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  • NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the legality of nativity scenes on public property: Can religious symbols be displayed on public property? Yes, but it is a qualified yes. Today, the Catholic League erected a life-size nativity scene in Central Park, on a piece [...]

  • MEDIA POLITICS EXPLAIN POPE COVERAGE

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent news reports on Pope Francis: A cardinal holds a beatification ceremony in Algeria for 19 monks, nuns and other Catholics who were killed during Algeria's civil war in the 1990s. Pope Francis addresses an international conference celebrating [...]

  • SCRIBBLING SCREWBALL RIPS BISHOP THOMAS TOBIN

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a critic of Providence, Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin: A screwball is loose at the Providence Journal, but she doesn't work in the office. Indeed, she doesn't live in Rhode Island. She splits her time between Florida and [...]

Catholic League Press Alerts

REMEMBERING GEORGE H.W. BUSH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue recalls his memories of the late President George H.W. Bush: During the 1988 presidential campaign, I was a Bradley Resident Scholar at The Heritage Foundation. My first book, The Politics [...]

December 5th, 2018|Tags: |

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY V. THE WALL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a controversy over the First Amendment and national security: Building a wall to protect our borders is a legitimate national security issue, but it should not be done [...]

December 5th, 2018|Tags: |

VICTORY FOR PRIESTS’ RIGHTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a court ruling in Pennsylvania yesterday: On December 3, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled in a 6-1 decision that the Pennsylvania grand jury report on the Catholic clergy [...]

December 4th, 2018|Tags: |
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FIDELITY AND COURAGE NEEDED NOW

"Fidelity, fidelity, fidelity." That was Father Richard John Neuhaus' answer to the clergy sexual abuse crisis that exploded in 2002. It still is a great tonic, but it is incomplete: courage is also needed. Priests [...]

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MARX’S BLOODY LEGACY

William A. Donohue May 5th marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx. He is being celebrated by those who are horrified by Hitler, which makes their opposition to genocide phony. What Marx [...]

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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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LGBT Debate Shackles Trump Harassment Police

Bill In the News (Bloomberg Law): A political dispute over LGBT and religious rights is threatening to handcuff the Trump administration agency that enforces harassment and discrimination law in the midst of the #MeToo era. [...]

December 3rd, 2018|

Prominent local Catholics demand reforms to Buffalo Diocese

Bill In The News (Buffalo News): Several prominent Catholics angry about the Buffalo Diocese’s ongoing clergy sex abuse scandal announced Thursday they have started an effort to reform the diocese’s governance structure and restore trust [...]

November 1st, 2018|

Prepare to be offended this Halloween

Bill In The News (New York Post): Earlier this month, the costume company Yandy gathered members of the media at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District to unveil its newest offerings for Halloween. On [...]

October 27th, 2018|

Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation

Bill In The News (Associated Press): Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the [...]

October 12th, 2018|
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REFUTACIÓN DEL INFORME DEL GRAN JURADO DE PENNSYLVANIA

Bill Donohue, Ph.D. Presidente Liga Católica para los Derechos Civiles y Religiosos 16 de agosto de 2018 A diferencia de la mayoría de los comentaristas y reporteros, he leído la mayor parte del informe del [...]

PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT DEBUNKED

Bill Donohue, Ph.D. President Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights August 16, 2018 Unlike most commentators and reporters, I have read most of the Pennsylvania grand jury report. The purpose of this statement is [...]

The Catholic Church and Sexual Abuse

To read Bill Donohue's analysis of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church that appeared in an international social science journal, click here.

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 [...]

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Annual Reports

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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NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK

December 12th, 2018|Comments Off on NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the legality of nativity scenes on public property: Can religious symbols be displayed on public property? Yes, but it is a qualified yes. [...]

Catholic League Protests Media Silence over Pope’s Condemnation of Abortion

December 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Catholic League Protests Media Silence over Pope’s Condemnation of Abortion

Bill In The News (Breitbart); The mainstream media cherry-picks the pope’s words to suit their own agenda, said Catholic League president Bill Donahue on Tuesday, which explains why they completely silenced [...]

MEDIA POLITICS EXPLAIN POPE COVERAGE

December 11th, 2018|Comments Off on MEDIA POLITICS EXPLAIN POPE COVERAGE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent news reports on Pope Francis: A cardinal holds a beatification ceremony in Algeria for 19 monks, nuns and other Catholics who were [...]

SCRIBBLING SCREWBALL RIPS BISHOP THOMAS TOBIN

December 10th, 2018|Comments Off on SCRIBBLING SCREWBALL RIPS BISHOP THOMAS TOBIN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a critic of Providence, Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin: A screwball is loose at the Providence Journal, but she doesn't work in the [...]

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