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CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION SPIKES

  • CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION SPIKES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new report on Christian persecution: All across the nation, students are learning about genocide committed in the twentieth century, yet most know next to nothing about genocide taking place right now. That's partly because the victims are [...]

  • RELIGION AND MORALITY RECONSIDERED

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two new surveys on religion and morality: A survey by Statista reveals that in Belgium 68 percent of the people believe that religion does more harm than good: Germany, Spain, Australia, Sweden, and Great Britain all top 60 [...]

  • WOODY ALLEN IS RIGHT—BEWARE A WITCH HUNT

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Woody Allen's words of caution in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal: Jeffrey Katzenberg is right to observe that "There's a pack of wolves" in Hollywood. They must be gotten. But in the quest for justice, it [...]

SEEING THROUGH THE DREAMERS MAZE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the controversy over the Dreamers: Given the normalization of hysteria in America, it was predictable that hyperbole would govern much of the discussion—if we can call it that—over [...]

September 6th, 2017|Tags: |

TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue is calling upon President Trump to repeal the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: The Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), which provides health coverage to many Catholic entities, is asking President [...]

September 5th, 2017|Tags: |

Kudos to Evangelicals

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In [...]

August 30th, 2017|Tags: |

PUBLIC PANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Gallup survey comparing public schools to its alternatives: When the public is asked to rate public schools as excellent or good, it captures the vote of 44 [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

VILE JESUS SEX SCENE ON AMC

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the August 21 episode of the AMC show "Preacher": NewsBusters deserves the credit for addressing this obscene episode of "Preacher," so I will simply direct everyone to its [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

SAINT SERRA STATUE DEFACED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the defacement of a statue of Saint Junípero Serra: "Murder" was written on a statue of Saint Junípero Serra. His hands were painted red and a swastika was [...]

August 21st, 2017|Tags: |
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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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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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Trump Was Right to Blame Both Sides

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville, Virginia tragedy, but more needs to be said about those on the left who helped [...]

August 16th, 2017|

Trump Right to Call Out Extremists on Both Sides

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville tragedy, but more needs to be said about those on the left who helped to [...]

August 16th, 2017|

Hillary Must Clean Up Her Past Before Preaching

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons confounding supporters and detractors alike. She is reportedly weighing a decision to become a Methodist lay-preacher. There are good reasons why her [...]

August 11th, 2017|

Even Words Can Kill

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: Michelle Carter has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself. Her lawyer argued this was, at least in part, [...]

August 4th, 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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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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JUDICIAL NOMINEE MALIGNED; TWO SENATORS GUILTY

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on JUDICIAL NOMINEE MALIGNED; TWO SENATORS GUILTY

It was right out of the 19th century. A Catholic nominee for the federal bench is questioned about her Catholicity by two members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. This is [...]

SERRA STATUE DEFACED

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on SERRA STATUE DEFACED

In two instances recently, a statue of Saint Junípero Serra was vandalized. Both crimes were committed in California. In the first offense, "Murder" was written on a statue of Saint [...]

MONUMENT MADNESS

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on MONUMENT MADNESS

William A. Donohue We live in strange times. Never before in American history have there been fewer victims of oppression, yet never before have more Americans laid claim to victim [...]

THERE’S NOTHING “GAY” ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on THERE’S NOTHING “GAY” ABOUT HOMOSEXUALITY

Robert R. Reilly Daniel C. Mattson, Why I Don't Call Myself Gay: How I Reclaimed My Sexual Reality and Found Peace (Ignatius Press) Why would someone with homosexual inclinations not [...]