McCAIN BUDGES ON HAGEE

February 29, 2008

Senator John McCain was asked today about the criticism he has taken for speaking highly of Rev. John Hagee. His initial response was to say that he was “very proud” of Hagee’s “spiritual leadership,” noting, however, “That does not mean that I support or endorse or agree with some of the things that Pastor Hagee might have said or positions... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS TAKE NOTE: McCAIN, HUCKABEE VIE FOR BIGOT’S SUPPORT

February 29, 2008

Yesterday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticized Senator John McCain for embracing Rev. John Hagee; the Texas minister has a long record of Catholic bashing. Referring to Hagee’s endorsement on Wednesday, McCain reiterated his position on Thursday saying he was “pleased” to “have received the endorsement of Pastor John Hagee.” Interestingly,... [Read more...]

Maryland Victory

February 28, 2008

On February 19, we commented on a proposed Maryland bill that would suspend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases for almost two years. We took issue with this piece of legislation because while it would effect private institutions like Catholic churches and parochial schools, government institutions such as public schools would largely... [Read more...]

McCAIN EMBRACES BIGOT ***LINKS TO ANTI-CATHOLIC HAGEE VIDEO***

February 28, 2008

Yesterday, Senator John McCain said he was “very honored by Pastor John Hagee’s endorsement.” The Republican presidential hopeful also called Hagee “the staunchest leader of our Christian evangelical movement,” citing the minister’s pro-Israel stance. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this today: “There are plenty of staunch... [Read more...]

Why We Don’t Object

February 27, 2008

We received several phone calls and e-mails about a situation in Albany, Oregon. A public school principal suspended two teenage boys for refusing to remove crucifixes and rosary beads from around their necks. Because the educator had reason to suspect the students’ wearing of these religious symbols was related to gang activity, the Catholic League... [Read more...]

OBAMA CHAMPIONS “CULTURE OF DEATH”

February 27, 2008

In last night’s debate between Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton, MSNBC moderator Tim Russert asked both presidential candidates whether there was “any word or vote that you’d like to take back” in your “careers in public service.” Senator Obama cited his role in a unanimous decision by the U.S. Senate regarding the Terri... [Read more...]

COLORADO BILL THREATENS CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

February 26, 2008

A bill has been introduced into the Colorado legislature that would inhibit the right of a Catholic order of nuns to purchase two non-Catholic hospitals in the Denver area. The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System is seeking to acquire Lutheran and Good Samaritan hospitals, something the proposed legislation wants to thwart. Catholic League... [Read more...]

BISHOP BASHING IS INEXCUSABLE

February 25, 2008

Catholic League president Bill Donohue takes issue with a column by Joe Feuerherd that appeared in yesterday’s Washington Post: “According to Feuerherd, his decision to vote for a pro-abortion candidate in the Maryland primary, namely Barack Obama, means that the bishops have consigned him to Hell. Indeed, his vote means that he has put his ‘soul... [Read more...]

CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE GOES UNCHECKED

February 20, 2008

·  Instead of punishing child molesters, they’re simply moved from place to place without anyone getting a heads up. ·  It takes almost a year-and-a-half to investigate claims of abuse. ·  If the accused is guilty of touching a minor or accessing porn on a computer, he can continue working provided he sees a shrink. ·  Even molesters who... [Read more...]

SEX ABUSE LAW IN MARYLAND FLAWED

February 19, 2008

Maryland lawmaker Eric Bromwell has introduced legislation that would suspend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse cases for almost two years. It would allow alleged victims to sue the predator and the organization where the abuser worked. The bill, however, does not apply to public institutions, which are subject to less punitive measures. Catholic... [Read more...]

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