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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 [...]

SEEING THROUGH THE DREAMERS MAZE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the controversy over the Dreamers: 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 [...]

September 6th, 2017|Tags: |

TRUMP MUST NIX HHS MANDATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue is calling upon President Trump to repeal the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: The Catholic Benefits Association (CBA), which provides health coverage to many Catholic entities, is asking President [...]

September 5th, 2017|Tags: |

Kudos to Evangelicals

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In [...]

August 30th, 2017|Tags: |

PUBLIC PANS PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a Gallup survey comparing public schools to its alternatives: When the public is asked to rate public schools as excellent or good, it captures the vote of 44 [...]

August 22nd, 2017|Tags: |
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PROBLEM PERSONALITIES

Taylor Swift is a teenager who received an MTV Video Music Award in September. But rapper Kanye West thought singer Beyoncé should have won. This wouldn’t have been newsworthy except for what he did: he [...]

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SECULAR SABOTAGE

The first book that I wrote, The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, was published in 1985. The groundwork for that book had already been done: my NYU dissertation was on “Organizational Change Within the [...]

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OBAMA AND NOTRE DAME

When I first learned that President Barack Obama was invited to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree at the University of Notre Dame, I walked into McGeever’s pub and told the [...]

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CATHOLIC LEFT HAS LOST ITS MOORINGS

Throughout American history, there has been an uneasy relationship between those on the left side of the political spectrum who are religious,  and those who are secular. It has been obvious that the two groups [...]

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BUSY ON ALL FRONTS

William A. Donohue Last December I wrote a president’s desk piece titled, “Culture War Ready to Explode.” I predicted that the election of Barack Obama would occasion a fierce battle between traditionalists and modernists, and [...]

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KERRY KENNEDY CATHOLICS

William A. Donohue A Pew survey recently revealed that no religion has lost more adherents, proportionately speaking, than Catholicism. That may be true, but it is also true that no other religion is beset with [...]

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The Media’s Phony Reaction to Maher’s Bigotry

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com Bill Maher has apologized for using a racial slur on his Friday night HBO show, and all of a sudden TV critics are trotting out his previous "controversial" remarks. Not [...]

June 5th, 2017|

The ‘Trump Effect’ Is Becoming Evident In the States

Bill in the news: CNSNews.com Human rights legislation is quickening in the states: protections for the unborn are gaining across the nation. Similarly, there is a determined effort to secure religious liberty. Progress against child [...]

May 23rd, 2017|

Pope-Trump Feud Is Pure Media Hype

"The Two Have Clashed in the Past." That is how Time is characterizing next week's meeting between Pope Francis and President Trump. The New Yorker is more dramatic, saying, "Pope Francis is the Anti-Trump." Huffington [...]

May 16th, 2017|

Millennials Drift Away from Religion

Bill in the news: KTRH NewsRadio Is religion dying?  Catholic League President Bill Donohue doesn't think so.  He points to social pressure from a secular society which might intimidate them. “I have to think at [...]

May 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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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 [...]