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August 19, 2014

“The Rioting in Ferguson Is Senseless” By Bill Donohue - Many commentators are making the mistake of searching for the “root causes” of the Ferguson riot. The nightly outbursts are obviously not a reflection of poverty and discrimination, because both conditions have receded dramatically in recent decades.  Read More →

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August 19, 2014

“Bill Donohue: ‘Professional Thugs’ Give Ferguson Bad Name” “Professional thugs” are whipping up racial tensions in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of the fatal shooting of a black teen by a white cop, says Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. “I worked in Spanish Harlem,... [Read more...]

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August 18, 2014

“Cable series portrays nun as back-alley abortionist” The Cinemax TV series The Knick portrayed a Roman Catholic nun as a back alley abortionist who tells a Catholic woman God will forgive her for going through with the procedure. In its latest episode, which aired Friday night, the series showed Sister Harriet (an Irish nun played by Cara... [Read more...]

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August 14, 2014

“Censorship On The Sly” Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights released a statement to the press on July 18 in protest over the selective “firewall blocking” of websites on the school computers at Nonnewaug High School in Connecticut. Donohue’s complaint was that the Vatican’s website was blocked, along... [Read more...]

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August 12, 2014

“Donohue: ISIS’ Persecution of Christians ‘Far Worse Than China, North Korea’” The systematic slaughter of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq by the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) is “far worse” than the atrocities committed against believers by communist regimes in North Korea and China, says Catholic... [Read more...]

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August 12, 2014

“Catholic League is OK with ‘Black Jesus’ character who smokes, drinks” The Catholic League said the “Black Jesus” character on the Adult Swim network may drink, smoke and try to pick up women — but that he has some redeeming qualities, nonetheless, and the show could actually draw viewers to the spiritual light. “We have long... [Read more...]

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August 11, 2014

“Catholic League’s Bill Donohue: Pope Talking Tough on Terrorism” Pope Francis is doing something many pontiffs don’t, talking tough about the growing threat of terrorists, according to Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. Donohue, appearing on Monday’s “The Steve Malzberg... [Read more...]

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August 11, 2014

“Catholic League Has Pretty Chill Response to ‘Black Jesus’” The Catholic League, which often expresses offense at media portrayals of Catholics and religious figures, is pretty okay with Adult Swim’s “Black Jesus.” In a statement, the group’s president, Bill Donohue, said the show’s portrayal of Jesus was a “mixed... [Read more...]

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August 11, 2014

“‘Black Jesus’ Earns Solid Ratings, Shrug From Catholic League” The minds behind the Adult Swim comedy Black Jesus may have been quietly hoping for some controversy surrounding their new project. Several groups, including One Million Moms, want the Cartoon Network to yank the show off the schedule for portraying Jesus Chris in... [Read more...]

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August 6, 2014

“Comedian Seth Meyers Jokes Catholics Are ‘Creepy Perverts’” Adding to the barrage of late night Catholic “humor,” Comedian Seth Meyers joked that Catholics are “creepy perverts” after a reference to “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The jest aired during his “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on August 6. In reaction, The Catholic... [Read more...]

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