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DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

  • DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democrats and Catholics: Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. What makes him controversial among Democrats are his pro-life convictions. Senator Bernie [...]

  • KATE O’BEIRNE, R.I.P.

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Kate O'Beirne: The Catholic community lost a champion with the passing of Kate O'Beirne. She was a smart, courageous conservative who never ducked an opponent. I first met Kate in the late 1980s when I [...]

  • KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

    Bill Donohue We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her Kimoji Instagram page, Kardashian presents an image of herself as the Virgin Mary; [...]

SAVAGING CARDINAL BURKE

Bill Donohue comments on a blog piece in the Washington Post: Raymond Cardinal Burke is a brilliant defender of orthodoxy, one who has bumped heads with the pope. Which man is right is not for [...]

February 10th, 2017|Tags: |

SNAP FOUNDER QUITS IN DISGRACE

Bill Donohue comments on the resignation of the founder and president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), Barbara Blaine: Blaine announced her resignation over the weekend. She quit in disgrace, as [...]

February 6th, 2017|Tags: |

GORSUCH IS A GREAT PICK

Bill Donohue comments on Judge Neil Gorsuch, selected by President Trump to take Judge Antonin Scalia's place on the Supreme Court: The Catholic League has a narrow focus when it comes to prospective U.S. Supreme [...]

February 1st, 2017|Tags: |
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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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PROFESSORS AND THE POOR

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue House Speaker John Boehner was selected to give the commencement address at Catholic University on May 14, and three days before the event, a letter taking him to task [...]

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MEDIA MANTRAS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue One might think that in this day and age of multiple news sources—newspapers, broadcast TV, free tabloids, radio, cable, pay-per-view, magazines, the Internet—that it would be harder for faulty [...]

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ARTSY.NET

"Censorship, 'Sick Stuff,' and Rudy Giuliani’s Fight to Shut Down the Brooklyn Museum"

December 23rd, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Obama Spent Last 8 Years Sticking It to Catholics and Catholic Church"

December 16th, 2016|

DAILYMAIL.COM

"Microsoft sparks controversy with holiday ad which promotes causes such as Black Lives Matter and says 2016 has been 'negative'"

December 12th, 2016|

GOP USA

"Retailer inflexible about controversial policy"

December 8th, 2016|

WORLD RELIGION NEWS

"FFRF and American Atheists Declare Annual Christmas 'War on State/Church Separation' has Started"

December 7th, 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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Democrats Tolerate Catholics Who Agree With Them

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

A message to Kim Kardashian: the Virgin Mary asks this ONE THING of you

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on A message to Kim Kardashian: the Virgin Mary asks this ONE THING of you

Bill in the news: Catholic Online "Kim Kardashian has bafflingly chosen to depict herself as the Virgin Mary to promote marijuana paraphernalia. The Catholic League's Bill Donohue described the act [...]

DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on DEMOCRATS HAVE A CATHOLIC PROBLEM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Democrats and Catholics: Heath Mello has divided the Democratic Party. This is unusual given his low profile: he is running for mayor [...]

KATE O’BEIRNE, R.I.P.

April 24th, 2017|Comments Off on KATE O’BEIRNE, R.I.P.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Kate O'Beirne: The Catholic community lost a champion with the passing of Kate O'Beirne. She was a smart, courageous conservative [...]