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SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

  • SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee": Samantha Bee is no stranger to Catholic bashing, so it was hardly surprising to learn that she ripped the Catholic Church in her June 21st show. Her focus was [...]

  • RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

    Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on a new Pew Research Center poll on religion: On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President Trump's job performance. It found that 39 percent of the public approves of his performance [...]

  • ATHEIST CHRISTIAN HATERS WIN IN COURT

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a First Amendment case that dealt a blow to religious liberty: For 75 years, Bayview Park, in a Pensacola, Florida neighborhood, has been home to a large cross. The 1941 wooden cross, erected by a New Deal agency, [...]

TWINS KISS IN MOTHER’S WOMB

Bill Donohue A remarkable 3D photo of twin girls kissing in their mother's womb has been captured by ultrasound. The photo of the American mother's children was taken by Fetal Vision Imaging. It would behoove [...]

April 11th, 2017|Tags: |

ST. LOUIS PRIEST EXONERATED

Bill Donohue A jury in a civil trial in Lincoln County, Missouri has exonerated Father Joseph Jiang of allegations that he had inappropriate contact with a high school girl back in 2012. The jury cleared [...]

April 7th, 2017|Tags: |

VETTING CATHERINE CORLESS

Bill Donohue  To the media in Ireland and England, and to some outlets in the United States, Catherine Corless is an Irish hero, a brave woman who uncovered a "mass grave" outside a Mother and [...]

April 6th, 2017|Tags: |

THOSE “EVIL” IRISH NUNS

Bill Donohue  This is the "President's Desk" article that appears in the April edition of the Catholic League journal, "Catalyst": When it comes to women, men have learned to be careful not to sound sexist [...]

April 3rd, 2017|Tags: |

ROLLINS COLLEGE AND ORLANDO SENTINEL

Bill Donohue Yesterday, I raised many questions about the account given by Rollins College officials in their handling of the dispute between Marshall Polston, the student who was suspended, and his professor, Areej Zufari. Some [...]

March 30th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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ARE THERE NO PRINCIPLES LEFT?

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue Catholic League members are not unfamiliar with the raging hypocrisy that governs our cultural elites. We know all about their unlimited tolerance for Catholic bashing, and their equally unlimited [...]

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GROUND ZERO MOSQUE IS MORALLY WRONG

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue As president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, and as a strong advocate of religious liberty, I am instinctively pulled towards support for building a mosque near [...]

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HOMOSEXUALITY AND SEXUAL ABUSE

The conventional wisdom maintains there is a pedophilia crisis in the Catholic Church. Popular as this position is, it is empirically wrong: the data show it has been a homosexual crisis all along. The evidence [...]

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UNDERSTANDING ANTHONY MALKIN

In New York, like all big cities, there are public notables, superstar  athletes, entertainers, politicians, community leaders, businessmen, venture capitalists, clergymen, artists, media personalities, actors, musicians—celebrities of all kinds—persons who stand out and are well [...]

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CULTURAL TOXINS

There are times when it would be great to be a fly on the wall, listening to how an unseemly discussion unfolds. I felt this way recently when I learned that Mother Teresa was being [...]

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THE CHRISTIAN POST

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

January 19th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

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

January 18th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Keep the Brew Flowing Sunday—Unless You Want to Watch a Paranoid Pope Who Doesn’t Believe in God"

January 12th, 2017|

NORTHJERSEY.COM

"Transgender man sues St. Joseph's in Paterson over denial of surgery"

January 5th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Federal Judge Puts Stop to Obama’s Rank Transgender Power Grab"

January 4th, 2017|

ARTSY.NET

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

December 23rd, 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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SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

June 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee": Samantha Bee is no stranger to Catholic bashing, so it was hardly surprising to [...]

RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on a new Pew Research Center poll on religion:  On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President [...]

RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

June 21st, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS AMERICANS ARE PRO-TRUMP

Catholic League President Bill Donohue comments on a new Pew Research Center poll on religion: On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President [...]

ATHEIST CHRISTIAN HATERS WIN IN COURT

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on ATHEIST CHRISTIAN HATERS WIN IN COURT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a First Amendment case that dealt a blow to religious liberty: For 75 years, Bayview Park, in a Pensacola, Florida neighborhood, has been [...]