Catholic League 2018-01-02T15:04:12+00:00
  • CATHOLIC LEAGUE DONATES TO PRO-LIFE FILM

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new film about the abortion movement: Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is an executive producer of a new movie, "Roe v. Wade," that chronicles the origins of the abortion movement in the United [...]

  • NEW YORK TIMES TELLS IRISH HORROR TALES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two stories in the New York Times that malign the Catholic Church in Ireland: Newspapers are supposed to report news, but when they don't—when they recycle old news—it calls into question the motive. That's what the New York [...]

  • PUTIN EQUATES COMMUNISM TO CHRISTIANITY

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent remarks made by Russian president Vladimir Putin: Russian president Vladimir Putin is making some waves with his recent statement equating communism to Christianity. He said that "communist ideology is very similar to Christianity," crediting Soviet communism for [...]

JAY-Z FESSES UP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the trailer to "Family Feud": A video trailer is supposed to be a teaser, but in this case it falls flat, leading nowhere. Jay-Z's recently released "Family Feud" [...]

January 2nd, 2018|Tags: |

2017 YEAR IN REVIEW

The Catholic League's 2017 Year in Review is now available. It contains a brief description of the year's highlights, along with links to sources that provide greater detail. We cover a lot of ground at [...]

December 29th, 2017|Tags: |

CARDINAL LAW R.I.P.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Cardinal Bernard Law: Cardinal Law was a champion of the unborn, a sincere friend of Jews, and a civil rights activist who embraced the cause [...]

December 20th, 2017|Tags: |
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THE EGGHEADS BLEW IT

William A. Donohue I tweeted the following on November 4. "Bill Kristol, who has been wrong all along, now says Hillary will win bigger than Obama did in 2012. My takeaway—it's good news for Trump." [...]

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WOMEN’S MORAL DESCENT

William A. Donohue In every society throughout history, young men have been the most violent, risk-taking, promiscuous, and reckless segment of society. If men have been the most morally destitute, women have been, or at [...]

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POLITICALLY HOMELESS CATHOLICS

William A. Donohue Historically, the Republican Party has been associated with Protestants, and the Democrats have been the choice of Catholics. "From the 1840s, when Democratic ward-heelers greeted the first great waves of Catholic immigrants [...]

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LOOKING BACK

July 1 marks my 23rd anniversary as president of the Catholic League. As such, now is a good time to reflect on our record. One of the raps on the Catholic League has been that [...]

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JUSTIFYING ANTI-CATHOLICISM

William A. Donohue Anti-Zionists often say they are not opposed to Jews, just the Israeli state. Some are telling the truth, but others are lying. Similarly, hyper-critics of Catholicism often say they are anti-clerical, but [...]

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THE NEED TO BE ENTERTAINED

William A. Donohue Virtually everyone I know is sick and tired of the presidential debates, and it matters not a whit whether the person is a Republican or a Democrat. The general consensus is that [...]

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CATHOLIC COMPLACENCY

About a year ago, I was asked by a staffer for Tom Monaghan (of Domino's Pizza fame) to speak at the 2016 Legatus conference. He was upset that Catholics are too complacent; he wanted me [...]

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ABORTION KILLS, USUALLY

William A. Donohue Melissa Ohden should have died in 1977, but the abortion failed. On September 9, 2015, the founder of Abortion Survivors Network testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain her story. I [...]

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Which Stores Keep Christ In Christmas?

Bill in the news: National Catholic Register: Yet at the same time, the Catholic League reported secular New York City approved a permit for the league to put up a life-size Nativity scene in Central [...]

December 6th, 2017|

Bill Donohue: Sen. Franken Should Resign

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com Sen. Al Franken should resign from the Senate for his alleged sexual offenses against women, says Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's [...]

November 30th, 2017|
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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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CATHOLIC LEAGUE DONATES TO PRO-LIFE FILM

January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on CATHOLIC LEAGUE DONATES TO PRO-LIFE FILM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new film about the abortion movement: Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., is an executive producer of a new [...]

NEW YORK TIMES TELLS IRISH HORROR TALES

January 17th, 2018|Comments Off on NEW YORK TIMES TELLS IRISH HORROR TALES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two stories in the New York Times that malign the Catholic Church in Ireland: Newspapers are supposed to report news, but when they [...]

PUTIN EQUATES COMMUNISM TO CHRISTIANITY

January 16th, 2018|Comments Off on PUTIN EQUATES COMMUNISM TO CHRISTIANITY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent remarks made by Russian president Vladimir Putin: Russian president Vladimir Putin is making some waves with his recent statement equating communism to [...]

NYC MONUMENTS STAY, SAVE ONE

January 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 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 [...]