CRITICS LOVE VAMPIRE PRIEST FILM

July 31, 2009

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 Angeles... [Read more...]

RIGHTS OF BABY CUT FROM WOMB UNCERTAIN

July 30, 2009

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 would say if asked... [Read more...]

Newsweek Likes Swinging

July 30, 2009

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 feels sorry... [Read more...]

EUTHANASIA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM

July 29, 2009

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 persons,... [Read more...]

Unborn Child Stolen

July 29, 2009

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... [Read more...]

TONY ALAMO, VETERAN BIGOT, GOING TO PRISON

July 24, 2009

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... [Read more...]

“COMMON GROUND” SHOWDOWN

July 24, 2009

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 “common ground” on abortion will... [Read more...]

SECULAR LITMUS TEST FOR NIH APPOINTEE?

July 22, 2009

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... [Read more...]

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

July 20, 2009

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... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES McCOURT INSULT

July 20, 2009

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, the body and blood of Jesus.... [Read more...]

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