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TRUMP WAS RIGHT TO BLAME BOTH SIDES

  • 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 [...]

  • ISLAMIC NATIONS KILL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new study of   religious liberty: "Respecting Rights? Measuring the World's Blasphemy Laws" is a comprehensive report on the status of religious liberty throughout the world. Issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, its findings are [...]

SHOWTIME GETS FILTHY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's episode of the Showtime series, "I'm Dying Up Here": One wonders why they do it. Why do comedy writers find it next to impossible not to [...]

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TRUMP SCORES BY OKAYING DREAMERS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Trump's decision to recognize the Dreamers: President Trump is going to shield from deportation those young people who were brought to the United States illegally by their [...]

June 16th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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MASTERS OF INTOLERANCE

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue Why is it that the same people who boast of their open-mindedness tend to be the most close-minded of all? Do they not see how utterly hypocritical they [...]

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THE GAY EXPRESS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Many years ago, Harvard sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan said he was stunned by the swiftness of cultural change that took place in the 1960s. In particular, he cited the [...]

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BLATANT INJUSTICES

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue Some of the worst expressions of injustice occur between family and friends, outside the purview of others. Public forms of injustice, such as criminal behavior, are dealt with in [...]

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Kim Kardashian infuriates Catholic League with Virgin Mary dress

Bill in the news: NY Post "Kim Kardashian felt the wrath of the Catholic League on Thursday for wearing a see-through mini-dress featuring an image of the Virgin Mary between her breasts — and hawking candles that the organization deems offensive." [...]

April 21st, 2017|

Kim Kardashian is No Virgin Mary

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her [...]

April 21st, 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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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 [...]

NJ COURT UPHOLDS CHURCH AUTONOMY

August 15th, 2017|Comments Off on 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. [...]