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1106199504001_4113341065001_NBC-AH-JeffRoss-031515-vs MOCKING THE POPE, KIDS, AND BRUCE JENNER

March 31, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on reaction to recent jokes about Pope Francis, children, and Bruce Jenner: Last night, Comedy Central aired a roast of Justin Bieber that was recorded earlier. Comedian and roast-master Jeff Ross arrived on the red carpet dressed as the pope; he was wearing a white robe, a mitre, and carried a staff with Bieber’s face on... [Read more...]

Good_Friday_in_St._Pius_X_Church R.I. TEACHERS CAN OBSERVE GOOD FRIDAY

March 30, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on a court decision ruling that Rhode Island teachers can absent themselves from school to observe Good Friday: Jewish teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island are allowed to take off on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, but Catholics have to teach on Good Friday. This didn’t sit too well with Catholics, so on March 16 they sued. Now... [Read more...]

wpid-20150209_115346 HYSTERIA AND DUPLICITY OVER INDIANA LAW

March 30, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on reaction to Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA): The federal RFRA was passed in 1993, and since that time thirty states have adopted their own RFRA, or a variation of it. These laws have not engendered a single act of discrimination against any American, yet when Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed his own... [Read more...]

NCAA-HQ-Indianapolis-Canal-1024x437 NCAA OPPOSES RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

March 27, 2015

Bill Donohue has written a letter to NCAA president Mark Emmert commenting on legislation signed yesterday by Indiana Governor Mike Pence that affirms religious liberty. Emmert is alleging that the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act would abridge the rights of homosexuals, though he provides no evidence to support this claim. Consequently, he... [Read more...]

Jason-Spencer GEORGIA LAWMAKER SMEARS ARCHDIOCESE

March 27, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Georgia State Representative Jason Spencer about the Archdiocese of Atlanta: Georgia is considering a bill, the Hidden Predator Act, that would lift the statute of limitations for two years on civil suits filed against alleged sexual abusers. It is rightly being opposed by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the Georgia... [Read more...]

-Harvey-Weinstein-007 WEINSTEIN RAGES AGAINST ANTI-SEMITISM

March 26, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s remarks condemning anti-Semitism at a Simon Wiesenthal Center awards dinner on March 24: “We’re gonna have to get as organized as the Mafia,” Weinstein said. “We just can’t take it anymore. We just can’t take these things. There’s gotta be a way... [Read more...]

school-choice_0 SCHOOL CHOICE IS KEY ISSUE FOR CANDIDATES

March 25, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on school choice as a key electoral issue: The embarrassing record of many public schools, especially in the inner city, is responsible for the growth of charter schools. While charter schools are a good alternative to traditional public schools, they are no substitute for Catholic schools. And nothing would benefit Catholic schools... [Read more...]

victory__sweet_victory_ BIGOTED LAWYER SUSPENDED

March 24, 2015

Catholic League president Bill Donohue has good news: On December 15, 2011, I filed a formal complaint with the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility in St. Paul, Minnesota against attorney Naomi Isaacson for making a series of patently anti-Catholic remarks. The case was referred to the courts in Wisconsin, where Isaacson is also licensed.... [Read more...]

smeared MAHER, CATHOLICS, AND THE HOLOCAUST

March 24, 2015

Bill Donohue comments on Bill Maher’s HBO show of March 20: Maher introduced Gerald Posner, author of a critical book on the Catholic Church. Posner commented on those who administered the concentration camps, saying that “three-quarters of the Nazis were Catholics. Several were also Lutherans. But the hierarchy was all Catholic.” Posner,... [Read more...]

CREATE MEDIA CREATE STORY ABOUT POPE AND GAYS

March 20, 2015

Bill Donohue comments as follows: On March 3 and 5, the Vatican released a statement on the pope’s trip to two Italian cities. It noted that he will have lunch with prisoners at “Giuseppe Salvia,” a detention center in Poggioreale. The Vatican’s website today also mentions the visit. So what’s the big deal? The media are... [Read more...]

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