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  • BOSTON GLOBE REFUSES TO NAME ABUSERS

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Boston Globe's practice of keeping confidential the names of employees charged with sexual abuse: In the 1970s, a senior editor at the Boston Globe was known to sexually harass young female workers. He would ply them with [...]

  • 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 [...]

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: |

BILL MAHER OFFENDS CATHOLICS YET AGAIN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher's latest offense against Catholics: For Bill Maher, the allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore—a Southern Baptist—offered an opportunity to take a shot at Catholics. On [...]

November 13th, 2017|Tags: |

PAUL RYAN’S LAME CRITICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on critics of Rep. Paul Ryan's remarks on the Texas killings: The secular left is more terrified of religion than it is STDs, and indeed it treats people of [...]

November 7th, 2017|Tags: |

WEEKEND ASSAULTS ARE TELLING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the media are reacting to this weekend's assaults: A practicing conservative Catholic goes on a killing spree in a neighborhood church, killing many innocent people. A conservative [...]

November 6th, 2017|Tags: |
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GAYS AND GAY ACTIVISTS

William A. Donohue According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1.6 percent of Americans are homosexual. Yet that very small minority projects an influence on our culture that is extraordinary. A few years back, gay [...]

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FREE SPEECH UNDER FIRE

William A. Donohue Over and over again, I have said that I would prefer to suffer the indignity of having my religion trashed before endorsing the right of the government to censor the offensive speech. [...]

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THE MYTH OF DIVERSITY

William A. Donohue The greatest threat to freedom these days comes not from neo-Nazis, or from any other group on the lunatic fringe: it comes from those who tout the virtue of diversity. Unfortunately, they [...]

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MISTAKES AND LIES

William A. Donohue We often hear people say, "I'm sorry, I lied about that," when, in fact, they never lied; they were merely mistaken. Let me be plain: it is impossible to lie without first [...]

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ENVY DRIVES INEQUALITY ISSUE

William A. Donohue When Pope Francis speaks about our "throwaway" abortion culture, or comments on marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he wins no points from those on the left. But [...]

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APES AND ABORTION

William A. Donohue For many decades, Steven Wise has been promoting the rights of apes. To be specific, he would like to see chimpanzees awarded "legal personhood." He is most known for championing the Great [...]

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CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CHRIST

William A. Donohue Even though roughly 80 percent of Americans are Christian, 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Can non-Christians and non-believers really celebrate Christmas? To some extent they can, just the same way those who are [...]

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DIFFERENT WORLDS

William A. Donohue It sometimes feels as though I am living in a parallel universe. Quite frankly, I cannot believe some of the things I am hearing and seeing these days. What follows is an [...]

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Vegas Killing Still Stumping Media

Bill In the News: CNSNews: Pundits on both the right and the left cannot understand why there is no apparent political or religious motive involved in the Las Vegas killings. There doesn't have to be: [...]

October 5th, 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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BOSTON GLOBE REFUSES TO NAME ABUSERS

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on BOSTON GLOBE REFUSES TO NAME ABUSERS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Boston Globe's practice of keeping confidential the names of employees charged with sexual abuse: In the 1970s, a senior editor at the [...]

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 [...]