoft sparks controversy with holiday ad which promotes causes such as Black Lives Matter and says 2016 has been 'negative'"

December 12th, 2016|

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"Microsoft's LGBT 'Harmony' Ad for Christmas"

December 10th, 2016|

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"Retailer inflexible about controversial policy"

December 8th, 2016|

WORLD RELIGION NEWS

"FFRF and American Atheists Declare Annual Christmas 'War on State/Church Separation' has Started"

December 7th, 2016|

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"Trump Is Religion-Friendly"

December 7th, 2016|

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"Trump Will Be Religion-Friendly"

December 7th, 2016|

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"Left Politicizes Hate Crimes"

November 30th, 2016|

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"Perfecting the Politicization of Hate Crimes"

November 30th, 2016|
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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 [...]

DISSIDENTS TARGET BISHOP DEWANE

Dissident lay Catholics in Southwest Florida, along with some priests, have declared war on Bishop Frank Dewane. He is the Bishop of Venice and is by all accounts a loyal son of the Church. Which [...]

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Annual Reports

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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CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

January 20th, 2017|Comments Off on CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

Bill Donohue comments on the Women's March on Washington: The Women's March on Washington is a misnomer: it will include many others who claim to be neither a man nor [...]

THE CHRISTIAN POST

January 19th, 2017|Comments Off on THE CHRISTIAN POST

"Unborn Baby Photos Convincing Americans Against Abortion, Says Catholic Leader"

BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

January 19th, 2017|Comments Off on BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Bill Donohue comments on a short film, "100 Years," celebrating the centenary of Planned Parenthood: Lena Dunham was a great choice to co-produce this Planned Parenthood propaganda film. She is [...]

CNSNEWS.COM

January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on CNSNEWS.COM

"Abortion Rate Dips to New Low Nationwide, Increases in DC"