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BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

  • BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit brought against him and the Catholic League: At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against me and the Catholic League was knocked down by the courts. I never libeled anyone, and [...]

  • TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the events of Charlottesville and what they mean: 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 [...]

  • NJ COURT UPHOLDS CHURCH AUTONOMY

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a ruling granted on August 14 that affirms Church autonomy: A few months ago, the parents of two female students enrolled in St. Theresa's School in Kenilworth, New Jersey sought to force the school to reinstate their children [...]

SHOWTIME COMIC ATTACKS JESUS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a comedy special that aired July 7 on Showtime: "Erik Griffin: The Ugly Truth" was offensive to Christians, as well as to those who object to trashing the [...]

July 10th, 2017|Tags: |

NEW YORK TIMES PILES ON

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today's New York Times: Now it's the New York Times piling on Cardinal George Pell. The ostensible target of the Times editorial is Pope Francis, [...]

July 7th, 2017|Tags: |

VOTERS REJECTING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Planned Parenthood's string of election defeats: The biggest loser in Georgia's recent special Congressional election—besides the Democratic candidate—may well have been Planned Parenthood. The nation's leading purveyor of [...]

July 6th, 2017|Tags: |

“LITTLE HOURS” BOMBS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reviews of "The Little Hours," a movie he previously panned: "Unrepentant sacrilegious slapstick" (The Verge) "Juvenile and bawdy and stupid and crude" (Flavorwire) "Awash in sacrilegious revelry. Rarely [...]

June 30th, 2017|Tags: |

MORE JUSTICE NEEDED IN PHILLY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams: On June 29, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, on trial for 29 counts of bribery, extortion and fraud, abruptly pleaded guilty to bribery. [...]

June 30th, 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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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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Pope-Trump Feud Is Pure Media Hype

"The Two Have Clashed in the Past." That is how Time is characterizing next week's meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump. The New Yorker is more dramatic, saying, "Pope Francis is the Anti-Trump." Huffington [...]

May 16th, 2017|

Millennials Drift Away from Religion

Bill in the news: KTRH NewsRadio Is religion dying?  Catholic League President Bill Donohue doesn't think so.  He points to social pressure from a secular society which might intimidate them. “I have to think at [...]

May 5th, 2017|

Planned Parenthood Gala Is Sick

Bill in the news: NewsBusters They are billing it as "a once in a lifetime Gala, 100 Years Strong: The Celebration of the Century." Hillary Clinton will receive the Champion of the Century Award and [...]

May 3rd, 2017|

Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

Bill in the news: One News Now "After three long years, the Catholic League and its founder, Bill Donohue, have received a verdict in a defamation lawsuit filed by Jon David Couzens. Couzens had filed [...]

April 25th, 2017|

Democrats Tolerate Catholics Who Agree With Them

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com "Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile. He is running for mayor of Omaha, Neb. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his anti-abortion [...]

April 24th, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

August 17th, 2017|Comments Off on BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit brought against him and the Catholic League: At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by Rebecca Randles against me [...]

Bias on Religious Liberty Not Helping Media’s Cause

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Bias on Religious Liberty Not Helping Media’s Cause

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com: Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) does some of the best legal work in the U.S. defending religious liberty. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at one [...]

TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the events of Charlottesville and what they mean: President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville [...]

TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

August 16th, 2017|Comments Off on TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the events of Charlottesville and what they mean: President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville [...]