Catholic League 2018-01-02T15:04:12+00:00
  • “SPRINGER OPERA” REVIEWS ARE TELLING

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reviews of "Jerry Springer: The Opera," which officially opened on February 22nd in New York City (previews began January 23rd): Here is a sample of what theater critics said about "Jerry Springer: The Opera" when it was performed [...]

  • IRISH CENTRAL SMEARS BILLY GRAHAM

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Irish Central article on Rev. Billy Graham: As I have pointed out before, Niall O'Dowd of Irish Central is a proud Irishman and an irresponsible critic of the Catholic Church, one who takes delight in Church scandals, [...]

  • CHRISTIANS BEWARE OF UNILEVER

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue advises Christians to be wary of Unilever's arm twisting of Facebook and Google: On February 12, Unilever, the worldwide consumer goods giant—it sells Lipton, Dove, Hellmans, and over 400 other products—announced that it was pressuring Facebook and Google to act [...]

“SPRINGER OPERA” REVIEWS ARE TELLING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reviews of "Jerry Springer: The Opera," which officially opened on February 22nd in New York City (previews began January 23rd): Here is a sample of what theater critics [...]

February 23rd, 2018|

IRISH CENTRAL SMEARS BILLY GRAHAM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Irish Central article on Rev. Billy Graham: As I have pointed out before, Niall O'Dowd of Irish Central is a proud Irishman and an irresponsible critic of [...]

February 22nd, 2018|

CHRISTIANS BEWARE OF UNILEVER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue advises Christians to be wary of Unilever's arm twisting of Facebook and Google: On February 12, Unilever, the worldwide consumer goods giant—it sells Lipton, Dove, Hellmans, and over 400 other [...]

February 21st, 2018|Tags: |

REV. BILLY GRAHAM, R.I.P.

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Rev. Billy Graham: Growing up Catholic in New York in the 1950s, the Catholic we most identified with was Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, the first televangelist. The Protestant [...]

February 21st, 2018|Tags: |

COMEDY CENTRAL SHOW ATTACKS CHRIST

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest assault by Comedy Central on Catholicism: They really hate Christians, especially Catholics. Indeed, that is the most defining characteristic of those employed by Comedy Central. It [...]

February 15th, 2018|Tags: |

TRUMP’S BID TO AX THE NEA

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses how President Trump's new budget affects the National Endowment for the Arts: President Trump's new budget envisions the end of the National Endowment for the Arts. Its death is [...]

February 13th, 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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Comedy Central’s Latest Outburst of Bigotry

  Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: Last week we noted how the Comedy Central show, "Corporate," assaulted Christ. That was bad enough, but after we flagged what happened on the February 14 episode, Jake Weisman, co-creator and [...]

February 20th, 2018|

Yes, Nancy Pelosi Is Indeed Irreplaceable

  Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: Rep. Nancy Pelosi is so committed to the rights of illegal immigrants that she took to the floor of the House two nights ago and spoke for 8 hours [...]

February 9th, 2018|

Glaring Omission in Nicholas von Hoffman’s Obits

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: The obituary columns on Nicholas von Hoffman that appear in today's editions of the New York Times and the Washington Post have one glaring omission: neither mentions that von Hoffman, a long-time critic of [...]

February 2nd, 2018|

Bill Donohue on Trump’s First Year

Bill in the news: Christian Review: Trump’s persona may be difficult to take, but his policies on many issues are a welcome change from the decisions rendered by the Obama administration. It is not even [...]

January 25th, 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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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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“SPRINGER OPERA” REVIEWS ARE TELLING

February 23rd, 2018|Comments Off on “SPRINGER OPERA” REVIEWS ARE TELLING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reviews of "Jerry Springer: The Opera," which officially opened on February 22nd in New York City (previews began January 23rd): Here is a [...]

IRISH CENTRAL SMEARS BILLY GRAHAM

February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on IRISH CENTRAL SMEARS BILLY GRAHAM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Irish Central article on Rev. Billy Graham: As I have pointed out before, Niall O'Dowd of Irish Central is a proud Irishman [...]

Lesbian Couple Sue Catholic Group, Gov’t Agencies After They’re Turned Down as Foster Parent Hopefuls

February 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Lesbian Couple Sue Catholic Group, Gov’t Agencies After They’re Turned Down as Foster Parent Hopefuls

Bill In  the News (LifeZette): “It’s a matter of gay bullying and harassment,” said Catholic League President Bill Donohue on Tuesday night’s “The Ingraham Angle.” “They’re gay activists. They are [...]

CHRISTIANS BEWARE OF UNILEVER

February 21st, 2018|Comments Off on CHRISTIANS BEWARE OF UNILEVER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue advises Christians to be wary of Unilever's arm twisting of Facebook and Google: On February 12, Unilever, the worldwide consumer goods giant—it sells Lipton, Dove, [...]

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