MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

To read Bill Donohue’s analysis of the corrupt victims’ lobby, SNAP, click here.

Tomorrow, February 18, Bill Donohue will be a guest on Sr. Marie Pappas’ “Pathways of Learning” to discuss his book on Mother Teresa.
It airs at 7am and 6pm ET on Sirius XM radio’s “The Catholic Channel.”

  • MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he was all of these and more. I have many fond memories of my exchanges with [...]

  • RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

    RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

    Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. Consistent with previous Pew surveys, the methodology is sound. But the commentary by reporters and [...]

  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

    Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: 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 the push to secure [...]

SPARKS FLY OVER TEXAS ABORTION RULE

Bill Donohue comments on the treatment of human remains from abortions: Effective December 19, Texas will require that the remains of children killed in utero by an abortionist must be buried or cremated. The new [...]

December 15th, 2016|Tags: |

VIACOM’S FAKE NEWS

Bill Donohue exposes Viacom as a fraud: The media are in a rage these days over what they call "fake news." But few Americans take them seriously, nor should they. Take Viacom, the media giant. [...]

December 14th, 2016|Tags: |

NATIVITY SCENE IN CENTRAL PARK

Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League's crèche: Every year there are many news stories on the unconstitutionality of displaying a nativity scene on public property. Some of those stories are simply wrong. There can [...]

December 13th, 2016|Tags: |

ANOTHER ATTACK ON THE EUCHARIST

Bill Donohue comments on TruTV'S mockery of the sacraments: Earlier today, we took Fox's "Family Guy" to task for last night's episode ridiculing the Eucharist. Now we must call out Turner Broadcasting's TruTV for "Rachel [...]

December 12th, 2016|Tags: |

FOX’S “FAMILY GUY” GOES OVER THE LINE

Bill Donohue comments on "Family Guy's" ridicule of the Eucharist: "Family Guy" is a typically juvenile prime time cartoon show that airs on Fox. It's Christmas episode last night was true to form, and most [...]

December 12th, 2016|Tags: |

MICROSOFT’S LGBT CHRISTMAS AD

Bill Donohue comments on Microsoft's Christmas ad: Ask any schoolboy what the meaning of Christmas is, and he will say it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Ask the ideologues at Microsoft, and they will say [...]

December 9th, 2016|Tags: |

SANTA’S BACK AT HILLSBORO

Bill Donohue comments on a reply from Hillsboro School District: On December 5, in a news release titled, "Diversity = Intolerance," I mentioned that Oregon's Hillsboro School District issued a policy requesting that employees "refrain" [...]

December 9th, 2016|Tags: |

TRUMP WILL BE RELIGION-FRIENDLY

Bill Donohue comments on Donald Trump's friendly attitude toward religion: None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. Trump is [...]

December 7th, 2016|Tags: |

ATHEISTS AND SATANISTS—ONE AND THE SAME

Bill Donohue comments on the activities of atheists and Satanists: American Atheists and Satanists say they are opposed to all religions, but they lie: it is Christianity that they really hate. The proof is evident [...]

December 6th, 2016|Tags: |

DIVERSITY = INTOLERANCE

Bill Donohue comments on the true meaning of diversity: Old-fashioned bigots are honest: they don't mince words or try to disguise their bigotry. Today's bigots are dishonest: they talk endlessly about the virtues of "diversity [...]

December 5th, 2016|Tags: |
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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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UNSEEMLY TWINS: OBAMA AND HOLLYWOOD

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue On September 11, 2001, around 8:50 a.m., I looked out my 34th floor-window and saw a blazing hole near the top of one of the Twin Towers. I [...]

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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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MISERABLE CATHOLICS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue It is not uncommon for people to join an organization when they are young, and grow to like it immensely. But people change, and oftentimes organizations do not, or [...]

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GOOD GUYS AND BAD GUYS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue The late Irving Kristol spoke about the overarching influence of the “new class”; they are the ones who shape public opinion. Such persons cluster in the academy, especially in [...]

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CAUGHT IN A WHIRLWIND

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue This has certainly been a whirlwind. The pace has been lightening fast, and that’s because we are getting pounded on all fronts. If it’s not the Obama administration trying [...]

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ABORTION TRUTHS NO ONE CAN DENY

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue It does not matter how strongly a person may champion abortion rights, there are some stubborn facts that cannot be denied. It is their side—the pro-abortion side—that must tippy [...]

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NEWSBUSTERS

"Hypocrisy: Nets Fret About Bannon; Gave Catholic-Hating Podesta a Pass"

November 16th, 2016|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

"Trump, Richelieu and the Day of the Dupes"

November 11th, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Hillary, Media Smugly Claimed the Election"

November 10th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"The Media Eggheads Blew It"

November 10th, 2016|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

"Democratic ‘Front Groups’ or Faithful Political Engagement?"

November 4th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Where Are the Christians? Federal Judge Notes Refugee Bias"

November 1st, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"My Role in the FBI-Weiner Probe"

October 31st, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Donohue’s Role in FBI-Weiner Probe"

October 31st, 2016|

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|
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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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MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he [...]

RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. [...]

A Militant Secular Agenda Is Being Imposed on Americans

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

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on [...]