Monthly Archives: June 2009

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“The Stoning of Soraya M”

By | June 26th, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

In a society where pushing the envelope has become sport, it is increasingly difficult to move audiences. But “The Stoning of Soraya M” is evidence enough that art can still be a provocative medium. The movie is the dramatic story of an Iranian woman falsely accused of adultery by her husband. Her stoning by a mob, [...]

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Nixon on Abortion

By | June 24th, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

A news report shows that when the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was granted by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973, President Richard M. Nixon worried that abortion would promote “permissiveness.” But he also thought that abortion would be justified in cases of interracial pregnancies. “When you have a black and a white,” he said, “abortion is necessary.” [...]

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NY ABUSE BILL STALLS: PUBLIC SCHOOLS STILL VULNERABLE

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

The bill by New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey that would suspend the statute of limitations for one year for cases of child sexual abuse (victims must be 53 or younger) will not pass this year unless a special session is called and the bill is put to a vote. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented [...]

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A Notre Dame Witness for Life

By | June 19th, 2009|Categories: Abortion, White Papers and Essays|

Bill McGurn June 2009 This article is an excerpt from a recent speech given by Bill McGurn to Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture Good evening... The precipitate cause of our gathering tonight is the honor and platform our university has extended to a President whose policies reflect clear convictions about unborn life, and about [...]

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Obama and Notre Dame

By | June 19th, 2009|Categories: Abortion, White Papers and Essays|

Bill Donohue June 2009 When I first learned that President Barack Obama was invited to give the commencement address and receive an honorary law degree at the University of Notre Dame, I walked into McGeever’s pub and told the boys that they would not believe which Catholic university was going to honor the president. “Don’t tell [...]

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NYC TO OKAY MUSLIM HOLIDAYS IN SCHOOLS; CATHOLICS STONEWALLED

By | June 18th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the news that the Education Committee of the New York City Council has approved two new Muslim holidays, Eid Ul-Fitr and Eid Ul-Adha, to be added to the school calendar: On January 14, I testified before this very same committee requesting equal rights for Catholics: Jewish and Islamic religious [...]

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COMMON GROUND ON ABORTION?

By | June 18th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to the “On Common Ground” forum that RHRealityCheck.org has launched on abortion: The terms “dialogue” and “common ground” are innocuous enough, and may even convey something benign. But when selectively invoked by ideologues as a political vehicle, they are worse than vacuous—they are devious. Such is the case with the [...]

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See “Irena’s Vow” Now; Closing is June 28

By | June 18th, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

“Irena’s Vow,” the fantastic Broadway play about a Polish Catholic woman who hid 12 Jews in the house of a German major during the Holocaust, is scheduled to close on June 28. To get discounted tickets (some of the proceeds benefit the Midtown Pregnancy Center), click this link: http://www.insupportoflife.org/.

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ERIC HOLDER ON HATE CRIMES BILL: MASTER OF DEMAGOGUERY

By | June 17th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s remark that we need a new hate crimes bill because of the recent killings in Kansas and Washington, D.C.: Holder says, “We will not tolerate murder, or the threat of violence, masquerading as political activism.” It would be more accurate to say that the [...]

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PBS RELIGION BAN CARRIES A STENCH

By | June 17th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has banned member stations from carrying new religious TV programs; the few existing ones can continue. Catholic League president Bill Donohue reacts to this news: The stated reason for censoring new religious programming goes like this: (a) a ban on sectarian programming has been in place since 1985 but was never [...]

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