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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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September 3, 2014

“Gay Group To March In NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade” Organizers of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade say they’re ending a ban and allowing a gay group to march under its own banner for the first time. President of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, said in March that the parade was not discriminating against the LGBT community,... [Read more...]

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September 3, 2014

“LGBT Groups Can Now March In NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade, With Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s Blessing“ For the first time in its history of more than 250 years, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the largest in the world, will admit gay people to march under an identifying banner next March 17. Until now — and in an echo... [Read more...]

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August 31, 2014

“‘Black Jesus,’ Though Crude at Times, Is Honest and Accessible Portrayal of Christian Savior, According to Critics” “Black Jesus,” a live-action comedy series airing on Adult Swim, drew swift condemnation before its premiere in early August. Some Christians, after viewing a three-minute trailer, blasted Aaron McGruder’s... [Read more...]

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August 25, 2014

“Abortion foes threaten suit that may cut state’s federal funds” Antiabortion groups are calling for legal action – and a possible cutoff of nearly $90 billion in federal funding to California – after Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration told insurance companies doing business in the state Friday that their policies... [Read more...]

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August 23, 2014

(Lafayette, LA) “Bishop deserves praise for protecting priests’ identities” Op-Ed by Bill Donohue Kudos to Lafayette Bishop Michael Jarrell for not publishing the names of priests accused of a sexual offense. His decision is identical to the one that the leaders of every other institution, public and private, have long come to: It is unethical... [Read more...]

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August 22, 2014

(San Jose, CA) “State reverses position on health insurance abortion coverage” Health insurance companies in California can no longer sell health care plans that discriminate against women by limiting or excluding abortion coverage, Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration said Friday. The president of The Catholic League for Religious and... [Read more...]

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August 22, 2014

“Catholic League’s Donohue on Pope, ISIS: ‘We Are Not The Amish’” Pope Francis’ call for action against Islamist radicals terrorizing Iraqi Christians caught the world by surprise, but it drew on centuries-old “just war” Catholic doctrine, which sanctions military force as a last resort, Catholic League... [Read more...]

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August 22, 2014

“Oklahoma Satanist gives up plan to desecrate Eucharist: archbishop withdraws lawsuit” An Oklahoma satanist has turned over what he claims were consecrated Hosts to the Catholic Church, rather than face a lawsuit to prevent their desecration in a black mass. “As long as he doesn’t use consecrated Hosts he can do what he likes,” said... [Read more...]

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August 21, 2014

“Catholic Leaders Put A Chill On ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” After raising millions for ALS research through the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, some Catholic leaders are gently questioning how the accumulated cash is being spent, CBS 2’s Lou Young reported. Leaders are worried about embryonic stem cell research using aborted human fetuses. It... [Read more...]

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