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 eight books and many articles.

My Articles

October 11, 2017, 9:36 AM EDT
Anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism should both be condemned, without equivocation. Condemning one but not the other is irresponsible, though it is fashionable to do so.
October 10, 2017, 10:45 AM EDT
When the Catholic League protested a vile video exhibit at the Smithsonian in 2010 that featured large ants crawling over Jesus on a crucifix, an editorial in the New York Times said, "The Catholic League is entitled to protest." But it strongly criticized the decision of the museum to pull the video, saying that it was giving into the "bullying" of Rep. John Boehner. It cited its support for "culturally challenging images."
October 9, 2017, 11:42 AM EDT
This Columbus Day most American cities and states will have the usual celebrations, but there will be important exceptions.
October 6, 2017, 3:58 PM EDT
Harvey Weinstein and I have been doing battle for decades—he is the supreme Catholic basher in Hollywood. Now it has been reported that he is a serial abuser of women. He never paid a price for his anti-Catholic bigotry, but this is different: liberals are supposed to object to womanizers.
October 5, 2017, 4:13 PM EDT
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: Paddock was socially ill, a loner whose boredom was relieved by taking risks—flying single-engine planes and engaging in high-stakes gambling. Consistent to the end, his life ended in a blaze of excitement.
October 3, 2017, 4:16 PM EDT
Why did Stephen Paddock murder at least 59 people, wounding well over 500? So far as we know, his rampage was not politically motivated, and he has no history of mental illness. He was a multimillionaire and quite intelligent. Indeed, he worked for Lockheed Martin, the defense contractor, and was an accountant and property manager. But he was socially ill.
October 2, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT
The House is set to vote on the "Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act." The bill would make it illegal for anyone to perform, or attempt to perform, an abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy; it allows exceptions for rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother. A similar measure won House approval in 2015 but failed in the Senate. President Trump has pledged to sign it if it reaches his desk.
September 29, 2017, 3:51 PM EDT
The Catholic baiting that Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett has been subjected to is becoming a liberal sport; she is being considered for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. After first being questioned about her religious convictions—coming close to invoking a religious test—by Senator Dick Durbin and Senator Dianne Feinstein (I wrote to both of them registering my outrage), Barrett's religious affiliations are now under attack.
September 28, 2017, 11:23 AM EDT
Hugh Hefner's legacy cannot be adequately assessed without addressing the sociological fallout of "The Playboy Philosophy."
September 22, 2017, 3:40 PM EDT
We are told ad nauseam that education empowers women, and that they have a right to know everything and anything about their bodies. We are also told that women have a right to safe medical care, and are entitled to competent service by well-trained physicians.
September 14, 2017, 11:19 AM EDT
New York City's left-wing mayor Bill de Blasio has selected his left-wing friend Harry Belafonte to advise him on which New York City monuments are so hateful that they should be removed. The singer is one of 18 persons selected to be on the panel which will render an opinion.
September 11, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT
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 how the City should address monuments seen as oppressive and inconsistent with the values of New York City."
September 7, 2017, 9:11 AM EDT
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, the almost 800,000 young people who were brought to the United States illegally, mostly from Latin America. It's time to see through the Dreamers maze.
August 24, 2017, 3:29 PM EDT
On August 22, former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle helped their daughter, Malia, move into a dorm at Harvard University.
August 21, 2017, 11:55 AM EDT
Who is the real Minister of Hate? Tony Perkins or Al Sharpton? Both are ordained ministers—Sharpton was ordained at the age of 9—and both have addressed the controversy over Charlottesville.
August 16, 2017, 3:57 PM EDT
President Trump was right to call out the extremists on both sides of the Charlottesville tragedy, but more needs to be said about those on the left who helped to bring it about.
August 14, 2017, 4:21 PM EDT
"Respecting Rights? Measuring the World's Blasphemy Laws" is a comprehensive report on the status of religious liberty throughout the world. Issued by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, its findings are illuminating on several counts.
August 11, 2017, 4:08 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton is back in the news, but for reasons that are confounding her supporters and her detractors alike. She is reportedly weighing a decision to become a Methodist lay preacher.
August 8, 2017, 2:10 PM EDT
It continues to confound liberals and conservatives alike: Why would the left defend Islamists?
August 4, 2017, 3:37 PM EDT
Michelle Carter has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III, to kill himself. Her lawyer argued this was, at least in part, a free speech case, but Judge Lawrence Moniz was not persuaded: he ruled she was guilty of involuntary manslaughter after texting dozens of messages beckoning Roy to commit suicide.