New Front Page 2017-03-20T17:45:30+00:00

KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

  • KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

    Bill Donohue We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. On her Kimoji Instagram page, Kardashian presents an image of herself as the Virgin Mary; [...]

  • OPPOSING ABORTION IS NOT ENOUGH

    Bill Donohue Having good intentions is no guarantee that noble ends will be reached.  This is as true for raising children as it is for crafting laws. Similarly, reaching the right conclusion is not a sufficient condition for justice. To wit: Abortion is the intentional [...]

  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CASE BEFORE HIGH COURT

    Bill Donohue The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward: when it comes to the disbursement of public funds for a secular purpose, can a state treat a religious entity in [...]

IS OBAMA ANTI-CHRISTMAS?

President Obama made the following remarks in a recent NPR interview: "I've had to live through controversies like the notion that I was trying to kill Christmas. Right? Well, where'd that come from? Well, I [...]

December 22nd, 2016|Tags: |

MEDIA IGNORE ANOTHER ABUSE STORY

Bill Donohue comments on the media's selective interest in sexual abuse: If a priest is accused of inappropriately touching a minor, it makes the news. When other segments of society—teachers, Hollywood studio executives, therapists—are accused, [...]

December 19th, 2016|Tags: |

VIACOM’S FAKE NEWS

Bill Donohue exposes Viacom as a fraud: The media are in a rage these days over what they call "fake news." But few Americans take them seriously, nor should they. Take Viacom, the media giant. [...]

December 14th, 2016|Tags: |

NATIVITY SCENE IN CENTRAL PARK

Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League's crèche: Every year there are many news stories on the unconstitutionality of displaying a nativity scene on public property. Some of those stories are simply wrong. There can [...]

December 13th, 2016|Tags: |
View More

KERRY KENNEDY CATHOLICS

William A. Donohue A Pew survey recently revealed that no religion has lost more adherents, proportionately speaking, than Catholicism. That may be true, but it is also true that no other religion is beset with [...]

Tags: |

“COMMON GROUND” CATHOLICS

William A. Donohue After George W. Bush won reelection in 2004, it was disclosed that “values voters” played a major role in defeating the Democrats. More than any other issue, it was abortion that proved [...]

Tags: |

MILITANT ATHEISM UNLEASHED

William A. Donohue When I spoke to a reporter from Providence about a play that mocked the Eucharist, I unloaded. Fortunately, he listened to me explain the source of my anger. “Because this is the [...]

Tags: |

POWER TO THE PEOPLE?

William A. Donohue In the 1960s, left-wing radicals loved to shout, “Power to the People.” They didn’t mean it then, and the aging extremists sure don’t mean it now. Laura Ingraham means it—she even wrote [...]

Tags: |

INTERNET PLUSES AND MINUSES

William A. Donohue Libel laws in this country divide the population in two: private persons and public persons. Following New York Times v. Sullivan in 1964, the former category is entitled to plenty of protection while the [...]

Tags: |

THE PROFESSORS AND THE POPE

William A. Donohue When Pope Benedict XVI succeeded Pope John Paul II, the Catholic Church was blessed to have two back-to-back intellectuals of the highest order ascend to the throne of Peter. Even though most [...]

Tags: |

ALL WE ASK FOR IS FAIRNESS

William A. Donohue Advocacy organizations like the Catholic League have to expect that not everyone is going to like what they do. But is it too much to ask that our critics be fair? Fairness [...]

Tags: |
View More

LIFE SITE NEWS

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

September 19th, 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|

NEWSMAX.COM

"Bill Donohue: Mother Teresa's Critics Couldn't Stand Her Goodness"

September 1st, 2016|

BIZPAC REVIEW

"Weiner pics show Democrat sexted with his kid – now child protective services are involved"

September 1st, 2016|
View More

Catholic League Press Alerts

Search By Category

Special Reports

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 [...]

View All Special Reports

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 [...]

View All Annual Reports

Most Shared Posts

KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

April 21st, 2017|Comments Off on KIM KARDASHIAN IS NO VIRGIN MARY

Bill Donohue We've never seen any indication that Kim Kardashian venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary—she is a former porn star—so her latest headline-grabbing stunt can only be seen as exploitative. [...]

OPPOSING ABORTION IS NOT ENOUGH

April 20th, 2017|Comments Off on OPPOSING ABORTION IS NOT ENOUGH

Bill Donohue Having good intentions is no guarantee that noble ends will be reached.  This is as true for raising children as it is for crafting laws. Similarly, reaching the [...]

Church and State Case Could Separate Kids from Playground

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Church and State Case Could Separate Kids from Playground

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward. When it comes [...]

Religious Liberty, Playgrounds, and the Supreme Court

April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Religious Liberty, Playgrounds, and the Supreme Court

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in an important religious liberty case. The issue is pretty straight forward: when it comes [...]