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FEMINISTS JEOPARDIZE WOMEN’S HEALTH

  • FEMINISTS JEOPARDIZE WOMEN’S HEALTH

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit that would jeopardize women's health: We are told ad nauseam that education empowers women, and that they have a right to know everything and anything about their bodies. We are also told that women have a [...]

  • ACLU SUES MICHIGAN OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest attack on religious freedom: The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan over its law protecting the conscience rights of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies. The Catholic League stands with the Michigan Catholic Conference, [...]

  • IGNORANCE OF RELIGIOUS RIGHTS IS WIDESPREAD

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey of First Amendment rights: The Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania has released a new survey on the public's knowledge of basic constitutional rights; it is disturbing on many levels. Every totalitarian [...]

NEW YORK TIMES PILES ON

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today's New York Times: Now it's the New York Times piling on Cardinal George Pell. The ostensible target of the Times editorial is Pope Francis, [...]

July 7th, 2017|Tags: |

VOTERS REJECTING PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Planned Parenthood's string of election defeats: The biggest loser in Georgia's recent special Congressional election—besides the Democratic candidate—may well have been Planned Parenthood. The nation's leading purveyor of [...]

July 6th, 2017|Tags: |

“LITTLE HOURS” BOMBS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reviews of "The Little Hours," a movie he previously panned: "Unrepentant sacrilegious slapstick" (The Verge) "Juvenile and bawdy and stupid and crude" (Flavorwire) "Awash in sacrilegious revelry. Rarely [...]

June 30th, 2017|Tags: |

MORE JUSTICE NEEDED IN PHILLY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams: On June 29, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, on trial for 29 counts of bribery, extortion and fraud, abruptly pleaded guilty to bribery. [...]

June 30th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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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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Millennials Drift Away from Religion

Bill in the news: KTRH NewsRadio Is religion dying?  Catholic League President Bill Donohue doesn't think so.  He points to social pressure from a secular society which might intimidate them. “I have to think at [...]

May 5th, 2017|

Planned Parenthood Gala Is Sick

Bill in the news: NewsBusters They are billing it as "a once in a lifetime Gala, 100 Years Strong: The Celebration of the Century." Hillary Clinton will receive the Champion of the Century Award and [...]

May 3rd, 2017|

Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

Bill in the news: One News Now "After three long years, the Catholic League and its founder, Bill Donohue, have received a verdict in a defamation lawsuit filed by Jon David Couzens. Couzens had filed [...]

April 25th, 2017|

Democrats Tolerate Catholics Who Agree With Them

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com "Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile. He is running for mayor of Omaha, Neb. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his anti-abortion [...]

April 24th, 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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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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FEMINISTS JEOPARDIZE WOMEN’S HEALTH

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on FEMINISTS JEOPARDIZE WOMEN’S HEALTH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit that would jeopardize women's health: We are told ad nauseam that education empowers women, and that they have a right to [...]

ACLU SUES MICHIGAN OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

September 21st, 2017|Comments Off on ACLU SUES MICHIGAN OVER RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest attack on religious freedom: The ACLU is suing the state of Michigan over its law protecting the conscience rights of [...]

MOTHER TERESA DEFILED; APOLOGY GRANTED

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on MOTHER TERESA DEFILED; APOLOGY GRANTED

The Bedford Cheese Shop, with outlets in Brooklyn and Manhattan, was the unlikely source of a filthy assault on Mother Teresa this summer. After we launched a vigorous protest, the [...]

BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on BOGUS LAWSUIT ENDS

A lawsuit designed to intimidate Bill Donohue and the Catholic League came to a screeching halt in August. We won. At every step of the way, a lawsuit filed by [...]