ALAN COLMES, R.I.P.

To read Bill Donohue’s analysis of the corrupt victims’ lobby, SNAP, click here.

  • ALAN COLMES, R.I.P.

    ALAN COLMES, R.I.P.

    Bill Donohue comments on the death of Alan Colmes: For many years, I was a guest on "Hannity and Colmes," and that is how I got to know Alan. His kindness was always evident, as was his great sense of humor. He was never hostile, [...]

  • ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

    ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

    Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest anti-Catholic attack: The ACLU continues its war on Catholic health care, this time in Peoria, Illinois. The ACLU objects to the fact that federally funded Heartland Health Services leases two of its four clinics from OSF Saint Francis [...]

  • WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

    Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to a speech given by Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown on February 7: Two weeks ago today, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to the defense of slavery and rape, and not a single major media outlet—with the exception [...]

TRUMP WILL BE RELIGION-FRIENDLY

Bill Donohue comments on Donald Trump's friendly attitude toward religion: None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. Trump is [...]

December 7th, 2016|Tags: |

ATHEISTS AND SATANISTS—ONE AND THE SAME

Bill Donohue comments on the activities of atheists and Satanists: American Atheists and Satanists say they are opposed to all religions, but they lie: it is Christianity that they really hate. The proof is evident [...]

December 6th, 2016|Tags: |

DIVERSITY = INTOLERANCE

Bill Donohue comments on the true meaning of diversity: Old-fashioned bigots are honest: they don't mince words or try to disguise their bigotry. Today's bigots are dishonest: they talk endlessly about the virtues of "diversity [...]

December 5th, 2016|Tags: |

NATIVITY SCENES BELONG IN NYC SCHOOLS

Bill Donohue comments on why nativity scenes should be displayed in New York City public schools: New York City permits the display of Jewish religious symbols, e.g., the menorah, on public property and in public [...]

December 5th, 2016|Tags: |

CENSORING AND NEUTERING CHRISTMAS

Bill Donohue comments on the anti-Christmas efforts of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF): Secularists are not necessarily anti-Christmas, but the radicals in their ranks are. At the top of the list is FFRF. Its [...]

December 1st, 2016|Tags: |

THE POLITICS OF HATE CRIMES

Bill Donohue comments on the role the Southern Poverty Law Center plays in politicizing hate crimes: After Hillary Clinton lost the election, she, her staff, and her supporters were sent reeling. Many have yet to [...]

November 30th, 2016|Tags: |

CHRIS HARDWICK EXPOSES HIMSELF

Bill Donohue comments on remarks made last night by Chris Hardwick on Comedy Central: Chris Hardwick exposed himself last night as an illiterate. Here is what he said on "@Midnight with Chris Hardwick." "Thanksgiving is [...]

November 29th, 2016|Tags: |

HIJACKING CHRISTMAS TURNS UGLY

Bill Donohue comments on three examples of Christmas being hijacked to make a cultural statement, some of which are offensive: Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster [...]

November 28th, 2016|Tags: |

“BAD SANTA 2” IS A CULTURAL MARKER

Bill Donohue comments on "Bad Santa 2": It's a hard call which is worse: "Bad Santa 2" or its juvenile fans. By any measure, the movie, and its reception in many quarters, is proof positive [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Tags: |

SHOPPERS BEWARE OF MACY’S SEX POLICY

Bill Donohue has advice for Macy's shoppers this holiday season: It's Christmastime, and that means trying on clothes before and after the holiday. If you shop at Macy's, please beware that your daughters and nieces [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Tags: |
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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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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN THE CROSSHAIRS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue “We have been in the throes of the culture war for the past half-century, but never has it been more imperative to buckle your seat belts until now. Quite [...]

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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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BEHIND THE “BLAME WOODSTOCK” CANARD

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Despite the multi-media universe we live in, the New York Timescontinues to shape the contemporary narrative on major stories. Indeed, many in the mainstream media (msm) are content to simply [...]

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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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STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

In place of the usual “President’s Desk” article on this page, and the review/essay section on pp. 8-9, we are instead running the Catholic League advertisement that I wrote which appeared in the April 11 [...]

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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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IDEOLOGICAL BLINDERS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue It is not easy to be objective, but it is not impossible. Judges in the courtroom, along with Olympic judges in diving and ice skating events, generally do a [...]

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SMITHSONIAN MADNESS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue By now, everyone knows that we objected to the video that showed large ants crawling all over Jesus on the Cross, but what is less well known is that [...]

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CNSNEWS.COM

"Donohue’s Role in FBI-Weiner Probe"

October 31st, 2016|

DAILY NEWS

"Setting the record straight on the Daily News, the Catholic Church and child sex abuse"

October 27th, 2016|

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REGISTER

"Are Clinton’s Catholics Getting Things ‘Backwards’?"

October 21st, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"New York Times Erects Cement Ceiling"

October 20th, 2016|

FOXBUSINESS.COM

"Cardinal Dolan asks for apology from Clinton campaign"

October 20th, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Where Are the Women at The New York Times?"

October 19th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Catholic League Cites Double Standard: Stores Pull 'Tranny Granny' Keep 'Sinful Sister'"

October 18th, 2016|

THE WASHINGTON TIMES

"Catholic League blasts Amazon, Wal-Mart for offensive priest, nun costumes"

October 18th, 2016|

THE DAILY CALLER

"Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Enraged At Hillary Aides"

October 13th, 2016|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Hillary's Campaign Chair Must Be Fired for Catholic Slam"

October 13th, 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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ALAN COLMES, R.I.P.

February 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on ALAN COLMES, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Alan Colmes: For many years, I was a guest on "Hannity and Colmes," and that is how I got to know Alan. His [...]

ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on ACLU’S WAR ON CATHOLIC HEALTH CARE CONTINUES

Bill Donohue comments on the ACLU's latest anti-Catholic attack: The ACLU continues its war on Catholic health care, this time in Peoria, Illinois. The ACLU objects to the fact that [...]

Multiculturalism Run Amuck at Georgetown: What’s Wrong with Slavery and Rape?

February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Multiculturalism Run Amuck at Georgetown: What’s Wrong with Slavery and Rape?

Bill in the news: CNSNews The fruit from this decayed tree is now apparent. Georgetown now employs a tenured professor who defends slavery and rape, provided the slavemasters and rapists [...]

Illustrious Catholic Scholar Michael Novak Dies at 83

February 21st, 2017|Comments Off on 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, [...]