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  • IS MALIA IN A DORM NAMED AFTER A SLAVEOWNER?

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue wants to know if Malia Obama is living in a dorm named after a slaveowner: On August 22, former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle helped their daughter, Malia, move into a dorm at Harvard University. One of the [...]

  • PUBLIC PANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Gallup survey comparing public schools to its alternatives: When the public is asked to rate public schools as excellent or good, it captures the vote of 44 percent. But 71 percent rate independent private schools as excellent [...]

  • VILE JESUS SEX SCENE ON AMC

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the August 21 episode of the AMC show "Preacher": NewsBusters deserves the credit for addressing this obscene episode of "Preacher," so I will simply direct everyone to its site to read about it (click here). Depicting Jesus in [...]

MEDIA SHRINKS ANALYZE POPE PHOTOS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are reacting to photos of the pope with U.S. presidents: International Business Times (IBT) wins the award for the most partisan media outlet reporting on [...]

May 24th, 2017|Tags: |

MEDIA SPIN TRUMP-POPE MEETING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are spinning the meeting between President Trump and Pope Francis: The first news report I heard this morning on the meeting between the president and [...]

May 24th, 2017|Tags: |

“TRUMP EFFECT” EVIDENT IN THE STATES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on state laws protecting unborn babies and affirming religious liberty: Human rights legislation is quickening in the states: protections for the unborn are gaining across the nation. Similarly, there [...]

May 23rd, 2017|Tags: |

CUNY SHOULD DISINVITE SARSOUR

Bill Donohue has written a letter to CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken asking him to disinvite terrorist sympathizer Linda Sarsour from giving the commencement address at the School of Public Health. To read the letter, [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

MORALLY CHALLENGED AMERICANS

Bill Donohue comments on two recent Gallup polls: Two fascinating Gallup polls have been released this month on the subject of morality. I will address the sexual issues that were surveyed. Americans believe the following [...]

May 22nd, 2017|Tags: |

POPE DISAGREED MORE WITH OBAMA

Bill Donohue comments on Obama’s opposition to Pope Francis on key moral issues: The media spin on how widely Pope Francis disagrees with President Trump is not only exaggerated, it offers no context: the pope [...]

May 17th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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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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After Conquering the Boy Scouts, What’s Next?

Bill in the news at Canada Free Press: William A. Donohue recognized what was happening as far back as 1993, in his booklet, “On the Front Line of the Culture War: Recent Attacks on the [...]

February 9th, 2017|

Trump Under Fire for Religion-Friendly Stance

From Bill’s latest article at CNSnews.com Neither President Donald Trump, nor his competitor, Hillary Clinton, are known for their devoutness, but unlike the loser, Trump is a reliable friend to people of faith. That is [...]

February 8th, 2017|

Christian Refugees Merit Priority Status

From Bill's latest article at Newsmax: In November of 2015, President Barack Obama told a G20 press conference that proposals to give priority status to Christian refugees from Syria were "shameful." He said, "We do [...]

February 2nd, 2017|

CNN.COM

"On Gorsuch, it's evangelicals vs. atheists"

February 1st, 2017|

LIFENEWS.COM

"Alliance of Pro-Life Groups Demands 'Mainstream Media' Fairly Cover the March for Life"

January 26th, 2017|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Alliance for Fair Coverage of Life Issues to News Networks: 'Cover the March for Life!'"

January 25th, 2017|
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THE WAR AGAINST CARDINAL PELL

Bill Donohue, Ph.D. President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights July 20, 2017 Meet the Accusers Cardinal George Pell's appearance before a Melbourne court on July 26 will be watched carefully all over the [...]

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 [...]

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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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IS MALIA IN A DORM NAMED AFTER A SLAVEOWNER?

August 23rd, 2017|Comments Off on IS MALIA IN A DORM NAMED AFTER A SLAVEOWNER?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wants to know if Malia Obama is living in a dorm named after a slaveowner: On August 22, former President Barack Obama and his wife [...]

PUBLIC PANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

August 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on PUBLIC PANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Gallup survey comparing public schools to its alternatives: When the public is asked to rate public schools as excellent or good, it [...]

VILE JESUS SEX SCENE ON AMC

August 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on VILE JESUS SEX SCENE ON AMC

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the August 21 episode of the AMC show "Preacher": NewsBusters deserves the credit for addressing this obscene episode of "Preacher," so I will [...]

SAINT SERRA STATUE DEFACED

August 21st, 2017|Comments Off on SAINT SERRA STATUE DEFACED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the defacement of a statue of Saint Junípero Serra: "Murder" was written on a statue of Saint Junípero Serra. His hands were painted [...]