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WILL MAHER FINALLY SLAM LOUIS C.K.?

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  • WILL MAHER FINALLY SLAM LOUIS C.K.?

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's last show, asking whether Maher will finally discuss Louis C.K. tonight:   On his HBO show last Friday, Bill Maher showed what a coward he is by refusing to slam his pervert buddy, Louis C.K. Instead, [...]

  • AL FRANKEN SHOULD RESIGN

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today: Senator Al Franken should resign immediately. There is no place in public office for sexual abusers. If Franken were an accused priest, he would be forced to step aside, pending an investigation. Given that he [...]

  • OPEN LETTER TO TIME WARNER CHIEF

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent a letter today to Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes regarding recurrent attacks on Catholicism aired by its media outlets. To read it, click here. Donohue's letter comes on the heels of a petition asking HBO (a Time [...]

PAUL RYAN’S LAME CRITICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on critics of Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks on the Texas killings: The secular left is more terrified of religion than it is STDs, and indeed it treats people of [...]

November 7th, 2017|Tags: |

WEEKEND ASSAULTS ARE TELLING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are reacting to this weekend's assaults: A practicing conservative Catholic goes on a killing spree in a neighborhood church, killing many innocent people. A conservative [...]

November 6th, 2017|Tags: |

GOP LEADERS ADDRESS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made yesterday by Republican leaders who spoke against anti-Catholicism: Senate Republicans, joined by three Democrats, stopped a filibuster of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the [...]

October 31st, 2017|Tags: |
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POLITICALLY HOMELESS CATHOLICS

William A. Donohue Historically, the Republican Party has been associated with Protestants, and the Democrats have been the choice of Catholics. "From the 1840s, when Democratic ward-heelers greeted the first great waves of Catholic immigrants [...]

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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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Liberal Media Explode Over Catholic Dress Code

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Catholic schools have a dress code. Yeshivas have a dress code. Many Muslim schools have a dress code. Why is it that Jewish and Muslim dress codes never seem to [...]

October 13th, 2017|

Would St Thomas More Be Fit for Public Office in America?

Bill In the News: These Stone Walls: Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, has drafted letters to both Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Dick Durbin, raising many of the same issues that I raise here. These letters [...]

October 11th, 2017|

It’s Time to Drain the Hollywood Cesspool

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Revelations about Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades that Hollywood is infested with sexually abusing men in senior positions, [...]

October 11th, 2017|

Donohue: Weinstein’s Duplicity Is Astonishing

Bill In the News: CNSNews: "We're gonna have to get as organized as the Mafia," Weinstein said. "We just can't take it anymore. We just can't take these things. There's gotta be a way to fight [...]

October 11th, 2017|

Party on Columbus Day

Bill In the News: CNSNews: This Columbus Day most American cities and states will have the usual celebrations, but there will be important exceptions. The Los Angeles City Council voted in August to rename the [...]

October 9th, 2017|

Vegas Killing Still Stumping Media

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Pundits on both the right and the left cannot understand why there is no apparent political or religious motive involved in the Las Vegas killings. There doesn't have to be: [...]

October 5th, 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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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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WILL MAHER FINALLY SLAM LOUIS C.K.?

November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on WILL MAHER FINALLY SLAM LOUIS C.K.?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's last show, asking whether Maher will finally discuss Louis C.K. tonight:   On his HBO show last Friday, Bill Maher showed [...]

AL FRANKEN SHOULD RESIGN

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on AL FRANKEN SHOULD RESIGN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today: Senator Al Franken should resign immediately. There is no place in public office for sexual abusers. If Franken were an [...]

OPEN LETTER TO TIME WARNER CHIEF

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on OPEN LETTER TO TIME WARNER CHIEF

Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent a letter today to Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes regarding recurrent attacks on Catholicism aired by its media outlets. To read it, [...]

SAMANTHA BEE TRASHES CATHOLICISM

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on SAMANTHA BEE TRASHES CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal," starring Samantha Bee: Samantha Bee has a record of bashing Catholicism, so her stunt last night was [...]