SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TRASHES NUNS

  • SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TRASHES NUNS

    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 in Tinseltown by sticking it to Catholics. This year there [...]

  • WASHINGTON POST LIVES IN A TIME WARP

    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 said the right things but done too little." This remarkable [...]

  • 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 [...]

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: |

OBAMA IS “OUR MOST CATHOLIC OF PRESIDENTS”

Bill Donohue comments on a remarkable claim about President Obama: On the December 15 edition of the "Axe Files" podcast, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told David Axelrod the following about President Barack [...]

December 16th, 2016|Tags: |

SPARKS FLY OVER TEXAS ABORTION RULE

Bill Donohue comments on the treatment of human remains from abortions: Effective December 19, Texas will require that the remains of children killed in utero by an abortionist must be buried or cremated. The new [...]

December 15th, 2016|Tags: |

VIACOM’S FAKE NEWS

Bill Donohue exposes Viacom as a fraud: The media are in a rage these days over what they call "fake news." But few Americans take them seriously, nor should they. Take Viacom, the media giant. [...]

December 14th, 2016|Tags: |

NATIVITY SCENE IN CENTRAL PARK

Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League's crèche: Every year there are many news stories on the unconstitutionality of displaying a nativity scene on public property. Some of those stories are simply wrong. There can [...]

December 13th, 2016|Tags: |

ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE EUCHARIST

Bill Donohue comments on TruTV'S mockery of the sacraments: Earlier today, we took Fox's "Family Guy" to task for last night's episode ridiculing the Eucharist. Now we must call out Turner Broadcasting's TruTV for "Rachel [...]

December 12th, 2016|Tags: |

FOX’S “FAMILY GUY” GOES OVER THE LINE

Bill Donohue comments on "Family Guy's" ridicule of the Eucharist: "Family Guy" is a typically juvenile prime time cartoon show that airs on Fox. It's Christmas episode last night was true to form, and most [...]

December 12th, 2016|Tags: |

MICROSOFT’S LGBT CHRISTMAS AD

Bill Donohue comments on Microsoft's Christmas ad: Ask any schoolboy what the meaning of Christmas is, and he will say it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Ask the ideologues at Microsoft, and they will say [...]

December 9th, 2016|Tags: |

SANTA’S BACK AT HILLSBORO

Bill Donohue comments on a reply from Hillsboro School District: On December 5, in a news release titled, "Diversity = Intolerance," I mentioned that Oregon's Hillsboro School District issued a policy requesting that employees "refrain" [...]

December 9th, 2016|Tags: |
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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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CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CHRIST

William A. Donohue Even though roughly 80 percent of Americans are Christian, 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Can non-Christians and non-believers really celebrate Christmas? To some extent they can, just the same way those who are [...]

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THE CHRISTIAN POST

"3 'Offensive' Ways Christmas Is Being Hijacked in America: Catholic League"

November 29th, 2016|

PHILLY.COM

"Trump not my fan, but quite a loyal follower"

November 27th, 2016|

THE CHRISTIAN TIMES

"Indiana City renames Good Friday and Columbus day for sake of inclusivity"

November 24th, 2016|

GET RELIGION

"'Cruxifiction': Numbing media reaction after a mayor renames Good Friday"

November 24th, 2016|

NEWSBUSTERS

"Hypocrisy: Nets Fret About Bannon; Gave Catholic-Hating Podesta a Pass"

November 16th, 2016|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

"Trump, Richelieu and the Day of the Dupes"

November 11th, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Hillary, Media Smugly Claimed the Election"

November 10th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"The Media Eggheads Blew It"

November 10th, 2016|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

"Democratic ‘Front Groups’ or Faithful Political Engagement?"

November 4th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Where Are the Christians? Federal Judge Notes Refugee Bias"

November 1st, 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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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL TRASHES NUNS

January 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

WASHINGTON POST LIVES IN A TIME WARP

January 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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"