Miscellaneous

Catholic Left Has Lost Its Moorings

May 22, 2009

Bill Donohue May 2009 Throughout American history, there has been an uneasy relationship between those on the left side of the political spectrum who are religious,  and those who are secular. It has been obvious that the two groups share the same politics, but just as obvious has been their point of departure—the origin of their values is quite... [Read more...]

Moral Basis of the Financial Crisis

March 22, 2009

William Donohue March 2009 On December 18, Pope Benedict XVI told 11 new ambassadors to the Vatican that economic development and financial policies must be based on firm ethical grounds. This was not a throw-away statement: the pope has long understood that at the root of contemporary political, economic and social problems is a cultural collapse.... [Read more...]

I’m Catholic, Staunchly Anti-Racist, and Support David Duke

November 22, 2008

William Donohue November 2008 I’M CATHOLIC, STAUNCHLY ANTI-RACIST, AND SUPPORT DAVID DUKE The following is Bill Donohue’s tongue-in-cheek reply to Nick Cafardi’s serious article, “I’m Catholic, Staunchly Anti-Abortion, and Support Obama.” Donohue’s article first appeared on insidecatholic.com and is reprinted here with permission.... [Read more...]

Kerry Kennedy Catholics

November 22, 2008

William Donohue November 2008 A Pew survey recently revealed that no religion has lost more adherents, proportionately speaking, than Catholicism. That may be true, but it is also true that no other religion is beset with more ex-patriots who refuse to walk out the exit door. They prefer to hang out. Psychologically, that is. Kerry Kennedy, daughter... [Read more...]

Militant Atheism Unleashed

September 22, 2008

William Donohue September 2008 When I spoke to a reporter from Providence about a play that mocked the Eucharist, I unloaded. Fortunately, he listened to me explain the source of my anger. “Because this is the fourth incident this summer of someone playing fast and loose with the Eucharist,” I told him. He understood. The first incident occurred... [Read more...]

Power to the People?

July 22, 2008

William Donohue July-August 2008 In the 1960s, left-wing radicals loved to shout, “Power to the People.” They didn’t mean it then, and the aging extremists sure don’t mean it now. Laura Ingraham means it—she even wrote a splendid book by that title. Luckily for us, she’s not one of them. Indeed, she’s a proud Roman Catholic and a strong... [Read more...]

INTERNET PLUSES AND MINUSES

June 22, 2008

William Donohue June 2008 Libel laws in this country divide the population in two: private persons and public persons. Following New York Times v. Sullivan in 1964, the former category is entitled to plenty of protection while the latter is not. In other words, if someone smears the average person, he or she can sue and has a good chance of winning.... [Read more...]

In Defense of Catholic Sexual Ethics

May 22, 2008

William Donohue May 2008 In the mid-1990s, Father Andrew Greeley released a book wherein he argued that “Catholics have sex more often than do other Americans, they are more playful in their sexual relationships, and they seem to enjoy their sexual experiences more.” Was he right? Who knows? One thing is for sure: at least he challenged the conventional... [Read more...]

Catholics and Democrats: The Unraveling of a Relationship

July 22, 2007

David R. Carlin July-August 2007 Once upon a time—let’s say from the time of Franklin Roosevelt till the time of Lyndon Johnson—the Democratic Party was the clear party of choice for American Catholics.  The party had a special concern for the urban working classes and for the children and grandchildren of immigrants; its social justice ideas... [Read more...]

Christianity on the Firing Line During Lent

March 19, 2007

(March, 2007) The following is a list of books, articles and television shows that have called into serious question the core beliefs of Christianity during the Lenten season. No other religion is subjected to such scrutiny and none has its central tenets questioned during its holy days.  2007 ·  “Titanic” director James Cameron and TV-director... [Read more...]

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