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

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.
August 3, 2017, 4:12 PM EDT
“Simply put, America can’t be the way it once was.” (Original italic.) This is not so much a lament as it is a reality check: Catholics upset with the culture can work to change it, but they cannot expect a return to more placid times. That is one of the most defining conclusions in this intellectually rich volume.
August 2, 2017, 11:28 AM EDT
Rep. Ben Ray Luján, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told The Hill on July 31 that when it comes to abortion, "There is not a litmus test for Democratic candidates." He made it clear that when it comes to funding, candidates who are not champions of abortion rights could still qualify.  
July 27, 2017, 4:03 PM EDT
President Trump's decision to ban so-called transgender persons from the military makes perfect sense: the armed forces exist to win wars—they are not a laboratory for social or sexual engineers.
July 25, 2017, 2:07 PM EDT
Whenever I write about Richard Dawkins, it is to criticize some anti-Catholic remark he has made. I have written a fair amount about him. Today, I am on his side.
July 19, 2017, 2:43 PM EDT
Premier Christian Communications has released the results of a survey of 12,000 Christians in the U.K. assessing prejudice and discrimination against them. The findings are disturbing.
July 17, 2017, 2:53 PM EDT
Traditional Catholics and evangelical Christians have much in common, the latest example of which happened last week.
July 13, 2017, 2:11 PM EDT
Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) does some of the best legal work in the United States defending religious liberty. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at one of its meetings on July 11, and some in the media treated it as if he spoke before the Klan.
June 28, 2017, 12:04 PM EDT
Can students selected for a publicly funded school choice scholarship elect to attend a Catholic school?
June 26, 2017, 2:35 PM EDT
The U.S. Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer today.
June 21, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT
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 in office, while 55 percent disapproves.
June 14, 2017, 12:57 PM EDT
Not too long ago it would be considered perverse to say that men have a right to use the restrooms and shower facilities reserved for women.
June 13, 2017, 12:50 PM EDT
New York's Public Theater has decided to malign the president and his wife in its production of "Julius Caesar."
June 12, 2017, 10:12 AM EDT
The American people are against Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion.