MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

To read Bill Donohue’s analysis of the corrupt victims’ lobby, SNAP, click here.

Tomorrow, February 18, Bill Donohue will be a guest on Sr. Marie Pappas’ “Pathways of Learning” to discuss his book on Mother Teresa.
It airs at 7am and 6pm ET on Sirius XM radio’s “The Catholic Channel.”

  • MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he was all of these and more. I have many fond memories of my exchanges with [...]

  • RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

    RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

    Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. Consistent with previous Pew surveys, the methodology is sound. But the commentary by reporters and [...]

  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

    Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: 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 the push to secure [...]

TRUMP BREAKS WITH DEMOCRATS ON RELIGION

Bill Donohue comments on President Trump's address at today's National Prayer Breakfast: The most significant line in President Trump's speech spoke about the right of Americans to "practice their beliefs without fear of hostility or [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

BEYONCE PHOTO SPARKS CONTROVERSY

Bill Donohue comments on a photo of a pregnant Beyoncé that has ignited controversy: It is not certain what Beyoncé had in mind when she posed pregnant, half naked, draped with a veil, amidst a [...]

February 2nd, 2017|Tags: |

GORSUCH IS A GREAT PICK

Bill Donohue comments on Judge Neil Gorsuch, selected by President Trump to take Judge Antonin Scalia's place on the Supreme Court: The Catholic League has a narrow focus when it comes to prospective U.S. Supreme [...]

February 1st, 2017|Tags: |

CHRISTIAN REFUGEES MERIT PRIORITY STATUS

Bill Donohue comments on the urgent need to give priority status to persecuted Christian refugees: In November 2015, President Barack Obama told a G20 press conference that proposals to give priority status to Christian refugees [...]

January 31st, 2017|Tags: |

VICTIMS’ LOBBY IS CRASHING

For two decades, the Catholic League has been reporting on the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). It is a thoroughly corrupt outfit imbued with a pathological hatred of the Catholic Church. To [...]

January 30th, 2017|Tags: |

MARCH FOR LIFE SCARES DEATH INDUSTRY

Bill Donohue comments on tomorrow's March for Life: This year's March for Life will take place at a time of unprecedented optimism. President Donald Trump's leadership has emboldened the Congress and state lawmakers to fight [...]

January 26th, 2017|Tags: |

SNAP LEADER QUITS IN DISGRACE

Bill Donohue comments on the resignation of David Clohessy, executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): Just days after SNAP was sued by a former employee for accepting kickbacks from [...]

January 25th, 2017|Tags: |

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TRASHES NUNS

Bill Donohue comments on the Sundance Film Festival's latest attack on the Catholic Church: Hollywood's farm team, as represented by the Sundance Film Festival—the largest source of independent movie hopefuls—continues to mimic the all stars [...]

January 24th, 2017|Tags: |

WASHINGTON POST LIVES IN A TIME WARP

Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today's Washington Post: "On the most explosive and morally subversive challenge facing the Roman Catholic Church—clerical sexual abuse of children, and the bishops who tolerate it—Pope Francis has [...]

January 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

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 [...]

January 20th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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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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CNSNEWS.COM

"March for Life Scares Death Industry"

January 26th, 2017|

LIFENEWS.COM

"Alliance of Pro-Life Groups Demands 'Mainstream Media' Fairly Cover the March for Life"

January 26th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues to News Networks: 'Cover the March for Life!'"

January 25th, 2017|

NEWSBUSTERS

"Networks Called on to Cover the March for Life by the Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues"

January 25th, 2017|

THE WANDERER

"Bigotry And Blood Mark Planned Parenthood"

January 24th, 2017|

NEWSBUSTERS

"Film at Sundance Festival Depicts Catholic Nuns as Violent Sex Maniacs"

January 24th, 2017|

THE CHRISTIAN POST

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

January 19th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

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

January 18th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Keep the Brew Flowing Sunday—Unless You Want to Watch a Paranoid Pope Who Doesn’t Believe in God"

January 12th, 2017|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Trump's Education Pick Betsy DeVos Under Fire"

January 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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MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he [...]

RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. [...]

A Militant Secular Agenda Is Being Imposed on Americans

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on [...]