Monthly Archives: July 2009

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CRITICS LOVE VAMPIRE PRIEST FILM

By | July 31st, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the filmmaker and movie reviewers of “Thirst,” which opened today in select theaters: This movie, the work of a Korean ex-Catholic, Park Chan-wook, is about a Roman Catholic priest turned vampire. It is strewn with blood and gore, but that hasn’t stopped film critics from loving it. The Los [...]

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RIGHTS OF BABY CUT FROM WOMB UNCERTAIN

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

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the uncertainties surrounding the eight-month old baby who was cut from her mother’s womb in Worcester, Massachusetts: When Barack Obama was in the Illinois state senate, he led the fight to deny health care to babies born as a result of a botched abortion. It is not certain what he [...]

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Newsweek Likes Swinging

By | July 30th, 2009|Categories: Chatterbox...|

Jessica Bennett, writing in a July 29 Newsweek web column on polyamory, puts the most positive face on swinging yet to appear in a mainstream media outlet. She maintains that having multiple partners among consenting adults is at the cutting edge of the new sexual revolution. The article ends with a quote from a swinger named Scott who [...]

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EUTHANASIA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM

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

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses Section 1233 of H.R. 3200, the health care reform bill that was introduced in the House: There is language in this section of the bill that implies that the federal government may become involved in euthanasia. So over the past two days, July 27-28, Catholic League staff contacted the following [...]

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Unborn Child Stolen

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

On July 27, Darlene Haynes was found mutilated to death in Worcester, Massachusetts. Her child is reported missing: the murderer cut her uterus open and stole the 23-year-old’s baby of eight months. Now the woman’s aunt, Sandra Grandmaison, is demanding “we want our baby back,” explaining, “We want our grandchild back, and we want to know [...]

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TONY ALAMO, VETERAN BIGOT, GOING TO PRISON

By | July 24th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Evangelist Tony Alamo was convicted today on all counts of transporting minors across state lines for sex. Catholic League president Bill Donohue is delighted: Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Worldwide was the name of his organization, and “World Pastor” was his name. Now this child-abusing, tax dodging, viciously anti-Catholic bigot is finally being put away for good. [...]

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“COMMON GROUND” SHOWDOWN

By | July 24th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Representative Mike Pence has an amendment to the Labor-HHS appropriations bill that would bar Title X money to Planned Parenthood; a vote will be taken on it today. It is the subject of a news release by Catholic League president Bill Donohue: This is it. We are now at the defining moment. All the chatter about [...]

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SECULAR LITMUS TEST FOR NIH APPOINTEE?

By | July 22nd, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction to President Barack Obama’s recent pick of Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health: Francis Collins is the former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and by all accounts he was an excellent administrator. He is also an evangelical. Science magazine does not [...]

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ABORTION AS HEALTH CARE: OBAMA WANTS US TO PAY FOR IT

By | July 20th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

White House budget director Peter Orszag was asked yesterday whether “no taxpayer money will go to pay for abortions” under proposed health care legislation. “I’m not prepared to say explicitly that right now,” he said. Catholic League president Bill Donohue picked up on that remark: There was no reason for Orszag to sound tentative—everyone who has [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES McCOURT INSULT

By | July 20th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In today’s New York Times, there is a lengthy article about the death of Irish author, Frank McCourt. As a sidebar, there is also a short excerpt from his book, Angela’s Ashes, about the author’s First Communion. Part of what the Times selected reads as follows: “Then he [the priest] placed on my tongue the wafer, [...]

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