The Attempt to Derail John Roberts

July 29, 2005

by William Donohue (7-29-05) Attempts by some Democrats to derail John Roberts’ nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by dwelling on his religion will backfire: the nation has had enough of attempts to impose a veiled litmus test on Catholic nominees to the federal bench. When Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Steven Breyer were nominated by President Clinton... [Read more...]

FRIST IS WORSE THAN KERRY

July 29, 2005

Senator Bill Frist formally broke today with the Bush administration’s opposition to embryonic stem cell research.  Commenting on the break is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Here is what Senator John Kerry said when running for president: ‘I believe life does begin at conception.’  Here is what Senator Bill Frist... [Read more...]

DURBIN’S DIRTY WAR ON ROBERTS

July 27, 2005

Today, Catholic League president William Donohue criticized Senator Dick Durbin’s attack on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts: “After Senator John Cornyn laid to rest on Monday any concerns that Judge Roberts would allow his religious views to affect his rulings on the bench, we thought this matter was closed.  We were wrong: Senator Durbin... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LITMUS TEST FOR ROBERTS?

July 25, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue wrote the following remarks today on the prospects of creating a religious litmus test for John Roberts: “The Senate Judiciary Committee will not hold its hearings on President Bush’s nomination of John Roberts for the Supreme Court for some time, but already there are signs that he will be asked... [Read more...]

ROBERTS, CATHOLICISM AND ABORTION

July 21, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following comments today on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts: “In an AP poll just released, 52 percent of Americans said that Judge Roberts should give his position on abortion when asked by lawmakers.  Whether he does or not is of little interest to the Catholic League, though it is important... [Read more...]

WAS ROBERTS CHOSEN BECAUSE HE’S CATHOLIC?

July 20, 2005

The lead article in the online version of today’s The American Prospect, a magazine, says that President Bush’s selection of Judge John Roberts for a seat on the Supreme Court is evidence of his “Playing the Catholic card.”  According to Adele M. Stan, Bush is “betting he’s bought himself some insulation—any opposition... [Read more...]

Eugenics, Rockefeller and Roe v. Wade

July 19, 2005

by Rebecca R. Messall, Esq. (Catalyst 7-8/2005) This article is taken from its fuller version in the fall 2004 issue of Human Life Review, available in its entirety at www.humanlifereview.com. Everyone knows that the infamous Roe v. Wade opinion legalized abortion, but almost no one knows that legal abortion was a strategy by eugenicists, as early... [Read more...]

BOSTON POLS VIOLATE CHURCH-STATE LINES

July 19, 2005

Three members of the Boston City Council, led by Councilor Jerry P. McDermott, are seeking a referendum on the operations of the Archdiocese of Boston.  If they succeed in getting their motion approved, the following question will appear on the November 8 ballot: “Do you agree, to date, the Archdiocese of Boston has failed to work effectively... [Read more...]

CHRISTIANS DENY CATHOLICS ADOPTIONS

July 18, 2005

The Mississippi branch of Bethany Christian Services, an adoption agency affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of America, denies Catholic couples the right to adopt children.  The agency receives monies collected from “Choose Life” license-plate fees, some of which have been collected from Catholics.  More than 40 Catholics have complained... [Read more...]

MOTHER TERESA DEFAMED; CBS PETITION STARTED

July 12, 2005

At the end of May, William Donohue told the media, “In the 12 years that I have been president of the Catholic League, I have never witnessed a more vicious attack on Catholicism than what appeared this week on the Showtime program, ‘Penn and Teller.’” Donohue was referring to the episode, “Holier Than Thou,” that... [Read more...]

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