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  • NEW YORK TIMES HIRES NEW FACT CHECKER

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on fact-checking at the New York Times: The New York Times has added a new fact-checker to its staff. Hopefully, the new person will take his job more seriously than his colleagues have. On November 30, I contacted the [...]

  • IS AUSTRALIAN REPORT INDICTING GAY PRIESTS?

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the findings of an Australian commission report on the sexual abuse of children: The Australian report says that 7 percent of priests who worked in Australia between 1950 and 2009 had an accusation of child sexual abuse made [...]

  • NEW YORK TIMES RULING CLASS CONTINUES

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the new publisher at the New York Times: Arthur Gregg Sulzberger has been named as the new publisher of the New York Times; he was previously the deputy publisher of the newspaper. The appointment was made by Arthur Gregg's [...]

MANSON WAS A POSTMODERNIST MADMAN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why Charles Manson was more than just a crazed hippie: To understand Charles Manson, we need to acknowledge his affinity with postmodernist intellectuals. For example, Manson, along with Jacques [...]

November 20th, 2017|Tags: |

MAHER IS AN INVETERATE COWARD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's Friday night show: On his November 17 show, Bill Maher proved once again what a coward he is. He had ample opportunity to discuss the pathologically [...]

November 20th, 2017|Tags: |

AL FRANKEN SHOULD RESIGN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today: Senator Al Franken should resign immediately. There is no place in public office for sexual abusers. If Franken were an accused priest, he would be [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |

OPEN LETTER TO TIME WARNER CHIEF

Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent a letter today to Time Warner Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes regarding recurrent attacks on Catholicism aired by its media outlets. To read it, click here. Donohue's letter comes [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |

SAMANTHA BEE TRASHES CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal," starring Samantha Bee: Samantha Bee has a record of bashing Catholicism, so her stunt last night was not surprising. But she went [...]

November 16th, 2017|Tags: |
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PLAYBOY DECLARES VICTORY

William A. Donohue [Editor's note: This is a slightly longer version of an article that first appeared online at Newsmax.] If they want to keep their jobs, the girls at Playboy have to put their [...]

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DISOBEYING THE LAW

William A. Donohue Is it ever right to disobey the law in a democracy? This question has been raised a lot lately, especially in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. [...]

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WHO UNDERVALUES WOMEN?

William A. Donohue We hear it all the time: the Catholic Church discriminates against women. As compared to which institutions? The Congress? Women comprise 18 percent of its members. Fortune 500 companies? Women account for [...]

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SELECTIVE SENSIBILITIES

William A. Donohue Almost 8 in 10 Americans are Christian and approximately 96 percent celebrate Christmas. That makes for few Scrooges, though one would never know it given the corrosive effect that militant atheist groups, [...]

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‘Spotlight’ Lecturers Give Harvey Weinstein a Pass

Bill In the News: NewsBusters: It is telling that Ruffalo has not sought center stage registering his outrage at his buddy, Harvey Weinstein. Ruffalo starred in two Weinstein films, Begin Again and Can a Song Save Your [...]

October 22nd, 2017|

Liberal Media Explode Over Catholic Dress Code

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Catholic schools have a dress code. Yeshivas have a dress code. Many Muslim schools have a dress code. Why is it that Jewish and Muslim dress codes never seem to [...]

October 13th, 2017|

Would St Thomas More Be Fit for Public Office in America?

Bill In the News: These Stone Walls: Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League, has drafted letters to both Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Dick Durbin, raising many of the same issues that I raise here. These letters [...]

October 11th, 2017|

It’s Time to Drain the Hollywood Cesspool

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Revelations about Harvey Weinstein's predatory behavior should inspire others in Hollywood to come forward. We have known for decades that Hollywood is infested with sexually abusing men in senior positions, [...]

October 11th, 2017|

Donohue: Weinstein’s Duplicity Is Astonishing

Bill In the News: CNSNews: "We're gonna have to get as organized as the Mafia," Weinstein said. "We just can't take it anymore. We just can't take these things. There's gotta be a way to fight [...]

October 11th, 2017|

Party on Columbus Day

Bill In the News: CNSNews: This Columbus Day most American cities and states will have the usual celebrations, but there will be important exceptions. The Los Angeles City Council voted in August to rename the [...]

October 9th, 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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NEW YORK TIMES HIRES NEW FACT CHECKER

December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on NEW YORK TIMES HIRES NEW FACT CHECKER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on fact-checking at the New York Times: The New York Times has added a new fact-checker to its staff. Hopefully, the new person will [...]

IS AUSTRALIAN REPORT INDICTING GAY PRIESTS?

December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on IS AUSTRALIAN REPORT INDICTING GAY PRIESTS?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the findings of an Australian commission report on the sexual abuse of children: The Australian report says that 7 percent of priests who [...]

NEW YORK TIMES RULING CLASS CONTINUES

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on NEW YORK TIMES RULING CLASS CONTINUES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the new publisher at the New York Times: Arthur Gregg Sulzberger has been named as the new publisher of the New York Times; he [...]

Bill Donohue: Another Liberal Chef Predator Reportedly Exposed

December 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Donohue: Another Liberal Chef Predator Reportedly Exposed

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: On election night 2012, New York City restaurant icon Ken Friedman co-hosted a party for liberal Democrats. "I'm very political," he told the New York Times. By [...]