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  • IGNORANCE OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS IS WIDESPREAD

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey of First Amendment rights: The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has released a new survey on the public's knowledge of basic constitutional rights; it is disturbing on many levels. Every totalitarian [...]

  • BELAFONTE SET TO JUDGE NYC STATUES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Harry Belafonte sitting in judgment of monuments in New York City: New York City's left-wing mayor, Bill de Blasio, has selected his left-wing friend, Harry Belafonte, to advise him on which New York City monuments are so hateful [...]

  • DE BLASIO’S MONUMENT GOALS ARE TROUBLING

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's panel that will determine which monuments and other markers should be taken down: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has empanelled 18 persons to assess which monuments and other markers [...]

PUBLIC PANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Gallup survey comparing public schools to its alternatives: When the public is asked to rate public schools as excellent or good, it captures the vote of 44 [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

VILE JESUS SEX SCENE ON AMC

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the August 21 episode of the AMC show "Preacher": NewsBusters deserves the credit for addressing this obscene episode of "Preacher," so I will simply direct everyone to its [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

SAINT SERRA STATUE DEFACED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the defacement of a statue of Saint Junípero Serra: "Murder" was written on a statue of Saint Junípero Serra. His hands were painted red and a swastika was [...]

August 21st, 2017|Tags: |

BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit brought against him and the Catholic League: At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against me and the Catholic League was [...]

August 17th, 2017|Tags: |
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LOOKING BACK

July 1 marks my 23rd anniversary as president of the Catholic League. As such, now is a good time to reflect on our record. One of the raps on the Catholic League has been that [...]

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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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Trump Was Right to Blame Both Sides

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville, Virginia tragedy, but more needs to be said about those on the left who helped [...]

August 16th, 2017|

Trump Right to Call Out Extremists on Both Sides

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville tragedy, but more needs to be said about those on the left who helped to [...]

August 16th, 2017|

Hillary Must Clean Up Her Past Before Preaching

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons confounding supporters and detractors alike. She is reportedly weighing a decision to become a Methodist lay-preacher. There are good reasons why her [...]

August 11th, 2017|
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THE WAR AGAINST CARDINAL PELL

Bill Donohue, Ph.D. President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights July 20, 2017 Meet the Accusers Cardinal George Pell's appearance before a Melbourne court on July 26 will be watched carefully all over the [...]

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 [...]

POPE FRANCIS QUOTES ON KEY ISSUES

Abortion "It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother's womb." "A pregnant woman isn't carrying a toothbrush in her belly, or a tumor…We are [...]

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.

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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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AUSTRALIA’S WAR ON CHRISTIAN KIDS

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on AUSTRALIA’S WAR ON CHRISTIAN KIDS

If it weren't for Cardinal George Pell, it would not matter a whole lot to the Catholic League if a free nation like Australia decided to emulate the totalitarian regime [...]

TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT “TRANSGENDERS”

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT “TRANSGENDERS”

President Trump's decision to ban so-called transgender persons from the military makes perfect sense: the armed forces exist to win wars—they are not a laboratory for social or sexual engineers. [...]

Closing Chapter in Lawsuit Ends in Final Victory for Bill Donohue

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Closing Chapter in Lawsuit Ends in Final Victory for Bill Donohue

The Thomas More Law Center ("TMLC"), a national public interest law firm based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, today announces that the closing chapter in a lawsuit has ended with a [...]

THE FATE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on THE FATE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Ronald J. Rychlak The Persecution and Genocide of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition,& Prosecution (Angelica Press, 2017) "I knew they were persecuting Westerners," she said. "I just didn’t [...]