Monthly Archives: January 2010

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ALLRED SEEKS TO KILL SUPER BOWL AD

By | January 29th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an attempt by feminist lawyer Gloria Allred to get CBS to drop the pro-life Super Bowl ad featuring Tim Tebow and his mother: Gloria Allred is no stranger to the subject of abortion, so it is not surprising that she wants to kill this pro-life ad. Her letter to [...]

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MOTHER TERESA STAMP UNDER FIRE

By | January 28th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Freedom from Religion Foundation is opposed to the decision by the U.S. Postal Service to issue a Mother Teresa stamp later this year: Annie Laurie Gaylor is co-president, with her husband Dan Barker, of the Freedom from Religion Foundation, and she is leading the atheist crusade against the [...]

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BISHOPS STAND FAST ON HEALTH CARE

By | January 28th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest statement by the bishops on health care reform: The day before President Obama’s State of the Union address, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) released a letter imploring the Congress to move forward with health care reform. A plea to the president to do the [...]

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GIVENCHY WAXES RELIGIOUS

By | January 26th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the religious-themed fashions that Givenchy is presenting for its Fall/Winter 2010 collection: It’s not everyday that “Ave Maria” is played at a fashion show, but then again La Sorbonne is not an ordinary venue. The music was fitting given that Givenchy decided to wax religious: the 25 male models [...]

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PROP 8 TRIAL DEMONIZES CATHOLICISM

By | January 26th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses remarks made today by David Boies, an attorney for those challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California resolution affirming the traditional understanding of marriage. Boies made his comments at the San Francisco trial on January 26; the following is Donohue’s statement: When African Americans were seeking equal rights, they [...]

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CELEBRITY CRUISES IS A SINKING SHIP

By | January 26th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to comments made in defense of Celebrity Cruises' decision to discontinue its policy of having priests celebrate daily Mass: On January 14, we criticized Celebrity Cruises for effectively stiffing Catholic priests and laypersons who were counting on daily Mass being celebrated on board this year. Since then, some have defended [...]

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MARTIN AMIS PUSHES “EUTHANASIA BOOTHS”

By | January 25th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In an interview yesterday in The Sunday Times (of London), English novelist Martin Amis called for euthanasia booths on street corners to facilitate the death of elderly persons. “How is society going to support this silver tsunami?” he said in an interview. “There’ll be a population of demented very old people, like an invasion of terrible [...]

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ROLE OF RELIGION SKEWED IN PROP 8 TRIAL

By | January 22nd, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way religion is being implicated in the Proposition 8 trial contesting the constitutionality of the California resolution affirming the traditional view of marriage: Lawyers for the anti-Prop 8 side are touting Stanford University professor Gary Segura’s testimony that religious groups which supported Prop 8 constituted 34 percent of [...]

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PROP 8 CHALLENGE PUTS RELIGION ON TRIAL

By | January 21st, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighs in on the San Francisco trial where the constitutionality of Proposition 8 is being considered: The voters in 30 states who have taken up the issue of gay marriage have voted 30-0 to affirm marriage as a union between a man and a woman; Proposition 8 did exactly that in [...]

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TIME TO CLOSE FAITH-BASED PROGRAMS

By | January 15th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why it is time for the Obama administration to shut down the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: The goal of the faith-based initiative launched by President George W. Bush was to put an end to the long-standing discriminatory practice of allowing federal monies to be spent on secular social [...]

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