Bill Donohue is President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. He was awarded his Ph.D. in sociology from New York University and is the author of seven books and many articles.

My Articles

November 16, 2018, 4:42 PM EST
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times about The Satanic Temple said the organization “describes itself as a political activism group that promotes certain beliefs such as free will and political tolerance.” Satanists believe in free will and political tolerance? That inspired me to check out their website.
November 12, 2018, 4:20 PM EST
Conservatives lost a giant of a man on November 11 with the passing of Herb London. He was a brilliant and courageous professor, writer, and activist, one who inspired everyone around him. He was 79.
November 7, 2018, 2:11 PM EST
It was a good night for Christians. In two of the three states that had ballot initiatives protecting the rights of the unborn, they won: Alabama and West Virginia affirmed the right to life of children in the womb, and they also banned public funding of abortion; Oregon made it easier for a woman to abort her child.
October 23, 2018, 12:36 PM EDT
A poll by CBS of American Catholics reveals that Pope Francis is no longer receiving the high marks he once enjoyed, especially with regards to his handling of clergy sexual abuse. Three years ago, roughly half of Catholics thought he was doing a good job dealing with this issue, but now only 29 percent feel this way. It has even led about a quarter of Catholics to question whether they will remain in the Church.
October 18, 2018, 3:15 PM EDT
“Brief Answers to Big Questions” is Stephen Hawking's last book. His family finished the manuscript that he started, launching the book this week, six months after the famous physicist died. The media hullaballoo over the book centers mostly on his professed atheism. CNN shouted Hawking's conclusion, “There is no God,” calling it a “bombshell.”
October 16, 2018, 11:03 AM EDT
On October 11, Washington State's Supreme Court unanimously declared that the death penalty was unconstitutional. It cited the “arbitrary and racially based” manner in which the death penalty was invoked as grounds for its ruling.
October 12, 2018, 4:25 PM EDT
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington. Ever since a Pennsylvania grand jury report was released in August, Wuerl has been under considerable pressure to resign.
October 11, 2018, 4:24 PM EDT
On October 10, in his weekly address before the general audience at St. Peter's Square, Pope Francis spoke about the evil of abortion. Going off script, he said procuring abortion is like hiring a hit man to kill. The media in the United States showed little interest in reporting his comments.
October 10, 2018, 3:39 PM EDT
Archbishop Charles Chaput possesses both the brilliance to astutely analyze the content of the dominant culture, and the courage to challenge us to think more clearly about it. His recent remarks before the Youth Synod in Rome, which were refreshingly countercultural, are a case in point.
October 5, 2018, 3:00 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times ran editorials today opposing Brett Kavanaugh to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. This is hardly surprising. What is most disturbing about them is their dishonesty: they fail to mention their real reason for opposing him—abortion.
October 3, 2018, 3:28 PM EDT
The pope's popularity has taken a major hit in the U.S., and it is directly traceable to the way he has handled clergy sexual abuse. By a margin of two-to-one, Catholics give Pope Francis negative marks on this issue.
October 2, 2018, 11:24 AM EDT
One year after Stephen Paddock went on his rampage, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800, at a Las Vegas concert, the media are still in a fog trying to explain what happened. Here is how I analyzed it last year, adding a few updated comments.
September 28, 2018, 2:23 PM EDT
Every year, San Francisco celebrates the Folsom Street Fair, traditionally held the last weekend in September. It is a mass gathering of naked homosexual men, some of whom submit to beating each other in the street with chains and other metal devices. This is regarded as a demonstration in tolerance.
September 12, 2018, 3:08 PM EDT
In the wake of the Pennsylvania grand jury report on the Catholic clergy, many states are considering a similar probe of offending priests. They should do so, with one caveat: they should also investigate the clergy of all other religions, private non-sectarian institutions, and public sector entities. Not to do so would be manifestly unjust and indefensible.
September 10, 2018, 4:02 PM EDT
Almost three in four Americans, 73 percent, think the Catholic Church has a serious problem with sexual predators among its clergy; most Catholics feel the same way. That is the central finding of a new Rasmussen survey. Also, only 15 percent feel the media are overhyping the problem, and 12 percent are not sure. The perception is as predictable as it is erroneous.
August 17, 2018, 11:33 AM EDT
Unlike most commentators and reporters, I have read most of the Pennsylvania grand jury report. The purpose of this statement is to debunk many of the myths, and indeed lies, that mar the report and/or interpretations of it.
August 3, 2018, 3:47 PM EDT
Why are those in the media so defiant with President Trump and so deferential to CBS? Where are the Jim Acostas when it comes to the CBS scandal?
August 3, 2018, 3:26 PM EDT
“If the Pope were to deny that the death penalty could be an exercise of retributive justice, he would be overthrowing the tradition of two millennia of Catholic thought, denying the teaching of several previous popes, and contradicting the teaching of Scripture (notably Genesis 9:5-6 and Romans 13:1-4).”
July 30, 2018, 3:21 PM EDT
Who cares about Stormy Daniels? The media care. Indeed, they are obsessed with the story. They are also angry: they are angry that the public doesn't care. Nor does the public care about the tapes that President Trump's former lawyer has about Trump's alleged sexual encounter with a former Playboy model.
July 25, 2018, 2:23 PM EDT
An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released July 23 says that 71 percent of American voters believe that the 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion should not be overturned. It follows a Gallup poll of July 12 that found that 64 percent say Roe should not be overturned.