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Modern Catholicism, the Antithesis of Fundamentalism
March 21st, 2016 | Catalyst Online, Essay

Robert Royal Anti-Catholicism in America stems from many sources. Historically, of course, this predominantly Protestant nation had a built-in prejudice against Catholics, on theological grounds. But there were many other factors as well. Our mostly British early Americans also resented it when large waves of immigrants—Irish, German, Polish, Italian,... [Read more...]


BILL MAHER OFFENDS YET AGAIN
March 21st, 2016 | Catalyst Online, Features

When serial anti-Catholic bigots Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane get together, it is a sure fire recipe for new lows in tastelessness. And that’s what we got on HBO a couple of weeks ago, as MacFarlane appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “…you’re so lucky that you do cartoons,” Maher told the creator of... [Read more...]


NEW NBC SHOW TAKES SHOT AT PRIESTS
February 1st, 2016 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on a slur against priests in NBC’s new show, “You, Me and the Apocalypse”: “My job’s to prove they felt up kids …” That’s how “Father Jude,” the foul-mouthed priest character in NBC’s new show, “You, Me and the Apocalypse,” describes his role as “Devil’s... [Read more...]


HOW ABORTION BECAME FEMINISM’S HOLY GRAIL
January 26th, 2016 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

Rick Hinshaw Sue Ellen Browder, Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2015)      Over the years, others have noted the hypocrisies of the so-called women’s movement, as its self-appointed leaders abandoned broad principles of equality for a radical feminist ideology.... [Read more...]


BILL MAHER OFFENDS YET AGAIN
January 25th, 2016 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher’s latest assault on decency: When serial anti-Catholic bigots Bill Maher and Seth MacFarlane get together, it is a sure fire recipe for new lows in tastelessness. And that’s what we got on HBO last Friday night, as MacFarlane appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher.” “…you’re... [Read more...]


ABORTION SURVIVORS MATTER
January 22nd, 2016 | Latest News Releases

In the current issue of Catalyst, the Catholic League journal, Bill Donohue ran an excerpt of testimony given by Melissa Ohden last September before the House Judiciary Committee. Her mother tried to abort her, but the “procedure” failed. In commemoration of the March for Life, we are making available this  selection of what the founder... [Read more...]


NEBRASKA BISHOPS RIP GENDER IDEOLOGY
January 20th, 2016 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by Nebraska bishops opposing a gender identity policy pushed by a state organization: The Nebraska National School Activities Association has voted—against the express will of a majority of its districts—to allow transgender participation in high school sports and other activities. The three Nebraska Catholic... [Read more...]


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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY FRIGHTENS SECULARISTS
January 14th, 2016 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on Religious Freedom Day: January 16 is Religious Freedom Day, a day that most Americans are proud to support. There are some, however, who are frightened by it. Frederick Clarkson is frightened. He is the author of “When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of the Christian Right,” an analysis of Christian... [Read more...]


COVERING UP FOR ACT UP
January 11th, 2016 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on a story in today’s New York Times: New York Times reporter James Barron has a story today about former Senate majority leader George Mitchell being named the grand marshal of this year’s New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade. He mentions that a gay group led by Brendan Fay is being allowed to march in this year’s... [Read more...]


NO “SPOTLIGHT” ON HOLLYWOOD CHILD RAPE

William A. Donohue In the run-up to the November 6 debut of “Spotlight,” movie reviewers hailed it as an eye-opening account of the sexual abuse scandal that occurred in the Boston Archdiocese. But Hollywood has no interest in turning its cameras on itself, which is why the public’s eyes have been shut tight from seeing a movie that... [Read more...]