MEL’S ENEMIES LACK FORGIVENESS

July 31, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the furor over the comments Mel Gibson allegedly made after his arrest for drunk driving Friday morning: “What Mel Gibson apparently said is indefensible.  The remark attributed to him, ‘The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,’ is anti-Semitic and irresponsible.  Fortunately,... [Read more...]

MEDIA HYPE “ORDINATION” OF WOMEN

July 31, 2006

Today in Pittsburgh, eight women will proclaim themselves priests and four other women will anoint themselves deacons.  Commenting on this event is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “Contrary to some news reports, this is not the first time that this make-believe game has been played.  In 2003, the Associated Press reported that Judith Heffernan... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATIC RELIGIOUS GURU CRACKS UP; HOWARD DEAN IS IN A JAM

July 27, 2006

Yesterday, a coalition of hundreds of public notables released a statement, “Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships,” that takes issue with gay activists who are limiting their efforts to legalizing same-sex marriage.  Their goal is total societal recognition of “families and relationships”... [Read more...]

CENSOR THREATENS MISSOURI CATHOLIC GROUP

July 25, 2006

Maurice S. Owens, a Washington lawyer, has filed a complaint with the IRS against the Missouri Catholic Conference alleging “illegal political interference.”  The Catholic group is urging candidates for state office to return contributions received from an organization, Supporters of Health Research and Treatment, that promotes embryonic stem cell... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATS NEED TO GET ON PAGE:IS GOD-TALK OKAY OR NOT?

July 21, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following remarks today regarding comments made this week on stem-cell legislation: “On July 18, Democratic Senator Charles Schumer said those who oppose killing embryos are ‘theocrats.’  The next day, Democratic Senator Tom Harkin accused President Bush of being a ‘moral ayatollah’ for... [Read more...]

SEN. HARKIN’S CATHOLIC-BAITING REMARKS

July 20, 2006

At a news conference yesterday, Senator Tom Harkin denounced President Bush’s veto of a bill that would expand embryonic stem cell research.  He questioned, “Who set up the president of the United States, this president, as our moral pope?  The president of the United States is not our moral ayatollah.  He may wish to be, but he’s not.” Sen.... [Read more...]

Patrick M. Garry: Wrestling with God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion

July 19, 2006

by William Donohue (Catalyst, 7/2006) Every now and then, I read a book I wish I had written. Such a book is Patrick M. Garry’s Wrestling with God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion. For those interested in how the courts have twisted the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious liberty into an unseemly mess, this is the... [Read more...]

ARE CHRISTIANS WHO SUPPORT ISRAEL “THEOCRATS”?

July 19, 2006

In yesterday’s debate on the Senate floor over stem cell research, New York Senator Charles Schumer said that those who oppose embryonic stem cell research were “theocrats” who “want their faith to dictate what the government does.”  He then called them “un-American.” Responding is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “Senator Schumer... [Read more...]

Patrick M. Garry: Wrestling with God: The Courts’ Tortuous Treatment of Religion

July 19, 2006

By William A. Donohue “I spent twenty years looking for a government that I could overthrow without being thrown in jail. I finally found one in the Catholic church.” That is how Frances Kissling, the president of Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), explained her mission to a reporter from the magazine, Mother Jones. As the record shows, her rhetoric... [Read more...]

STEM CELL DEBATE GETS UGLY

July 18, 2006

The U.S. Senate will vote today on three pieces of legislation regarding stem cell research.  Two of the bills are non-controversial: one would ban “fetal farms,” i.e., growing human embryos in a human or animal with the intent of harvesting stem cells, and the other promotes adult stem cell research.  The controversial bill would expand federal... [Read more...]

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