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  • SEXUAL ENABLERS WHO TRASHED CATHOLICISM

    Many of those public figures who enabled sexual predators with whom they worked have a record of bashing Catholicism, oftentimes for the sexual offenses of a tiny minority of priests. To read our account of who they are, and what they said, click here. This [...]

  • SEXUAL DEVIANTS WHO TRASHED CATHOLICISM

    Many of those public figures who are now in the hot seat over allegations of sexual misconduct have a record of bashing Catholicism, oftentimes for the sexual offenses of a tiny minority of priests. To read our account of who they are, and what they [...]

  • PETITION SENT TO HBO CEO

    Catholic League president Bill Donohue is sending the names of thousands of outraged Catholics who signed our online petition against Bill Maher to HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plelpler. As Donohue indicated in his letter to Plepler, thousands more petitions will be sent to him [...]

HUGH HEFNER’S LEGACY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the passing of Hugh Hefner: Hugh Hefner's legacy cannot be adequately assessed without addressing the sociological fallout of "The Playboy Philosophy." Hefner founded Playboy in 1953 and he [...]

September 28th, 2017|Tags: |

LIBERALS BAN ART WITH IMPUNITY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on artwork found offensive by some liberals in Minneapolis and New York City: When the Catholic League objects to anti-Catholic art, we are routinely labeled censors by the artistic [...]

September 27th, 2017|Tags: |
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LYING ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue When someone gives the wrong information, and he quickly discovers his error, he often says, “Sorry about that. I lied. What I meant to say was….” He is wrong. [...]

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WHY WE EXPOSED SNAP

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Last spring, I read that the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP) was going to hold a national conference in the nation’s Capitol the weekend after July [...]

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PROFESSORS AND THE POOR

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue House Speaker John Boehner was selected to give the commencement address at Catholic University on May 14, and three days before the event, a letter taking him to task [...]

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MEDIA MANTRAS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue One might think that in this day and age of multiple news sources—newspapers, broadcast TV, free tabloids, radio, cable, pay-per-view, magazines, the Internet—that it would be harder for faulty [...]

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IDEOLOGICAL BLINDERS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue It is not easy to be objective, but it is not impossible. Judges in the courtroom, along with Olympic judges in diving and ice skating events, generally do a [...]

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ARE THERE NO PRINCIPLES LEFT?

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK William Donohue Catholic League members are not unfamiliar with the raging hypocrisy that governs our cultural elites. We know all about their unlimited tolerance for Catholic bashing, and their equally unlimited [...]

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Jesus Christ: The extremist

Bill in the News: Spero News: The United States is not immune to anti-Christian incidents, which also seek to squelch free speech and freedom of conscience. The Catholic League website, for example, has recorded multiple [...]

July 18th, 2017|

SCOTUS Gives School Choice a Chance

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: Can students selected for a publicly funded school choice scholarship elect to attend a Catholic school? Can the state lend secular textbooks to Catholic schools? In both cases, previously decided, [...]

June 28th, 2017|

Religious Americans Are Pro-Trump

Bill in the news: Newsmax.com: On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President Trump's job performance. It found that 39 percent of the public approves of his performance [...]

June 21st, 2017|

Religious Americans Are Pro-Trump

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com: On June 20, Pew Research Center released the findings of a new poll on President Trump's job performance. It found that 39 percent of the public approves of his performance [...]

June 21st, 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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SEXUAL DEVIANTS AND ENABLERS – PARTS I & II

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

SEXUAL ENABLERS WHO TRASHED CATHOLICISM

December 8th, 2017|Comments Off on SEXUAL ENABLERS WHO TRASHED CATHOLICISM

Many of those public figures who enabled sexual predators with whom they worked have a record of bashing Catholicism, oftentimes for the sexual offenses of a tiny minority of priests. [...]

SEXUAL DEVIANTS WHO TRASHED CATHOLICISM

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on SEXUAL DEVIANTS WHO TRASHED CATHOLICISM

Many of those public figures who are now in the hot seat over allegations of sexual misconduct have a record of bashing Catholicism, oftentimes for the sexual offenses of a [...]

WAR ON MONUMENTS IS DRIVEN BY HATE

December 6th, 2017|Comments Off on WAR ON MONUMENTS IS DRIVEN BY HATE

Bill Donohue Those waging war on the monuments—public celebrations of prominent Americans—assume that history is replete with good guys and bad guys; the good guys are those who stood up [...]