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SHOULD CHILD RAPISTS BE PROSECUTED?

By | February 29th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: For the past several years, New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey has sought legislation targeting the sexual abuse of minors. Yet never once has she introduced a bill that would apply to public institutions—just private ones. Now she is back again asking her colleagues to pass a bill [...]

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CATHOLIC CONTENDERS ELICIT HATRED

By | February 28th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Some of the critics of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have gone beyond Catholic bashing. Garry Wills is so excited he sees Santorum as a modern-day Torquemada, a man who “equates contraception with the guillotine.” That this lunacy appeared on the blog site of the New York Review [...]

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OBAMA URGES CHURCHES TO GET POLITICAL

By | February 27th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new video by President Barack Obama that was cut to launch his “African Americans for Obama” campaign: It is hardly newsworthy for President Obama to beckon African Americans to support his presidential campaign, but his clarion call to black churches to get on board represents a break with [...]

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DOLAN DENIED EMPIRE STATE BLDG. HONOR

By | February 24th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Rep. Michael Grimm requested that the Empire State Building shine red in honor of the elevation of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to Cardinal. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision to deny the request: The problem with Cardinal Dolan is that he is not a mass murderer. If he were, he may have [...]

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OBAMA’S PRO-INFANTICIDE VOTE

By | February 23rd, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: In last night’s GOP debate, Newt Gingrich charged that in the last presidential campaign the elite media never asked “why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide.” Gingrich wasn’t off by much—Obama was rarely asked about it, and never was he pressed on this issue. Even now, [...]

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Catholic schools vs. public schools

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Chatterbox...|

Click here to read Terry Jeffrey’s column from Townhall.com on Catholic schools vs. public schools.

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND “RELIGIOUS LIBERTY”

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Here’s a scenario worth contemplating: let’s assume that the federal government tries to censor the New York Times, and that critics of the newspaper take it to task for complaining that their “free speech” rights have been violated. Would not the Times be justly angered at the suggestion [...]

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2011 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By | February 22nd, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

The Catholic League's 2011 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers all the major issues that the Catholic League dealt with in 2011, along with many others that came to our attention. The report covers the following areas: activist organizations; the arts; business/workplace; education; government; and the media. There are special sections as well: [...]

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SEBELIUS SMEARS CATHOLIC INSURERS

By | February 17th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: On February 15, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said Catholic insurance carriers will not be given an exemption from the mandate requiring insurance companies to provide for contraceptive, abortifacient and sterilization services. She explained, “Religious insurance companies don’t really design the plans they sell based [...]

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DEMOCRATS PUSH PHONY CATHOLIC GROUP

By | February 16th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed dissatisfaction today with the composition of the panel which was selected to testify on the religious liberty issues involved in the Obama healthcare mandate. He complained that Catholic groups like Catholics United were not [...]

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