• CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

    CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

    Bill Donohue comments on the Women's March on Washington: The Women's March on Washington is a misnomer: it will include many others who claim to be neither a man nor a woman, yet were born either male or female. It is also a misnomer to [...]

  • BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

    Bill Donohue comments on a short film, "100 Years," celebrating the centenary of Planned Parenthood: Lena Dunham was a great choice to co-produce this Planned Parenthood propaganda film. She is not only a confessed child abuser, she recently regretted not having an abortion. Having Meryl [...]

  • ABORTION RATE DIPS TO NEW LOW

    ABORTION RATE DIPS TO NEW LOW

    Bill Donohue comments on new abortion data: The Guttmacher Institute, a research firm that is squarely in the pro-abortion camp, has released a new study, "Abortion Incidence and Service Availability in the United States, 2014," that is as interesting in its findings as it is [...]

HILLARY ABUSES THE PULPIT

Bill Donohue comments on Hillary Clinton's speech at an African American church in Philadelphia yesterday: Hillary Clinton took her campaign to Mount Airy Church of God in Christ yesterday afternoon. According to one report, "she [...]

November 7th, 2016|Tags: |

IS PODESTA INTO SATANISM?

Bill Donohue comments on news stories linking Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta, to Satanism: There is no evidence that John Podesta ever participated in, or was a devotee of, Satanism. But that doesn't close [...]

November 4th, 2016|Tags: |

“O’NEALS” OFF TO A BAD START

Bill Donohue comments on "The Real O'Neals" poor ratings: Four episodes into its second season, Disney/ABC's "The Real O'Neals" continues its dismal performance in the ratings. Tuesday night's audience of 2.78 million was its lowest [...]

November 3rd, 2016|Tags: |

WEINER’S SON—NOT HIS “ADDICTION”—IS KEY

Bill Donohue comments on the news that Anthony Weiner is now being treated for sex addiction: News reports are focusing on the decision by Anthony Weiner to seek help for cybersex addiction and exhibitionism. Getting [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

OBAMA TWICE INSULTS CATHOLICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how President Barack Obama twice insulted Catholics this week: Late night talk-show hosts are known for their edgy comedic routines, and for the most part, they learn not [...]

November 2nd, 2016|Tags: |

FEDERAL JUDGE NOTES REFUGEE BIAS

Bill Donohue comments on a federal judge's criticism of U.S. policy toward Syrian Christians: Judge Daniel Manion of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has voiced concern over the almost complete lack [...]

November 1st, 2016|Tags: |

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, [...]

October 31st, 2016|Tags: |

SMITHSONIAN REDISCOVERS RELIGION

Bill Donohue comments on a new project by the Smithsonian: The Smithsonian has hired its first religious curator since the 1890s. "Peter Manseau was born for the job," says the Washington Post. "The son of [...]

October 28th, 2016|Tags: |

DAILY NEWS ACTS RESPONSIBLY

Bill Donohue comments on an editorial by the New York Daily News that was posted on its website: Yesterday, I took the Daily News and the New York Times to task for not running a [...]

October 27th, 2016|Tags: |

DAILY NEWS AND NEW YORK TIMES SHOW BIAS

Bill Donohue comments on biased reporting by two New York dailies: We have repeatedly said that the vast majority of media outlets and pundits who dwell on priestly sexual abuse—a problem that occurred mostly between [...]

October 26th, 2016|Tags: |
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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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OBAMA, CATHOLICS AND ABORTION

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue When Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, the Republican Party was the pro-abortion party, and the Democrats were the party of life. There was a very strong WASP [...]

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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 [...]

DISSIDENTS TARGET BISHOP DEWANE

Dissident lay Catholics in Southwest Florida, along with some priests, have declared war on Bishop Frank Dewane. He is the Bishop of Venice and is by all accounts a loyal son of the Church. Which [...]

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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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CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

January 20th, 2017|Comments Off on CATHOLIC FOES SPONSOR WOMEN’S D.C. MARCH

Bill Donohue comments on the Women's March on Washington: The Women's March on Washington is a misnomer: it will include many others who claim to be neither a man nor [...]

THE CHRISTIAN POST

January 19th, 2017|Comments Off on THE CHRISTIAN POST

"Unborn Baby Photos Convincing Americans Against Abortion, Says Catholic Leader"

BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

January 19th, 2017|Comments Off on BIGOTRY AND BLOOD MARK PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Bill Donohue comments on a short film, "100 Years," celebrating the centenary of Planned Parenthood: Lena Dunham was a great choice to co-produce this Planned Parenthood propaganda film. She is [...]

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January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on CNSNEWS.COM

"Abortion Rate Dips to New Low Nationwide, Increases in DC"