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TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT “TRANSGENDERS”

Bill Donohue addresses the controversy over Australian Cardinal George Pell. To Watch, click here.

To read Bill’s account of the controversy over Cardinal Pell, click here.

  • TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT “TRANSGENDERS”

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue digs beneath the issue of so-called transgender persons serving in the military: President Trump's decision to ban so-called transgender persons from the military makes perfect sense: the armed forces exist to win wars—they are not a laboratory for social or [...]

  • NYC CHEESE SHOP APOLOGIZES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the Bedford Cheese Shop issue ended (see the previous news releases): After insulting Catholics with an obscene assault on Mother Teresa, the Bedford Cheese Shop—responding to a flood of emails protesting its vile stunt—pulled the offensive statement. [...]

  • NYC STORE REMOVES VILE REMARK

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response by the Bedford Cheese Shop to our protest over an obscene statement made about Mother Teresa: At exactly 3:16 p.m., I emailed the Bedford Cheese Shop saying, "What you have done to Mother Teresa is vile. [...]

MEDIA SPIN TRUMP-POPE MEETING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are spinning the meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis: The first news report I heard this morning on the meeting between the president and [...]

May 24th, 2017|Tags: |

“TRUMP EFFECT” EVIDENT IN THE STATES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on state laws protecting unborn babies and affirming religious liberty: Human rights legislation is quickening in the states: protections for the unborn are gaining across the nation. Similarly, there [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

CUNY SHOULD DISINVITE SARSOUR

Bill Donohue has written a letter to CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken asking him to disinvite terrorist sympathizer Linda Sarsour from giving the commencement address at the School of Public Health. To read the letter, [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

MORALLY CHALLENGED AMERICANS

Bill Donohue comments on two recent Gallup polls: Two fascinating Gallup polls have been released this month on the subject of morality. I will address the sexual issues that were surveyed. Americans believe the following [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

POPE DISAGREED MORE WITH OBAMA

Bill Donohue comments on Obama’s opposition to Pope Francis on key moral issues: The media spin on how widely Pope Francis disagrees with President Trump is not only exaggerated, it offers no context: the pope [...]

May 17th, 2017|Tags: |

POPE-TRUMP FEUD PURE HYPE

Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump: "The Two Have Clashed in the Past." That is how Time is characterizing next week's meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump. [...]

May 16th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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LOOKING FOR DIRT

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue In 1968, David Horowitz became the editor of Ramparts, which at that time was far and away the most influential anti-American, left-wing magazine in the nation. He was well [...]

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LYING ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue When someone gives the wrong information, and he quickly discovers his error, he often says, “Sorry about that. I lied. What I meant to say was….” He is wrong. [...]

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WHY WE EXPOSED SNAP

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Last spring, I read that the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP) was going to hold a national conference in the nation’s Capitol the weekend after July [...]

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Trump Mute on Moral Issues

Bill in the news: Newsmax The fight for religious exemptions, as a cornerstone of religious liberty, is being waged with ferocity across the nation. One might have thought that a president, who has floated a [...]

March 1st, 2017|

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|
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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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TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT “TRANSGENDERS”

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on TRUMP IS RIGHT ABOUT “TRANSGENDERS”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue digs beneath the issue of so-called transgender persons serving in the military: President Trump's decision to ban so-called transgender persons from the military makes perfect [...]

NYC CHEESE SHOP APOLOGIZES

July 27th, 2017|Comments Off on NYC CHEESE SHOP APOLOGIZES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the Bedford Cheese Shop issue ended (see the previous news releases): After insulting Catholics with an obscene assault on Mother Teresa, the [...]

NYC STORE REMOVES VILE REMARK

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on NYC STORE REMOVES VILE REMARK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response by the Bedford Cheese Shop to our protest over an obscene statement made about Mother Teresa: At exactly 3:16 p.m., I [...]

NYC STORE DEFILES MOTHER TERESA

July 26th, 2017|Comments Off on NYC STORE DEFILES MOTHER TERESA

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Bedford Cheese Shop, a store with locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan: If the Bedford Cheese Shop did this to some other religious [...]