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ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

  • ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a protest by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): FFRF co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor have written a letter to the president of the University of Michigan protesting the school's football team attending a papal audience [...]

  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD GALA IS SICK

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Planned Parenthood event that will honor Hillary Clinton and Shonda Rhimes on May 2 in New York City: They are billing it as "a once in a lifetime Gala, 100 Years Strong: The Celebration of the Century." [...]

  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACKED IN CALIFORNIA

    Bill Donohue comments on legislation targeting religious employers in California: Under the guise of "anti-discrimination," a pro-abortion California assemblywoman is pushing a bill that would bar faith-based codes of conduct for employees of religious organizations. AB 569 specifically targets codes of conduct involving employees' "reproductive [...]

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," [...]

January 18th, 2017|Tags: |

STEVEN MCDONALD, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Steven McDonald: New York City Police Officer Steven McDonald passed away yesterday. Two years ago, in my book, The Catholic Advantage: Why Health, Happiness and Heaven Await the [...]

January 11th, 2017|Tags: |

SHOWTIME GETS NASTY

Bill Donohue comments on "The Nasty Show Volume II": "Comedian Brad Williams hosts some of the most deranged minds in comedy." That is the way Showtime plugs "The Nasty Show Volume II." Deranged is actually [...]

January 9th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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FALSE ECUMENISM

The Catholic Church is committed to strong interreligious relations, as well it should be. Being respectful of other religions is a good thing, and it very often leads to crucial coalitions on timely political, economic, [...]

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PROBLEM PERSONALITIES

Taylor Swift is a teenager who received an MTV Video Music Award in September. But rapper Kanye West thought singer Beyoncé should have won. This wouldn’t have been newsworthy except for what he did: he [...]

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SECULAR SABOTAGE

The first book that I wrote, The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, was published in 1985. The groundwork for that book had already been done: my NYU dissertation was on “Organizational Change Within the [...]

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OBAMA AND NOTRE DAME

When I first learned that President Barack Obama was invited to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree at the University of Notre Dame, I walked into McGeever’s pub and told the [...]

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CATHOLIC LEFT HAS LOST ITS MOORINGS

Throughout American history, there has been an uneasy relationship between those on the left side of the political spectrum who are religious,  and those who are secular. It has been obvious that the two groups [...]

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BUSY ON ALL FRONTS

William A. Donohue Last December I wrote a president’s desk piece titled, “Culture War Ready to Explode.” I predicted that the election of Barack Obama would occasion a fierce battle between traditionalists and modernists, and [...]

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"Where Are the Christians? Federal Judge Notes Refugee Bias"

November 1st, 2016|

DAILY NEWS

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

October 27th, 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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ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on ATHEISTS PROTEST POPE MEETING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a protest by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): FFRF co-presidents Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor have written a letter to the [...]

Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on Vendetta against Catholic activist sinks in court

Bill in the news: One News Now "After three long years, the Catholic League and its founder, Bill Donohue, have received a verdict in a defamation lawsuit filed by Jon [...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GALA IS SICK

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on PLANNED PARENTHOOD GALA IS SICK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Planned Parenthood event that will honor Hillary Clinton and Shonda Rhimes on May 2 in New York City: They are billing it [...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACKED IN CALIFORNIA

April 25th, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACKED IN CALIFORNIA

Bill Donohue comments on legislation targeting religious employers in California: Under the guise of "anti-discrimination," a pro-abortion California assemblywoman is pushing a bill that would bar faith-based codes of conduct [...]