Bishops vow fight over healthcare policy

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NEW YORK, Thailand, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Catholic bishops threatened legal action if the Obama administration doesn't change a policy that Catholic entities cover birth control in health plans.

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Catholic group objects to Sarandon comment

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NEW YORK, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The Catholic League says it takes issue with actress Susan Sarandon's comment about Pope Benedict XVI's childhood connection to the Nazi party in Germany.
Governors get mangers under the Christmas tree

Governors get mangers under the Christmas tree

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The nation's 50 governors got an unexpected Christmas present this month -- Nativity scenes for each of them, sent by the Catholic League in New York, for display in each state capitol building.
Honorary Ahmadinejad event criticized

Honorary Ahmadinejad event criticized

NEW YORK, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- A scheduled New York event meant to honor Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is "obscene," Catholic League President Bill Donohue said Monday.

Pullman addresses Catholic controversy

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- British author Philip Pullman is an atheist, but denies a religious group's claims he is trying to recruit children to adopt his beliefs through his books.

Spears criticized for sexy priest photo

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Britney Spears has incurred the wrath of the New York-based Catholic League for album cover art that shows her cozying up to what appears to be a priest.

Chocolate Jesus show shut down

NEW YORK, March 30 (UPI) -- A New York hotel has canceled the Holy Week exhibit of a 6-foot tall nude chocolate Jesus, following a burst of protest.

Film's rape scene causes controversy

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Catholic League called for an investigation into whether "Hounddog," shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, broke federal child pornography laws.

William Anthony Donohue, usually called Bill Donohue, (born July 18, 1947) is the current president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the United States, a position he has held since 1993.

Donohue was born in Manhattan, New York. He began his teaching career in the 1970s working at St. Lucy's School in Spanish Harlem. In 1977, he took a position as a college professor teaching at La Roche College in McCandless, Pennsylvania. In 1980 he received a doctorate in Sociology from New York University (NYU). Donohue is divorced, with two adult children from his marriage.

His first book was The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union and he became associated with the conservative Heritage Foundation where he is an adjunct scholar. His books on the American Civil Liberties Union have made him one of the group's most prominent critics.

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