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September 5, 2014

“Concerns, Confusion Over ‘LGBT’ Group in St. Patrick’s Parade“ A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said this week’s announcement of the inclusion of an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered) activist group in the traditionally Catholic parade was a “gesture of goodwill.” However, concerns have... [Read more...]

26653_499096280114951_1970449669_n The New American

September 5, 2014

“California Forces Catholic Universities to Cover Employees’ Abortions” When it comes to forcing employers to violate their religious convictions when offering employee health insurance, the Barack Obama administration has nothing on the Jerry Brown administration. Catholics who take the church’s teaching on abortion seriously were,... [Read more...]

7a366ac8d0f934b5318e721ba049e9b1_400x400 The Washington Post

September 5, 2014

“Are Catholic conservatives turning on Cardinal Timothy Dolan?” Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s positive reaction to this week’s decision by organizers of New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade to allow gay groups to march under their own banners initially drew charitable responses in many Catholic Church circles. But it didn’t take... [Read more...]

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September 4, 2014

“Irish gay groups, conservative watchdogs cautious over parade change” Bill Donohue, president of the conservative Catholic League watchdog group and a longtime supporter of the ban on gay groups marching under their own banner, struck an equally cautious tone in response to the historic news. “Our position all along has been that the... [Read more...]

finals New York Times

September 3, 2014

“Gay Groups to March in St. Patrick’s Day Parade as a Ban Falls” The organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade said on Wednesday that they were lifting a ban on openly gay groups marching under their own banner, bringing to a close more than two decades of bitter protests and controversy that thrust an annual celebration... [Read more...]

51zucz4MeHL._SL500_AA300_ The Wall Street Journal

September 3, 2014

“St. Patrick’s Day Parade Allows a Gay Group” Parade organizers said Wednesday that they invited one gay organization, Out@NBCUniversal, a group of openly gay employees at NBC, to march in next year’s parade. Other gay groups may apply for consideration in 2016, a spokesman for the parade organizers said. Bill Donohue, president... [Read more...]

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September 3, 2014

(Long Island, NY) “St. Patrick’s Day Parade ends ban on gay groups” Organizers of the city’s 253-year-old St. Patrick’s Day parade said Wednesday they would lift a long-standing ban on gay groups marching under their own banners. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League and a longtime foe of gay-rights groups, said,... [Read more...]

Washington-Times Washington Times

September 3, 2014

“Gay marchers to join NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade” A gay group will march for the first time under its own banner in next year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City, organizers said Wednesday. The move comes after more than two decades of fighting over the issue. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, said he had... [Read more...]

7zazvpo8e6kof69twjte New York Daily News

September 3, 2014

“Gay group allowed to march in next year’s New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade” But Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights pointed out that homosexuals have never been prohibited from marching “anymore than pro-life Catholics have.” He said now both groups will be allowed to march under their own banners. “That... [Read more...]

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September 3, 2014

“Gay groups in St. Patrick’s parade all right with N.Y. Cardinal Dolan” Last March, Guinness beer — almost as much of an icon of Irishness as St. Patrick — dropped its sponsorship of the parade. That prompted conservative activist Bill Donohue of the New York-based Catholic League, a vocal opponent of gay rights, to launch a boycott... [Read more...]

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