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“ORNITHOLOGIST” IS KINKY FLICK

  • “ORNITHOLOGIST” IS KINKY FLICK

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on "The Ornithologist," a movie that is not endearing to Catholics: "The Most Blasphemous Movie of the Year." That is how a reviewer in the Daily Beast puts it. This is rather presumptuous: we are only half way through [...]

  • SHOWTIME GETS FILTHY

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's episode of the Showtime series, "I'm Dying Up Here": One wonders why they do it. Why do comedy writers find it next to impossible not to tell a filthy joke about Catholics? The setting for "I'm [...]

  • BIG WIN FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer: At issue is whether the state has a right to deny public funds to a religious entity when the disbursement is for a secular purpose. In other [...]

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 [...]

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ROLLINS COLLEGE DRAMA CONTINUES

Bill Donohue Yesterday, we addressed news reports about a Rollins College student, Marshall Polston, who was suspended following an exchange with his professor, Areej Zufari. It is claimed that Zufari punished Polston after he disagreed [...]

March 29th, 2017|Tags: |
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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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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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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|

CNSNEWS.COM

"Obama Spent Last 8 Years Sticking It to Catholics and Catholic Church"

December 16th, 2016|

DAILYMAIL.COM

"Microsoft sparks controversy with holiday ad which promotes causes such as Black Lives Matter and says 2016 has been 'negative'"

December 12th, 2016|

GOP USA

"Retailer inflexible about controversial policy"

December 8th, 2016|

WORLD RELIGION NEWS

"FFRF and American Atheists Declare Annual Christmas 'War on State/Church Separation' has Started"

December 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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“ORNITHOLOGIST” IS KINKY FLICK

June 27th, 2017|Comments Off on “ORNITHOLOGIST” IS KINKY FLICK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on "The Ornithologist," a movie that is not endearing to Catholics: "The Most Blasphemous Movie of the Year." That is how a reviewer in [...]

SHOWTIME GETS FILTHY

June 26th, 2017|Comments Off on SHOWTIME GETS FILTHY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's episode of the Showtime series, "I'm Dying Up Here": One wonders why they do it. Why do comedy writers find it [...]

More Religious Liberty Victories Needed to Restore Fidelity to Original Purpose of 1st Amendment

June 26th, 2017|Comments Off on More Religious Liberty Victories Needed to Restore Fidelity to Original Purpose of 1st Amendment

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer today. At issue is whether the state has a right to [...]

BIG WIN FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

June 26th, 2017|Comments Off on BIG WIN FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer: At issue is whether the state has a right to deny public [...]