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CNN OP-ED ON SEXUAL ABUSE IS FLAWED

By | 2017-07-05T12:22:18+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a CNN posted piece by Heidi Schlumpf: CNN has every right to post the commentary of any author it chooses, but is it too much to ask that someone fact check the submissions? The recent attacks on Cardinal George Pell, which I debunked on June 29, gave Heidi Schlumpf [...]

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“LITTLE HOURS” BOMBS

By | 2017-07-05T12:22:10+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on reviews of "The Little Hours," a movie he previously panned: "Unrepentant sacrilegious slapstick" (The Verge) "Juvenile and bawdy and stupid and crude" (Flavorwire) "Awash in sacrilegious revelry. Rarely has devotion been this dirty" (Film Journal) "Not nearly as funny, biting, or smart as the films it's so clearly trying [...]

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MORE JUSTICE NEEDED IN PHILLY

By | 2017-07-05T12:22:02+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams: On June 29, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, on trial for 29 counts of bribery, extortion and fraud, abruptly pleaded guilty to bribery. He was immediately remanded to jail by a judge who pronounced himself "appalled" by the evidence he had heard in this [...]

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CARDINAL PELL DESERVES FAIR HEARING

By | 2017-06-30T12:25:58+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to the controversy over Cardinal George Pell: Cardinal Pell has been charged by Australian police on multiple counts of sexual abuse. He will appear before a Melbourne court on July 18. He says the charges are false and is "looking forward finally to having my day in court." Actually, Cardinal [...]

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BISHOP PAPROCKI UNFAIRLY MALIGNED

By | 2017-06-30T12:25:50+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comes to the defense of Springfield, Illinois Bishop Thomas Paprocki: It's a sign of the collapse of civility in the culture that insult and invective have taken the place of reasoned discourse. Bishop Thomas Paprocki releases a decree on "manifest sinners" in the Catholic Church who are giving "public scandal," and [...]

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HIGH COURT GIVES SCHOOL CHOICE A CHANCE

By | 2017-06-28T17:55:43+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that seriously affects school choice: Can students selected for a publicly funded school choice scholarship elect to attend a Catholic school? Can the state lend secular textbooks to Catholic schools? In both cases, previously decided, school choice was struck down by state [...]

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“ORNITHOLOGIST” IS KINKY FLICK

By | 2017-06-28T13:59:02+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on "The Ornithologist," a movie that is not endearing to Catholics: "The Most Blasphemous Movie of the Year." That is how a reviewer in the Daily Beast puts it. This is rather presumptuous: we are only half way through 2017. The movie opens with Fernando, who is a stand-in for [...]

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SHOWTIME GETS FILTHY

By | 2017-06-26T18:58:56+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's episode of the Showtime series, "I'm Dying Up Here": One wonders why they do it. Why do comedy writers find it next to impossible not to tell a filthy joke about Catholics? The setting for "I'm Dying Up Here" is a comedy club in Los Angeles in [...]

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BIG WIN FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By | 2017-06-26T18:58:50+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer: At issue is whether the state has a right to deny public funds to a religious entity when the disbursement is for a secular purpose. In other words, is it constitutional to treat a church in a manner [...]

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SAMANTHA BEE’S DISHONEST HARANGUE

By | 2017-06-22T20:33:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night's edition of "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee": Samantha Bee is no stranger to Catholic bashing, so it was hardly surprising to learn that she ripped the Catholic Church in her June 21st show. Her focus was the Child Victims Act, a bill being considered by the New [...]

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