MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

To read Bill Donohue’s analysis of the corrupt victims’ lobby, SNAP, click here.

Tomorrow, February 18, Bill Donohue will be a guest on Sr. Marie Pappas’ “Pathways of Learning” to discuss his book on Mother Teresa.
It airs at 7am and 6pm ET on Sirius XM radio’s “The Catholic Channel.”

  • MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

    Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he was all of these and more. I have many fond memories of my exchanges with [...]

  • RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

    RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

    Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. Consistent with previous Pew surveys, the methodology is sound. But the commentary by reporters and [...]

  • RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

    RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

    Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in America." Hopefully, it will accelerate the push to secure [...]

JACK CHICK’S DEATH AND LEGACY

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Jack Chick: Jack Chick, the anti-Catholic cartoonist and publisher, died on October 23 at the age of 92. Chick's goal was to convince Protestants that Roman Catholicism was [...]

October 25th, 2016|Tags: |

ANOTHER SAMANTHA BEE VULGAR RANT

Bill Donohue comments on Samantha Bee's diatribe against Catholic hospitals: Samantha Bee's hatred for the Catholic Church is palpable. And it was on full display in her tirade last night on her TBS show. The [...]

October 25th, 2016|Tags: |

Catholic Left Mixing Church and State

Bill Donohue comments on the latest Wikileaks email exchanges between John Podesta and one of his "Catholic" groups: Previous Wikileaks emails show that John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, created Catholics in Alliance for the [...]

October 24th, 2016|Tags: |

APOLOGISTS FOR PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION

Bill Donohue comments on reaction to Donald Trump's criticisms of partial-birth abortion: Lying about abortion is a cottage industry, so it was hardly surprising to learn that pro-abortion advocates would label Donald Trump a liar [...]

October 21st, 2016|Tags: |

STD RATES AT RECORD HIGH

Bill Donohue comments on the "Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2015" report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Never before have more young people been subjected to "progressive" sex education than today; never [...]

October 20th, 2016|Tags: |

NEW YORK TIMES ERECTS CEMENT CEILING

Bill Donohue comments on the incestuous hiring at the New York Times: Pleas for more diversity and inclusion are a mantra at the New York Times. For example, it demands more inclusion in the Catholic [...]

October 19th, 2016|Tags: |

AMAZON AND WALMART INSULT CATHOLICS

Bill Donohue comments on the way Amazon and Walmart are handling offensive Halloween costumes this year: Amazon and Walmart have one standard for transgender persons and one for Catholics: they will not tolerate the slightest [...]

October 18th, 2016|Tags: |

EXCUSING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Bill Donohue comments on how some are treating the Podesta-Wikileaks scandal: There was a time, not too long ago, when Catholics on the left could be expected to at least feign outrage over anti-Catholicism. But [...]

October 17th, 2016|Tags: |

NEW YORK TIMES WRONG ON CARDINAL DOLAN

Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today's New York Times: The editorial in today's New York Times, "Victims of Priests' Abuse Face a Choice," must be challenged on several counts. Its principal focus is [...]

October 17th, 2016|Tags: |

CLINTON’S BIGOTS INVOKE CATHOLIC STATUS

Bill Donohue comments on the latest development in the Podesta-Wikileaks scandal: Hillary Clinton's anti-Catholic campaign chairman, John Podesta, and her anti-Catholic communications director, Jennifer Palmieri, both claim Catholic status. Some are defending them from the [...]

October 14th, 2016|Tags: |
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CULTURE WAR READY TO EXPLODE

William A. Donohue We have been in the throes of a culture war for the past half-century, but never has it been more imperative to buckle your seat belts until now. Quite frankly, the culture [...]

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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 [...]

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“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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS: PAST AND PRESENT

William A. Donohue Every four years the big political prize is up for grabs, and with it comes pressure politics of an unrelenting sort. This campaign season is no exception, but what is different for [...]

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SCIENCE UNDERMINES ABORTION ACTIVISTS

William A. Donohue Abortion activists never tire of bragging how much they want to empower women, allowing them to make informed choices regarding abortion. The truth is just the opposite: champions of abortion are threatened [...]

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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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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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MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

February 17th, 2017|Comments Off on MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he [...]

RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

February 16th, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. [...]

A Militant Secular Agenda Is Being Imposed on Americans

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on A Militant Secular Agenda Is Being Imposed on Americans

From Bill's latest article at CNSnews.com On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in [...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

February 15th, 2017|Comments Off on RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on [...]