TERRI SCHIAVO, R.I.P.

March 31, 2005

William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, offered the following remarks today on the death of Terri Schiavo: “The let-her-starve crowd has finally seen its death wish for Terri Schiavo become a reality.  But they didn’t walk away unscathed.  For example, after the presidential election, many of those not associated with the pro-life community... [Read more...]

LEFTISTS RESORT TO BIGOTRY TO TAR SCOTT BLOCH

March 30, 2005

Scott Bloch commands the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) and has come under attack by a left-wing non-profit group, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), for his policy decisions and hiring practices.  PEER, headed by Jeff Ruch, has protested publicly that Bloch has hired some graduates of Ave Maria law school.  His most recent... [Read more...]

DECLARING TERRI SCHIAVO DEAD

March 28, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on those who have declared Terri Schiavo dead: “The public conversation about Terri Schiavo has gotten so debased that Steve Otto of the Tampa Tribune notes that one side speaks of ‘an already dead’ woman.  Indeed, consider James Kutkowski, Jordan Ross and Jim Seeber of the University... [Read more...]

SCHIAVO AND WEISE: EMBLEMS OF A CULTURE OF DEATH

March 24, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on how Terri Schiavo and Jeff Weise are emblematic of our culture of death: “The pending death of Terri Schiavo, coupled with the Minnesota massacre, are emblematic of our culture of death. “In Terri’s case, an innocent person is being intentionally starved to death because lawmakers have... [Read more...]

SCHIAVO CASE REVEALS MORAL PRIORITIES

March 23, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following news release today on the Terri Schiavo case: “Mention Terri Schiavo to left-wing Christians and feminists and immediately they panic.  That’s because they find it impossible to think about euthanasia without first thinking about abortion.  And anything that might jeopardize their... [Read more...]

DA VINCI CODE FILM NEEDS DISCLAIMER

March 18, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue wrote a letter today to Ron Howard, the director of the film version of The Da Vinci Code.  The text of the letter appears below. Dear Mr. Howard: The upcoming film version of The Da Vinci Code is being greeted with much anticipation.  As president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization,... [Read more...]

HOW THE MIAMI HERALD CAN SAVE TERRI SCHIAVO

March 16, 2005

An editorial in today’s Miami Herald chastises Florida lawmakers for intervening in the Terri Schiavo case; her feeding tube is currently scheduled to be pulled at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  The editorial characterizes the response of the lawmakers as an “emotional rush to judgment.” William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, opined as follows: “The Miami... [Read more...]

PIUS XII SMEARED AGAIN; EFFORT BRANDED A “HOAX

March 13, 2005

The campaign against Pope Pius XII picked up steam in January when the New York Times reported that there was documentation to suggest that the Vatican issued instructions after World War II not to return baptized Jewish children to their parents; this story was based on an article that had recently appeared in an Italian newspaper. Before the month... [Read more...]

BUCKLEY: DEATH TO POPE

March 13, 2005

William F. Buckley Jr., the founder of National Review, wrote a column on February 9 for Universal Press Syndicate titled, “Death for the Pope.” He began his piece as follows: “At church on Sunday the congregation was asked to pray for the recovery of the pope. I have abstained from doing so. I hope that he will not recover.” Here... [Read more...]

IT’S ALL ABOUT DISCERNMENT

March 13, 2005

William A. Donohue I’m often asked how the Catholic League decides what it should do and how it should proceed. Suffice it to say that there are no barometers, metal detectors or replay cameras in this business—it’s always a judgment call that cannot be reversed. Once we verify the facts of a case before us, we must frame the issue. Put... [Read more...]

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