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RELIGION AND MORALITY RECONSIDERED

  • 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 [...]

  • DAN BROWN’S FERTILE IMAGINATION

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Dan Brown's recent remarks about God: The Catholic League took great exception to Dan Brown's previous books, but we are giving him a pass on his latest volume, Origin. That's because he has apparently learned his lesson: unlike [...]

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 [...]

August 17th, 2017|Tags: |

HILLARY’S PREACHER PROSPECTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue assesses the prospects of Hillary Clinton becoming a preacher: Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons that are confounding her supporters and her detractors alike. She is [...]

August 11th, 2017|Tags: |

HIJAB ARTWORK SPARKS CONTROVERSY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction to a controversial portrait of the Statue of Liberty: Occasionally, a controversial issue will arise that draws inane comments from all sides. Such is the case [...]

August 10th, 2017|Tags: |

UNMANLY CATHOLIC LEFT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today's National Catholic Reporter: "Time for a Dialogue on Sexual Ethics." That is the dishonest title of an editorial in today's National Catholic Reporter. It's [...]

August 9th, 2017|Tags: |

WHY THE LEFT DEFENDS ISLAMISTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Left supports radical Islam: It continues to confound liberals and conservatives alike: Why would the Left defend Islamists? The latest victim of this fascinating alliance is Richard [...]

August 8th, 2017|Tags: |

WORDS CAN KILL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the conviction and sentencing of Michelle Carter for her role in the death of her boyfriend: Michelle Carter has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for [...]

August 4th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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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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Anti-Christian Bigotry Is Surging in UK and US

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: Premier Christian Communications has released the results of a survey of 12,000 Christians in the U.K. assessing prejudice and discrimination against them. The findings are disturbing. READ MORE HERE

July 19th, 2017|

Jesus Christ: The extremist

Bill in the News: Spero News: The United States is not immune to anti-Christian incidents, which also seek to squelch free speech and freedom of conscience. The Catholic League website, for example, has recorded multiple [...]

July 18th, 2017|

SCOTUS Gives School Choice a Chance

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: Can students selected for a publicly funded school choice scholarship elect to attend a Catholic school? Can the state lend secular textbooks to Catholic schools? In both cases, previously decided, [...]

June 28th, 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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RELIGION AND MORALITY RECONSIDERED

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

WOODY ALLEN IS RIGHT—BEWARE A WITCH HUNT

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

DAN BROWN’S FERTILE IMAGINATION

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on DAN BROWN’S FERTILE IMAGINATION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Dan Brown's recent remarks about God: The Catholic League took great exception to Dan Brown's previous books, but we are giving him a [...]

GOV. BROWN VETO WELCOMED

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on GOV. BROWN VETO WELCOMED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on California Governor Jerry Brown's veto of a bill targeting religious employers: On Sunday, Gov. Brown vetoed AB 569, a bill that the Catholic [...]