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September 8th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

The upcoming U.S. visit by Pope Francis is bound to unleash the fury of anti-Catholic activists. Here is an example of what happened when his two predecessors visited America: 1995: Pope John Paul II’s visit to New York City, Newark, and Baltimore The Lesbian and Gay Papal Visit Coalition and ACT UP led a “Stop the Pope” campaign that... [Read more...]

August 31st, 2015 | Special Reports

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 York University. Introduction Over the summer, the Catholic League commissioned a survey of Catholics. It was undertaken in anticipation... [Read more...]

June 22nd, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to the First Amendment Defense Act that was introduced last week in Congress: Given the fact that the media are eyeing a critical Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, it seems logical it would cover a bill that seeks to curb the reach of a decision that would be favorable to gay marriage. But they are showing... [Read more...]

June 16th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on a proposed abuse bill in New York State: Every year New York Assemblywoman Margaret Markey introduces her bill lifting the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse, and every year she loses. The word is out: she’s a phony. Her bills almost always give public school employees a pass (the doctrine of sovereign immunity... [Read more...]

June 6th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

David Letterman’s last appearance on “The Late Show” was May 20. We were delighted to see him exit. Letterman’s departure was treated by the Hollywood crowd as a signature moment in television history. But no fair-minded person could ever come to that conclusion. Quite simply, the man is an anti-Catholic bigot. If anyone doubts... [Read more...]

Bill Maher’s History of Anti-Catholicism, 1998-2015
June 5th, 2015 | Special Reports

Bill Maher’s History of Anti-Catholicism, 1998-2015 CATHOLIC LEAGUE
 For Religious and Civil Rights June 5, 2015, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” [HBO] Maher dismisses concerns about anti-Christian discrimination: Maher says Christians have no basis to complain about being defamed or discriminated against because they constitute a... [Read more...]


Everyone at the Catholic League plays an important role in the service we provide, although the jobs vary considerably. But the person most responsible for assembling the data and writing the entries is John Mulvey, a young, bright, and hard-working employee. Working with him in the policy department is Donald Lauer and Katelynn Schmitterer; Don handles... [Read more...]


January 14 Searcy, AR – Police Chief Jeremy Clark refused to remove a small white cross that sits outside his private entrance to the police station, despite being pressured to do so by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The small cross was placed there with permission from the previous police chief. The crosses were made by volunteers at a local... [Read more...]


April 20 Seattle, WA – A local restaurant, Lunch Laboratory, created an advertising campaign that showed Jesus smoking marijuana and eating a cheeseburger. The advertisement read, “Buy One Burger of the Gods & Get the 2nd One Free! On Easter Sunday.” A thought bubble above Jesus’ head read “When I get back, all I want is... [Read more...]


March 10 Oviedo, FL – A 5-year-old kindergarten student was told that she was not allowed to pray during lunch at Carillon Elementary School. According to the girl’s account, a lunch teacher approached her as she sat and quietly bowed her head in prayer. The teacher told her that she was not allowed to pray in school. The girl responded that... [Read more...]