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david-letterman LETTERMAN SHOULD AVOID SEXUAL JOKES

July 17, 2014

On last night’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” the host began by saying Pope Francis is thinking about lifting the celibacy requirement. “That’s right, the pope is saying that priests can be in a marriage with a woman and have sex.” [Women are shown cheering.] The pope is also shown speaking to bishops and cardinals,... [Read more...]

th BID TO KILL RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FAILS

July 16, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the Senate vote held today on the Protect Women’s Health from Corporate Interference Act: The assault on religious liberty lost today as the Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes necessary to advance this bill. While the outcome is welcome, the fact that a majority of Senators, almost all Democrats, are still bent on eviscerating... [Read more...]

r POPE’S REMARKS ON IMMIGRANTS WELCOME

July 16, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on remarks recently made by Pope Francis on the immigration crisis facing the United States: There are those on the right and the left who have misrepresented what the pope has said about the immigration crisis. Understandably, those on both sides of this issue are unhappy with the pope’s comments, but that is no excuse for... [Read more...]

Obama-assault-on-religious-liberty NEW ASSAULT ON RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

July 15, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the latest assault on religious rights: Anticipating a loss in the Hobby Lobby case, the Obama administration, together with Congressional Democrats, worked overtime this year on a law that would effectively gut the high court ruling. They also plotted to gut the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), upon which the case... [Read more...]

Real-Time-Bill-Maher-Ratings MAHER IS A BIGOT, NOT A COMEDIAN

July 14, 2014

On the July 11 episode of “Real Time with Bill Maher,” Maher discussed the Hobby Lobby case that the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided. Here is an excerpt: “…but the five Catholic men on the Supreme Court agreed with Hobby Lobby that those women who have pleasure sex should be saddled with a baby.” “And those five... [Read more...]

confessional COURT RULES AGAINST SEAL OF CONFESSION

July 8, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on a ruling made by the Supreme Court of Louisiana: In 2008, a fourteen-year-old girl alleges that she told her parish priest that she was being abused by a now-deceased lay member of their parish. The girl alleges the disclosures came during the Sacrament of Confession. Now her parents are suing the priest, and the Diocese of... [Read more...]

Bigots-rotate2 ATHEIST BIGOTS SLAM CATHOLICS

July 3, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on a full-page ad in today’s New York Times placed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation: Most atheists are not bigots, but many atheists who are activists most definitely are. Among them are the anti-Catholics who work at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF). In today’s New York Times FFRF takes out its vengeance... [Read more...]

1097214_707309382628380_387807321_o OKLAHOMA CITY OKAYS “BLACK MASS”

July 2, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on a “Black Mass” performance at the Oklahoma City Civic Center that is scheduled for September 21: On the website of the “Black Mass” it says, “The consecrated host is corrupted by sexual fluids then it becomes the sacrifice of the mass. The blasphemy remains intact along with corruption of the Catholic... [Read more...]

131118163521-01-catholic-jfk-restricted-horizontal-gallery TOO MANY CATHOLICS ON THE BENCH?

July 1, 2014

Bill Donohue notes the reaction of bigots to the Hobby Lobby case: “Once again an all-Catholic, all-male, all-ultra-conservative majority of five has voted en bloc to eviscerate fundamental rights,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor of the atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation. Yup. Catholics always conspire to do things “en bloc”... [Read more...]

Unknown-1 RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AFFIRMED

June 30, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores: Today’s victory is welcomed by true advocates of the First Amendment. However, because of the unremitting hostility this administration has shown to religious liberty, especially in its lust for abortion rights, Congress needs to pass the Health... [Read more...]

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