Monthly Archives: January 2009

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HOUDINI LAWYER SHADOWS CARDINAL MAHONY

By | January 30th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien has launched a federal grand jury investigation against the Los Angeles Archdiocese claiming it violated the federal “honest services” fraud law when dealing with clergy abuse. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today: “Eighteen months ago Los Angeles Archbishop Roger M. Mahony reached a settlement with alleged victims of [...]

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POPE’S OUTREACH UNFAIRLY PORTRAYED

By | January 30th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the controversy over the pope’s decision to reach out to the St. Pius X Society: “Whenever the media distort a story, either willfully or out of ignorance, it generates skewed commentary. The latest example is what happened following the announcement that Pope Benedict XVI was seeking reconciliation with [...]

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Kissling: She Is What She Is

By | January 29th, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

Frances Kissling, who for decades headed Catholics for a Free Choice, has a piece in today’s Salon.com accusing the Catholic Church of promoting anti-Semitism for centuries. She begins her screed by saying, “OK, Bill Donohue, just get it over with and call me anti-Catholic.” Donohue responded as follows: “Kissling is anti-Catholic.”

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College Democrats Apologize for Desecrating Crosses

By | January 29th, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

College Republicans (CR) at George Washington University stored crosses in their office, shared with College Democrats (CD), which had been used at a pro-life event last week.  When the CRs returned to the office this past Monday, they found that a number of crosses had been desecrated. One cross had a penis drawn on it with [...]

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OBAMA TO FUND U.N. PRO-ABORTION AGENCY

By | January 29th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On January 24, President Obama said, “I look forward to working with Congress to restore U.S. financial support for the U.N. Population Fund.” He pledged to do this “in the coming weeks,” maintaining that “It is time that we end the politicization of this [abortion] issue.” Bill Donohue explains the Catholic League’s response: “The United Nations [...]

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PELOSI ON KIDS: THEY’RE AN ECONOMIC DRAIN

By | January 26th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that it was necessary to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on family planning services in order to stimulate the economy. Pelosi maintained that “contraception will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “Looks like the [...]

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Virgin Mary Defiled

By | January 23rd, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

The image of Our Blessed Mother remains under attack.  In Chicago, an image believed to be the Virgin Mary on an expressway underpass has been repeatedly defaced.  Demonic graffiti is the latest assault on the image.  In Kansas, vandals smashed part of a statue of Mary, along with statues of Christ, St. John and St. Bernadette, [...]

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“The Last Templar”–Another Bomb

By | January 23rd, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

Based on the Raymond Khoury novel, the NBC mini-series "The Last Templar" is a poor knock-off of "The DaVinci Code" that tries to fuse fast action with religious mystery.  According to the reviews, it fails miserably at both.  The story is about the hunt for a relic of the Knights Templar; the relic leads to their hidden treasure, the lost diary [...]

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OBAMA TO FUND ABORTION

By | January 23rd, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

News reports are that President Barack Obama will overturn restrictions on funding abortions overseas today. The Mexico City Policy, which denied federal funding of private organizations that perform and promote abortions, will be rescinded by executive order. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this decision today: “Here we have a black president taking money from the [...]

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Phony Atheists

By | January 21st, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

To his credit, President Barack Obama did not shy away from mentioning God several times in his Inaugural Address. We couldn’t help but notice, however, that the very same pundits and organizations that branded President George W. Bush a “theocrat” for referencing God were noticeably silent in their reaction to Obama’s God-talk. Maybe that’s because they [...]

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