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 [...]

“HAMILTON” ACTOR SHOWS HIS REAL COLORS

Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by the star of "Hamilton" that deserve a response: Over the weekend, Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who plays Aaron Burr in the musical, "Hamilton," scolded Vice-President Elect Mike [...]

November 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

GOOD FRIDAY AXED BY INDIANA MAYOR

Bill Donohue comments on Good Friday being censored by the mayor of Bloomington, Indiana: Bloomington, Indiana Mayor John Hamilton stuck his middle finger in the face of all Christians by taking his axe to Good [...]

November 21st, 2016|Tags: |

“O’NEALS” IS CRASHING

Bill Donohue comments on "The Real O'Neals": "The Real O'Neals" draws fewer viewers on Tuesday nights during prime time than any other show on ABC. Here's the proof. 8:00 "The Middle" draws 6.16 million viewers [...]

November 17th, 2016|Tags: |

CHRISTMAS FILMS PAST AND PRESENT

Bill Donohue The corruption of American culture is evident in many ways, but few markers are more telling than the way Hollywood entertains us at Christmastime. It was 70 years ago when "It's a Wonderful [...]

November 16th, 2016|Tags: |

COLUMBIA AND HARVARD DISCOVER CIVILITY

Bill Donohue comments on recent events at Columbia and Harvard: Columbia University's wrestling team has been accused of making offensive comments about blacks, women, and gays. Harvard's men's soccer team has been accused of making [...]

November 15th, 2016|Tags: |

NEW YORK TIMES RIPS TRUMP’S “CLANNISHNESS”

Bill Donohue comments on a New York Times news story on hiring in the next presidential administration: On the front-page of the November 12 edition of the New York Times, there was a story on [...]

November 14th, 2016|Tags: |

CHANGE CAN BE PAINFUL

Bill Donohue comments on electoral results of an interesting kind: Americans have been told over and over again by well-educated liberals  that they need to jettison their tired ways and become more accepting of change. [...]

November 11th, 2016|Tags: |

MACY’S IS SLIDING

Bill Donohue comments on Macy's financial health and why it is of interest to the Catholic League: Macy's is in trouble not only for unleashing its Thought Police against innocent workers, it is hurting financially. [...]

November 10th, 2016|Tags: |

THE EGGHEADS BLEW IT

Bill Donohue comments on Donald Trump's victory: I tweeted the following on November 4. "Bill Kristol, who has been wrong all along, now says Hillary will win bigger than Obama did in 2012. My takeaway—it's [...]

November 9th, 2016|Tags: |

“TOSH.O” BASKS IN FILTH

Bill Donohue comments on last night's Comedy Central show, "Tosh.O": "Tosh.O" is one of the many vehicles Comedy Central uses to mock Catholicism, and host Daniel Tosh delivered again last night. He used a woman [...]

November 9th, 2016|Tags: |
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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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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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WHAT INSPIRES FATHER RICK

n last month’s edition of Catalyst, I discussed the heroics of Father Richard Frechette, the priest/physician who has labored among the dispossessed in Haiti for over two decades. Now I want to explain what inspires this [...]

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FATHER RICK: HAITIAN HERO

Mother Teresa never sought fame—she was content to simply care for the sick and indigent without notice or fanfare. While she was unique in many ways, she was not the first, or the last, of [...]

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BLACKS, JEWS, GAYS AND CATHOLICS

Every demographic group has its Catholic League equivalent, namely a civil rights organization that fights for the rights of its constituents. But we’re different, at least in one respect: we not only defend individuals, we [...]

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ABORTION NEWS IS MORE GOOD THAN BAD

As we mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, there is good news and bad news on abortion. The good news is that more Americans identify with the pro-life message than ever before; the bad [...]

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NEWSMAX.COM

"Bill Donohue: Clinton Must Fire John Podesta"

October 12th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Media Have Enormous Tolerance for Intolerance Against Catholics"

October 12th, 2016|

BRNOW.ORG

"Pew: Americans divided over religious liberty"

October 7th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Cults In the Workplace"

October 7th, 2016|

THE CHRISTIAN POST

"Richard Dawkins 'Is to Catholics What KKK Is to Blacks,' Says Catholic League Pres. Blasting 'Blasphemy Rights Day'"

September 30th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Blasphemy Rights Day Is a Farce"

September 28th, 2016|

LIFE SITE NEWS

"Archbishop rebukes US gvmt official’s claim that religious liberty is just ‘code’ for ‘homophobia’"

September 19th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Catholics for Choice Gambit Fails"

September 14th, 2016|

NEWSBUSTERS.ORG

"Empire State Building Honors ABC's View, Rejected Mother Teresa Tribute"

September 7th, 2016|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Rev. Graham: 'Socialists and Atheists Are Scared to Death of the Church'"

September 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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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, [...]