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January 18th, 2011 |

What is the Catholic League? The Catholic League is the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization. Founded in 1973 by the late Father Virgil C. Blum, S.J., the Catholic League defends the right of Catholics – lay and clergy alike – to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination. Motivated by the letter... [Read more...]

January 5th, 2011 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on developments subsequent to his news release earlier today [click here] criticizing Huffington Post blogger Michele Somerville: When my complaint was brought to the attention of the Huffington Post, they responded professionally and removed the lie about me by Michele Somerville: not only did I not condemn... [Read more...]


Executive Summary Anyone who seeks to have an impact on the culture is bound to be controversial: it comes with the territory. Moreover, this is not a job for wimps. Judging from the reactions that were garnered in 2010, it is safe to say we made our mark. To be exact, we ignited more than one firestorm, drawing much praise and much criticism along... [Read more...]

The Arts

February 11 – 28 Tampa, FL – The Shimberg Playhouse hosted “Agnes of God,” a play based on the notoriously anti-Catholic movie by the same name. In the play, a novice nun gives birth in a convent and claims that the baby, who is murdered, was the result of a virgin conception. August 14 Hammonton, NJ – The musical “Bare” ran at the... [Read more...]

Business / Workplace

January 4 Celebrity Cruises announced that it would no longer have priests on board to celebrate daily and Sunday Masses. We immediately followed up by questioning the cruise line about its new policy. Celebrity replied to our inquiry by saying, “Out of respect for our guests of all religious faiths, Celebrity has chosen to align the religious services... [Read more...]


Government January-August San Francisco, CA – On January 20, a judge in a San Francisco court allowed attorneys David Boies and Theodore B. Olsen to submit e-mails they obtained between the director of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the bishops regarding support of Proposition 8, the 2008 California proposition which affirmed marriage... [Read more...]


Media Archbishop Dolan’s Critics Freak Out In November, following the election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, critics of the New York archbishop went ballistic. Here are a few examples: NPR was worried that Archbishop Dolan is “overtly conservative,” and Tim Rutten of the Los... [Read more...]


Miscellaneous January 5 Joliet, IL – A large painting depicting the history of Jesus Christ, displayed for the Christmas season, was stolen from a home. January 10 Wilkes-Barre, PA – A student of Kings College was found urinating on the Wilkes-Barre’s city nativity scene. January 13 Tuscaloosa, AL – A statue of Jesus was stolen from the Catholic... [Read more...]

December 23rd, 2010 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s episode [click here] of “The View”:   Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have been bashing the Catholic Church relentlessly over the past several years, all with the blessings of Barbara Walters, the show’s co-producer. Yesterday, the gals were at it... [Read more...]

December 17th, 2010 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a demonstration this Sunday protesting the Smithsonian’s withdrawal of the video showing ants on the crucifix:   The pro-ant crawlers have convened meetings from Los Angeles to London; they have pulled funding from the Smithsonian (e.g., the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation); they have arranged... [Read more...]