RIGHTS OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS THREATENED

February 27, 2009

It was reported today that the Obama administration is planning to rescind the rule issued in December by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that protects the rights of health care workers at federally-funded facilities to refuse to perform or be involved in medical procedures that violate their consciences, such as abortion. The “conscience... [Read more...]

Photo Politics

February 26, 2009

In the “A” section of today’s New York Times, there is a huge photo—approximately a quarter page in size—of a priest giving ashes to a woman on Ash Wednesday. The photo, shot from above, shows no one in the church but the two of them. The caption below says, “The Rev. Ed Zogby marked a worshiper’s forehead with ashes at the Shrine of... [Read more...]

Bishop Apologizes

February 26, 2009

Bishop Richard Williamson of the St. Pius X Society has issued an apology for his remarks regarding the Holocaust.  Please click here to read his statement.  Read More →

Progressives Celebrate Ash Wednesday

February 25, 2009

We thought you’d like to know how progressives view penance.  Here is what Roger Ray had to say about the issue in today’s edition of the News-Leader, a Springfield, Missouri newspaper: “As a member of a progressive Christian church, I am more likely than most to encounter folks who angrily reject all penitence and prayers of confession... [Read more...]

2008 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

February 24, 2009

The Catholic League’s 2008 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers anti-Catholic incidents in the following areas: activist organizations; the arts; business and workplace; education; government; media; and miscellaneous. In addition to the findings, William Donohue provides an executive summary, which places the incidents... [Read more...]

MEDIA CIRCUS OVER VATICAN VOLUME; FROM U.K. TO “THE VIEW

February 23, 2009

On February 18, there was a news story in The Times (of London) about “a study approved by the Vatican” showing that men are more given to lust; women to pride. This story was reprinted in the New York Post on the same day. Both newspapers identified Wojciech Giertych as “the personal theologian” to the pope. The next day, ABC News referred... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN—PERFECT FOR NEW YORK

February 23, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on news that Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be the new Archbishop of New York: “What a perfect fit: Archbishop Dolan has the erudition, tenacity, affability and orthodoxy necessary for a leadership role in New York. My dealings with him have been extraordinarily positive. “In the fall... [Read more...]

SEBELIUS SPINS HERSELF

February 20, 2009

Word that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius might be tapped as the new secretary of health and human services has a lot of people talking.  Catholic League president Bill Donohue is one of them: “Kathleen Sebelius is a master at spinning herself. In 2002, she described herself as ‘a practicing Catholic.’ But not always. For example, she opposes capital... [Read more...]

Pope Stiffs Pelosi

February 19, 2009

Catholic Democrats, a pro-abortion group, issued a statement yesterday on the “common concerns” that were discussed at the meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Pope Benedict XVI. What they did not mention was the pope’s rebuke of Pelosi. Catholics for Choice, an anti-Catholic group, said it was “encouraged that this important dialogue... [Read more...]

FOCA’s Friends

February 19, 2009

Amy Sullivan, a writer for Time magazine who shills for the Democrats, posted a piece today saying that the Catholic Church’s campaign against the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA)—the most radical piece of pro-abortion legislation in history—is much ado about nothing. Following the talking points of her pro-abortion friends in the Catholic community... [Read more...]

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