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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 [...]

GOP LEADERS ADDRESS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made yesterday by Republican leaders who spoke against anti-Catholicism: Senate Republicans, joined by three Democrats, stopped a filibuster of the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the [...]

October 31st, 2017|Tags: |

PELOSI SEEKS TO RESTORE HHS MANDATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Rep. Nancy Pelosi on October 26: Rep. Nancy Pelosi spoke at the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus on October 26 urging her colleagues to overturn President Trump's [...]

October 26th, 2017|Tags: |

CENSORING HALLOWEEN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on efforts to censor Halloween: No place in America is supposed to be a bastion of free speech more than a college campus, but it gave up that mantle [...]

October 25th, 2017|Tags: |
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SELECTIVE OUTRAGE

William A. Donohue Few things are more annoying, if not downright disgusting, than witnessing selective outrage. In New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has instituted an array of edicts and laws banning smoking in restaurants, [...]

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HELPING THE POOR

William A. Donohue If there is one thing that Pope Francis and President Obama have in common, it is their professed interest in helping the poor. Both talk a great deal about this issue, and [...]

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TWENTY YEARS AS PRESIDENT

William A. Donohue July 1 marked my 20th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. The vice president, Bernadette Brady, started 18 years ago on the same day. Father Philip Eichner, the chairman [...]

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SLEIGHT OF HAND

William A. Donohue The collectivization of guilt, and the individualization of merit, is a common media trick, especially when covering Catholics. For example, if there is a wayward cop, and he is Catholic, look for [...]

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DIVERSITY OR INCLUSION?

William A. Donohue On virtually every college campus there is an office of diversity, or an office of diversity and inclusion. No candidate for an administrative post at any college can be expected to win [...]

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SPARKS FLY OVER PAPAL TRANSFER

William A. Donohue The lead story in this edition of Catalyst covers the effusive praise heaped on Pope Francis, and the warm reception he received from leaders of other religions. But we would be remiss [...]

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OUR ANTI-CHILD CULTURE

William A. Donohue Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at the Weekly Standard, the prominent conservative magazine that features Bill Kristol and Fred Barnes. He is also a gifted writer, a strong pro-life advocate, [...]

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INTERPRETING ABORTION DATA

From The President's Desk William A. Donohue The most controversial social issues of our day, namely abortion and gay marriage, are overwhelmingly funded and researched by those who are advocates for these causes. Similarly, those [...]

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SANDY’S UNSUNG HEROES

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we need something to cheer about, especially as we approach the holiday season. I bring you good news, but first a word [...]

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MASTERS OF INTOLERANCE

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William A. Donohue Why is it that the same people who boast of their open-mindedness tend to be the most close-minded of all? Do they not see how utterly hypocritical they [...]

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Bill de Blasio’s Monument Goals Are Troubling

Bill In the News: CNSNews: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has empaneled 18 persons to assess which monuments and other markers should be removed from city property. He said the panel will "develop guidelines on [...]

September 12th, 2017|

It’s Time to See Through the Dreamers Maze

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: To be sure, the issue of the Dreamers is tricky for Trump. For example, in the election of 2012, by a margin of 55 percent to 42 percent, voters said [...]

September 7th, 2017|

DACA Reform Means Congress Must Do Its Job

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com: Given the normalization of hysteria in America, it was predictable that hyperbole would govern much of the discussion — if we can call it that — over the so-called Dreamers, [...]

September 6th, 2017|

Is Malia Obama in a Dorm Named After a Slaveowner?

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: On August 22, former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle helped their daughter, Malia, move into a dorm at Harvard University. One of the twelve undergraduate dorms is Mather [...]

August 24th, 2017|

Is Malia in a Dorm Named After a Slave Owner?

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com: On August 22, former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle helped their daughter, Malia, move into a dorm at Harvard University. One of the twelve undergraduate dorms is Mather [...]

August 23rd, 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 [...]