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MEDIA COVER UP TEXAS KILLER’S ATHEISM


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  • MEDIA COVER UP TEXAS KILLER’S ATHEISM

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media have reported on the latest serial shooting: The news media and the pundits are wading through another fog trying to figure out why the latest serial killer went on a rampage. As a sociologist who [...]

  • ARTS COMMUNITY ISSUES FALSE ALARM

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an ad in today's New York Times: The American Academy of Arts and Letters took out a full-page ad in the May 24th edition of the New York Times. Here is what it said (in its exact format): [...]

  • MICHIGAN LAWMAKER MAKES BIGOTED REMARK

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a bigoted remark made by a Michigan lawmaker: Rep. Tim Greimel, a Democrat from Auburn Hills, Michigan, is a state lawmaker who is running for Congress. He just stuck his middle finger at Catholics. Not a smart move. [...]

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TRUMP PROPOSAL ON TITLE X IS WELCOME

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Trump's proposed Title X regulations: The federal government's Title X Family Planning program has always been prohibited from funding "programs where abortion is a method of family [...]

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PHILADELPHIA ARCHDIOCESE SUES CITY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the city of Philadelphia barring a Catholic agency from its foster care services: For over 100 years, the Catholic Church in Philadelphia has been serving children in need. [...]

May 18th, 2018|Tags: |
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LYING BY THE NUMBERS

Whenever there is a serious social problem, the media turn to experts to diagnose it and provide data. As it turns out, many of these persons are not experts at all—they are activists seeking to [...]

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HAPPINESS ELUDES COLLEGE STUDENTS

William A. Donohue The most popular course at Yale these days—enrolling 1,200 students (they had to move the class to a huge building)—is called Psychology and the Good Life. It's not just Yale where courses [...]

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NUDGING THE NEW YORK TIMES

William A. Donohue When the Catholic League objects to anti-Catholic art, we are routinely labeled censors by the artistic community, but when some of their liberal colleagues object to art that offends them—such as treating [...]

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MONUMENT MADNESS

William A. Donohue We live in strange times. Never before in American history have there been fewer victims of oppression, yet never before have more Americans laid claim to victim status. This is especially true [...]

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MAINSTREAMING MEANNESS

William A. Donohue Tony Alamo died on May 2nd. Stephen Colbert made headline news on May 3rd. Bill Maher made headline news on May 5th. Dan Savage was back in the news at the same [...]

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American Atheists Gone Wild

Bill In the News (National Catholic Register): Apparently, multiple women have made accusations against David Silverman, President of “American Atheists, Inc.” — the premier association, as they claim, of non-believers. It was founded by Madelyn [...]

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NYS CHILD VICTIMS ACT IS FLAWED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains the flaws in the Child Victims Act, a measure included in this year's budget by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. It is being widely distributed to lawmakers, bishops, and [...]

PRESS CONFERENCE ON “JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an anti-Christian play that previews on January 23: On January 23, "Jerry Springer: The Opera," a New Group production, will preview at the Pershing Square Signature Center, an [...]

SEXUAL DEVIANTS AND ENABLERS – PARTS I & II

PART I MEN ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT WHO HAVE A RECORD OF ANTI-CATHOLIC OFFENSES   ENTERTAINMENT:   Ben Affleck—After speaking out against Weinstein, the Oscar winner became the subject of his own sex assault narrative [...]

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 [...]

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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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VICTORY IN CONNECTICUT; BIGOTED JUDGE LOSES

May 25th, 2018|Comments Off on VICTORY IN CONNECTICUT; BIGOTED JUDGE LOSES

The Catholic League has been at odds with Connecticut Supreme Court Judge Andrew McDonald since he was a state senator. More recently, we worked to educate the public about his [...]

HHS MANDATE DEFEATED

May 25th, 2018|Comments Off on HHS MANDATE DEFEATED

The Obamacare Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate forcing Catholic non-profits to provide coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization, was recently dealt a lethal blow by U.S. District Court [...]

DOLORES GRIER—CHAMPION OF THE UNBORN

May 25th, 2018|Comments Off on DOLORES GRIER—CHAMPION OF THE UNBORN

William A. Donohue On February 22, we lost a good one. Dolores Grier was one of the most committed Catholics I ever met, and one of the nation's strongest defenders [...]

THE CONTROVERSY OVER EDGARDO MORTARA

May 25th, 2018|Comments Off on THE CONTROVERSY OVER EDGARDO MORTARA

Ronald J. Rychlak Vittorio Messori, Kidnapped by the Vatican? The Unpublished Memoirs of Edgardo Mortara (Ignatius Press 2017) On Wednesday June 23, 1858, a knock came on the door of [...]

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