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  • HHS CRITICS GO OFF THE DEEP END

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how opponents reacted to several new religious freedom initiatives: The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took several welcome steps last week to roll back Obama era policies that undermined the conscience rights and religious [...]

  • 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 off-Broadway venue. That morning, at 9:30 a.m., I will hold [...]

  • HBO REFUSES TO SANCTION MAHER

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's Friday night show: HBO chief Richard Plepler refuses to sanction Bill Maher, even though he was deluged with a petition in November by outraged Catholics protesting Maher's bigotry. Maher gives most demographic groups a pass, but [...]

HHS CRITICS GO OFF THE DEEP END

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how opponents reacted to several new religious freedom initiatives: The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took several welcome steps last week to roll back [...]

January 23rd, 2018|Tags: |

HBO REFUSES TO SANCTION MAHER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's Friday night show: HBO chief Richard Plepler refuses to sanction Bill Maher, even though he was deluged with a petition in November by outraged Catholics protesting [...]

January 22nd, 2018|Tags: |

NYC MONUMENTS STAY, SAVE ONE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a report that made recommendations on what to do about certain New York City monuments: The New York City commission empowered to assess the propriety of having controversial [...]

January 12th, 2018|Tags: |

CBS SHOW GIVES MUSLIMS A PASS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses last night's episode of "Young Sheldon" on CBS: The January 11 episode of the CBS show, "Young Sheldon," mildly lambasted Buddhism, Judaism, Hinduism, Protestantism (Baptists), Zoroastrianism, the Church of [...]

January 12th, 2018|Tags: |
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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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VETTING CATHERINE CORLESS

William A. Donohue To the media in Ireland and England, and to some outlets in the United States, Catherine Corless is an Irish hero, a brave woman who uncovered a "mass grave" outside a Mother [...]

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THOSE “EVIL” IRISH NUNS

William A. Donohue When it comes to women, men have learned to be careful not to sound sexist or condescending. If they are perceived as such, they will be stigmatized. There is one exception: they [...]

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POLITICIZING THE CULTURE

William A Donohue Politics is everywhere, and it's getting out of control. We now have the likes of LeBron James and Serena Williams, two talented athletes, publicly taking up the cause of Black Lives Matter, [...]

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TRUMP WILL BE RELIGION-FRIENDLY

From The President's Desk William A. Donohue January/February 2017 Issue of Catalyst None of the three biggest vote getters in the primaries—Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders—are known for their deeply rooted religious convictions. [...]

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Calling Out Hollywood’s Phony #MeToo Crusade

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: All the Hollywood gals, and many of the guys, are desperate to show how protective they are of women being exploited by men, but few of them mean it. If [...]

January 11th, 2018|

No, Catholicism Is Not Inclusive

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: When the pastor of a rural Minnesota Catholic church learned that three male musicians each claimed to be married to a man, he dismissed them. When officials at a suburban [...]

January 10th, 2018|
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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 [...]

POPE FRANCIS QUOTES ON KEY ISSUES

Abortion "It is God who gives life. Let us respect and love human life, especially vulnerable life in a mother's womb." "A pregnant woman isn't carrying a toothbrush in her belly, or a tumor…We are [...]

MEDIA GUIDE TO PHONY CATHOLIC GROUPS

To read how these 15 dissident organizations are falsely marketing themselves as truly Catholic entities, click here.

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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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HHS CRITICS GO OFF THE DEEP END

January 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on HHS CRITICS GO OFF THE DEEP END

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how opponents reacted to several new religious freedom initiatives: The Trump administration's Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) took several welcome steps [...]

PRESS CONFERENCE ON “JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA”

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]

HBO REFUSES TO SANCTION MAHER

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on HBO REFUSES TO SANCTION MAHER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's Friday night show: HBO chief Richard Plepler refuses to sanction Bill Maher, even though he was deluged with a petition in [...]

POPE ACCUSES ALLEGED VICTIMS OF SLANDER

January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on POPE ACCUSES ALLEGED VICTIMS OF SLANDER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Pope Francis in Chile: "The day someone brings me proof against Bishop Barros, then I will talk," Pope Francis told [...]