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SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

  • SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee": Samantha Bee is no stranger to Catholic bashing, so it was hardly surprising to learn that she ripped the Catholic Church in her June 21st show. Her focus was [...]

  • RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

    Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on a new Pew Research Center poll on religion: On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President Trump's job performance. It found that 39 percent of the public approves of his performance [...]

  • ATHEIST CHRISTIAN HATERS WIN IN COURT

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a First Amendment case that dealt a blow to religious liberty: For 75 years, Bayview Park, in a Pensacola, Florida neighborhood, has been home to a large cross. The 1941 wooden cross, erected by a New Deal agency, [...]

IRELAND’S SHIFTY “MASS GRAVE” AUTHOR

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wants to know why Catherine Corless shifts her account of her "mass grave" story so often: The pushback against false accusations made about priests and nuns in Ireland has begun, [...]

May 2nd, 2017|

CATHOLIC BASHING IN IRELAND PEAKS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Catholic bashing in Ireland: Finally, Catholic bashing in Ireland may have peaked: a pushback is evident. Leading the charge is Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. He is not counseling [...]

May 1st, 2017|Tags: |

CHRIS HARDWICK NEEDS REHAB AGAIN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the talents of Chris Hardwick: The April 28 edition of "@Midnight with Chris Hardwick" featured a comedian no one ever heard of, Jo Koy. He showed his brilliance [...]

April 28th, 2017|Tags: |

ACLU SUES ANOTHER CATHOLIC HOSPITAL

Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest anti-Catholic lawsuit: The ACLU is suing another Catholic hospital—and this one really puts the lie to their professed motives of anti-discrimination and access to healthcare. Evan Michael Minton, [...]

April 27th, 2017|Tags: |

INFLATING THE NUMBER OF ATHEISTS

Bill Donohue Two University of Kentucky psychologists, Will M. Gervais and Maxine B. Najle, claim that 26 percent of Americans are atheists. Their research, available now at PsyArXiv.com, will appear in an upcoming edition of [...]

April 27th, 2017|Tags: |

TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

Bill Donohue comments on the Trump administration's handling of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: The majority of Catholics voted for Donald Trump, and many did so because he identified himself as pro-life and [...]

April 26th, 2017|

ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a protest by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): FFRF co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor have written a letter to the president of the University of [...]

April 25th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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GENESIS OF A BOOK

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue A few years ago, I was put in touch with an editor at Doubleday/Random House, Trace Murphy, about a book I wanted to do. After I explained to him [...]

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Trump Mute on Moral Issues

Bill in the news: CNSNews President Trump raised everyone's expectations by delivering a powerful speech last night outlining his agenda for defense, jobs, infrastructure, healthcare, education, immigration, and other policy matters. But he said not [...]

March 1st, 2017|

Illustrious Catholic Scholar Michael Novak Dies at 83

Bill in the news: Breitbart As Catholic League president Bill Donohue noted, “Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding.” “Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist — he [...]

February 21st, 2017|

A Militant Secular Agenda Is Being Imposed on Americans

From Bill's latest article at CNSnews.com On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in America." Hopefully, it will accelerate [...]

February 15th, 2017|

Ex-Employee’s Lawsuit Puts SNAP in the Spotlight

Bill in the news: National Catholic Register But according to Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, Hammond’s lawsuit validates the Catholic League’s long-standing accusation that “SNAP is a fraud.” [...]

February 10th, 2017|

After Conquering the Boy Scouts, What’s Next?

Bill in the news at Canada Free Press: William A. Donohue recognized what was happening as far back as 1993, in his booklet, “On the Front Line of the Culture War: Recent Attacks on the [...]

February 9th, 2017|

Trump Under Fire for Religion-Friendly Stance

From Bill’s latest article at CNSnews.com Neither President Donald Trump, nor his competitor, Hillary Clinton, are known for their devoutness, but unlike the loser, Trump is a reliable friend to people of faith. That is [...]

February 8th, 2017|

Christian Refugees Merit Priority Status

From Bill's latest article at Newsmax: In November of 2015, President Barack Obama told a G20 press conference that proposals to give priority status to Christian refugees from Syria were "shameful." He said, "We do [...]

February 2nd, 2017|
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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 [...]

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 [...]

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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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SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

June 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee": Samantha Bee is no stranger to Catholic bashing, so it was hardly surprising to [...]

RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on a new Pew Research Center poll on religion:  On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President [...]

RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on a new Pew Research Center poll on religion: On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President [...]

ATHEIST CHRISTIAN HATERS WIN IN COURT

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on ATHEIST CHRISTIAN HATERS WIN IN COURT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a First Amendment case that dealt a blow to religious liberty: For 75 years, Bayview Park, in a Pensacola, Florida neighborhood, has been [...]