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9038490_448x252 POPE LAUDS BENEDICT FOR ABUSE RESPONSE

March 5, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on remarks made today by Pope Francis on the sexual abuse scandal: No one has done more to check the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church than Pope Benedict XVI, but he receives very little credit for doing so. That is why what Pope Francis said today matters: he singled Benedict out for his yeoman efforts. “Benedict... [Read more...]

Pope-Francis-620x320 POPE CONDEMNS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

March 4, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the homily given by Pope Francis today at his Mass in the Santa Marta residence: Militant secularism at home, and militant Islam abroad, are the two greatest threats to Catholicism today. Speaking of the latter, Pope Francis said, “there are more Christian martyrs today than during the early days of the Church.”... [Read more...]

Unknown-1 TRIBUTE TO POPE FRANCIS

March 3, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League’s New York Times op-ed page ad in today’s newspaper [click here to read it]: I wrote this ad as a tribute to Pope Francis, and as a statement against those who are exploiting his words and/or seeking to deny Catholics their constitutional rights.  Read More →

TOPSHOTS PHILOMENA AND THE POPE

February 28, 2014

Bill Donohue discusses the latest lies about “Philomena”: Today’s New York Times rates “Philomena” as a contender to “12 Years a Slave” for Best Adapted Screenplay; it says it has no chance of winning an Oscar in three other categories where it received a nomination. It says it is a contender because one of... [Read more...]

Unknown-1 PHILOMENA NEVER FOUND HER SON

February 26, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on more lies being told about “Philomena”: The lies never stop. The latest lie is that Philomena Lee found her son. Yesterday, the website of “People” quoted the 80-year-old Lee as saying, “I’m thankful and happy I did find him [her son], and that’s all I ever wanted to do.” Similarly,... [Read more...]

Unknown-1 CPAC IS A DISGRACE

February 26, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the decision by the American Conservative Union (ACU), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), to invite American Atheists to this year’s conference; the decision has since been rescinded: It took Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, to set off the alarms at CPAC. But it is too late:... [Read more...]

AR 2 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

February 26, 2014

The Catholic League’s 2013 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. This volume not only lists incidents of anti-Catholicism that came to our attention, it offers a detailed account of our response to serious issues. The Annual Report features an Executive Summary by Bill Donohue: it discusses the Catholic League’s most prominent... [Read more...]

City Council Speaker NYC COUNCIL UNIT BANNED FROM ST. PAT’S PARADE

February 25, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to ban an official City Council presence in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: There is a growing contempt for tolerance and diversity in the homosexual community, and among their supporters, especially in New York. The latest example is the ruling... [Read more...]

images-1 PBS’ 48th HIT ON CATHOLIC CHURCH

February 25, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on tonight’s PBS “Frontline” 90 minute presentation, “Secrets of the Vatican”: “Secrets of the Vatican” marks the 48th time PBS has addressed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Though this problem is practically non-existent in the Catholic community these days, and is rampant in the... [Read more...]

steve-coogan-speaking-at-the-leveson-inquiry-at-the-high-court-pic-reuters-400514190-93200 DONOHUE’S “PHILOMENA” ACCOUNT DISPUTED

February 24, 2014

Bill Donohue comments on a news story in yesterday’s The Sunday Times (of London): Steve Coogan, a producer and screenplay writer for “Philomena,” is quoted as saying that the nuns asked Philomena Lee’s son, Anthony, “to pay thousands of pounds to be buried” on the grounds of Sean Ross Abbey. “We didn’t... [Read more...]

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