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.
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  • 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 [...]

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 [...]

January 19th, 2017|Tags: |

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," [...]

January 18th, 2017|Tags: |

GAY TEACHER SUES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Bill Donohue comments on a gay teacher who sued a North Carolina Catholic school claiming discrimination: Every prospective Catholic school teacher knows, or should know, what the house rules are. This means, at a minimum, [...]

January 13th, 2017|Tags: |

ST. LOUIS ABORTION BILL IS A DISASTER

Bill Donohue comments on a bill being considered by St. Louis lawmakers: Board Bill 203 is under review by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. It would amend Ordinance 67119, an anti-discrimination bill, by adding [...]

January 12th, 2017|Tags: |

MEET HBO’S “THE YOUNG POPE”

Bill Donohue comments on the new HBO series, "The Young Pope," which debuts January 15: Most normal men and women will be watching the Packers-Cowboys game on Sunday. Owing to the fact that Monday is [...]

January 12th, 2017|Tags: |

STEVEN MCDONALD, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Steven McDonald: New York City Police Officer Steven McDonald passed away yesterday. Two years ago, in my book, The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness and Heaven Await the [...]

January 11th, 2017|Tags: |

TRUMP’S EDUCATION PICK UNDER FIRE

Bill Donohue comments on Donald Trump's Education pick: The Senate is expected to hold hearings next week on Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Education. As soon as he announced his choice [...]

January 10th, 2017|Tags: |

SHOWTIME GETS NASTY

Bill Donohue comments on "The Nasty Show Volume II": "Comedian Brad Williams hosts some of the most deranged minds in comedy." That is the way Showtime plugs "The Nasty Show Volume II." Deranged is actually [...]

January 9th, 2017|Tags: |

WE LOST TWO PRO-LIFE CHAMPIONS

Bill Donohue comments on the passing of two great men on January 7: The pro-life community lost two giants on Saturday: Father Michael Scanlan and Nat Hentoff. I knew them both. They were two of [...]

January 9th, 2017|Tags: |

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: |
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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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SELECTIVE SENSIBILITIES

William A. Donohue Almost 8 in 10 Americans are Christian and approximately 96 percent celebrate Christmas. That makes for few Scrooges, though one would never know it given the corrosive effect that militant atheist groups, [...]

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GAYS AND GAY ACTIVISTS

William A. Donohue According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 percent of Americans are homosexual. Yet that very small minority projects an influence on our culture that is extraordinary. A few years back, gay [...]

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THE POLITICS OF THE ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

William A. Donohue When I became president of the Catholic League in 1993, there was no Catholic League unit in New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade. That soon changed. For the past 20 years we [...]

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THE POWER OF HOPE AND PRAYER

William A. Donohue Lately, as the result of a new book I am finishing, I have given a lot of thought to the power of hope and prayer. So when I heard about the travails [...]

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FREE SPEECH UNDER FIRE

William A. Donohue Over and over again, I have said that I would prefer to suffer the indignity of having my religion trashed before endorsing the right of the government to censor the offensive speech. [...]

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THE MYTH OF DIVERSITY

William A. Donohue The greatest threat to freedom these days comes not from neo-Nazis, or from any other group on the lunatic fringe: it comes from those who tout the virtue of diversity. Unfortunately, they [...]

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MISTAKES AND LIES

William A. Donohue We often hear people say, "I'm sorry, I lied about that," when, in fact, they never lied; they were merely mistaken. Let me be plain: it is impossible to lie without first [...]

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ENVY DRIVES INEQUALITY ISSUE

William A. Donohue When Pope Francis speaks about our "throwaway" abortion culture, or comments on marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he wins no points from those on the left. But [...]

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APES AND ABORTION

William A. Donohue For many decades, Steven Wise has been promoting the rights of apes. To be specific, he would like to see chimpanzees awarded "legal personhood." He is most known for championing the Great [...]

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CNSNEWS.COM

"Trump’s Education Pick Under Fire"

January 10th, 2017|

NORTHJERSEY.COM

"Transgender man sues St. Joseph's in Paterson over denial of surgery"

January 5th, 2017|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

"Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Now Thinks Religion Is 'Very Important'"

January 4th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Federal Judge Puts Stop to Obama’s Rank Transgender Power Grab"

January 4th, 2017|

ARTSY.NET

"Censorship, 'Sick Stuff,' and Rudy Giuliani’s Fight to Shut Down the Brooklyn Museum"

December 23rd, 2016|

THE DAILY CALLER

"University Of Maryland Students Demand Muslim Prayer Rooms"

December 23rd, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

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

December 16th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Sparks Fly Over Texas Abortion Rule"

December 15th, 2016|

DAILYMAIL.COM

"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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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 [...]