GAY TEACHER SUES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

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  • GAY TEACHER SUES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

    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, that no one is entitled to claim victim status when [...]

  • ST. LOUIS ABORTION BILL IS A DISASTER

    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 "pregnancy and reproductive health decisions as protected classes." St. Louis [...]

  • MEET HBO’S “THE YOUNG POPE”

    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 a federal holiday, the party goers will have had their [...]

THE POLITICS OF HATE CRIMES

Bill Donohue comments on the role the Southern Poverty Law Center plays in politicizing hate crimes: After Hillary Clinton lost the election, she, her staff, and her supporters were sent reeling. Many have yet to [...]

November 30th, 2016|Tags: |

CHRIS HARDWICK EXPOSES HIMSELF

Bill Donohue comments on remarks made last night by Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central: Chris Hardwick exposed himself last night as an illiterate. Here is what he said on "@Midnight with Chris Hardwick." "Thanksgiving is [...]

November 29th, 2016|Tags: |

HIJACKING CHRISTMAS TURNS UGLY

Bill Donohue comments on three examples of Christmas being hijacked to make a cultural statement, some of which are offensive: Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster [...]

November 28th, 2016|Tags: |

“BAD SANTA 2” IS A CULTURAL MARKER

Bill Donohue comments on "Bad Santa 2": It's a hard call which is worse: "Bad Santa 2" or its juvenile fans. By any measure, the movie, and its reception in many quarters, is proof positive [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Tags: |

SHOPPERS BEWARE OF MACY’S SEX POLICY

Bill Donohue has advice for Macy's shoppers this holiday season: It's Christmastime, and that means trying on clothes before and after the holiday. If you shop at Macy's, please beware that your daughters and nieces [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

“HAMILTON” ACTOR SHOWS HIS REAL COLORS

Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by the star of "Hamilton" that deserve a response: Over the weekend, Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who plays Aaron Burr in the musical, "Hamilton," scolded Vice-President Elect Mike [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

GOOD FRIDAY AXED BY INDIANA MAYOR

Bill Donohue comments on Good Friday being censored by the mayor of Bloomington, Indiana: Bloomington, Indiana Mayor John Hamilton stuck his middle finger in the face of all Christians by taking his axe to Good [...]

November 21st, 2016|Tags: |

“O’NEALS” IS CRASHING

Bill Donohue comments on "The Real O'Neals": "The Real O'Neals" draws fewer viewers on Tuesday nights during prime time than any other show on ABC. Here's the proof. 8:00 "The Middle" draws 6.16 million viewers [...]

November 17th, 2016|Tags: |

CHRISTMAS FILMS PAST AND PRESENT

Bill Donohue The corruption of American culture is evident in many ways, but few markers are more telling than the way Hollywood entertains us at Christmastime. It was 70 years ago when "It's a Wonderful [...]

November 16th, 2016|Tags: |

COLUMBIA AND HARVARD DISCOVER CIVILITY

Bill Donohue comments on recent events at Columbia and Harvard: Columbia University's wrestling team has been accused of making offensive comments about blacks, women, and gays. Harvard's men's soccer team has been accused of making [...]

November 15th, 2016|Tags: |
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DIFFERENT WORLDS

William A. Donohue It sometimes feels as though I am living in a parallel universe. Quite frankly, I cannot believe some of the things I am hearing and seeing these days. What follows is an [...]

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SELECTIVE OUTRAGE

William A. Donohue Few things are more annoying, if not downright disgusting, than witnessing selective outrage. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has instituted an array of edicts and laws banning smoking in restaurants, [...]

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HELPING THE POOR

William A. Donohue If there is one thing that Pope Francis and President Obama have in common, it is their professed interest in helping the poor. Both talk a great deal about this issue, and [...]

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TWENTY YEARS AS PRESIDENT

William A. Donohue July 1 marked my 20th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. The vice president, Bernadette Brady, started 18 years ago on the same day. Father Philip Eichner, the chairman [...]

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SLEIGHT OF HAND

William A. Donohue The collectivization of guilt, and the individualization of merit, is a common media trick, especially when covering Catholics. For example, if there is a wayward cop, and he is Catholic, look for [...]

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DIVERSITY OR INCLUSION?

William A. Donohue On virtually every college campus there is an office of diversity, or an office of diversity and inclusion. No candidate for an administrative post at any college can be expected to win [...]

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SPARKS FLY OVER PAPAL TRANSFER

William A. Donohue The lead story in this edition of Catalyst covers the effusive praise heaped on Pope Francis, and the warm reception he received from leaders of other religions. But we would be remiss [...]

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OUR ANTI-CHILD CULTURE

William A. Donohue Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at the Weekly Standard, the prominent conservative magazine that features Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes. He is also a gifted writer, a strong pro-life advocate, [...]

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INTERPRETING ABORTION DATA

From The President's Desk William A. Donohue The most controversial social issues of our day, namely abortion and gay marriage, are overwhelmingly funded and researched by those who are advocates for these causes. Similarly, those [...]

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SANDY’S UNSUNG HEROES

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we need something to cheer about, especially as we approach the holiday season. I bring you good news, but first a word [...]

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DAILY NEWS

"Setting the record straight on the Daily News, the Catholic Church and child sex abuse"

October 27th, 2016|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

"Are Clinton’s Catholics Getting Things ‘Backwards’?"

October 21st, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"New York Times Erects Cement Ceiling"

October 20th, 2016|

FOXBUSINESS.COM

"Cardinal Dolan asks for apology from Clinton campaign"

October 20th, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Where Are the Women at The New York Times?"

October 19th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Catholic League Cites Double Standard: Stores Pull 'Tranny Granny' Keep 'Sinful Sister'"

October 18th, 2016|

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

"Catholic League blasts Amazon, Wal-Mart for offensive priest, nun costumes"

October 18th, 2016|

THE DAILY CALLER

"Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Enraged At Hillary Aides"

October 13th, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Hillary's Campaign Chair Must Be Fired for Catholic Slam"

October 13th, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Bill Donohue: Clinton Must Fire John Podesta"

October 12th, 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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GAY TEACHER SUES CATHOLIC SCHOOL

January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on 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. [...]

Bill Discuss Transgender Politics

January 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Discuss Transgender Politics

To watch Bill Donohue discuss transgender politics, click here.

CNSNEWS.COM

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

ST. LOUIS ABORTION BILL IS A DISASTER

January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on 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, [...]