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Progress in the War on Christmas

By | December 18th, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

This article was originally published by Newsmax on December 18, 2013. There are signs that the "war on Christmas" is abating. In 1994, a year after I took over as president of the Catholic League, we successfully pressed Barneys, the upscale clothier on Madison Avenue, to remove an obscene manger scene from its storefront window. We [...]

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Pope Francis Reaffirms Church Teachings

By | November 27th, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on November 27, 2013. Pope Francis has an uncanny ability to excite the passions of the left and the right, and he has done so again in his apostolic exhortation, "The Joy of the Gospel." The Pope begins by outlining his principal interest, evangelization, calling on [...]

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Sex Abuse Scandal Rocks Public Schools

By | October 31st, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on October 31, 2013. The education, political, and media elite have failed to address the crisis of sexual abuse in the public schools. It is one of the most under-reported scandals in the nation. Thanks to the education establishment, led by the teachers' unions, very little [...]

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NY Mayoral Hopeful de Blasio Has Sordid Past

By | October 1st, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on October 1, 2013. He may be the next mayor of the city of New York. Only recently have we learned who Bill de Blasio is (no one really cared much about him when he was the city's public advocate, an undefined made-out-of-whole-cloth job). Now that [...]

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Don’t be shocked by Pope Francis

By | September 30th, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

This article originally appeared on CNN's opinion page (September 20, 2013). Not in my lifetime have I witnessed a pope who has so quickly succeeded in making more Catholics, and non-Catholics, hyperventilate than Pope Francis. Indeed, some are ready to jump off the bleachers. They all need to calm down. Pope Francis is delightfully frank, and [...]

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Fight Abortion, With a Broader Agenda

By | September 22nd, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

This article originally appeared in the New York Times "ROOM for DEBATE" section (September 22, 2013). Pope Francis’s interview will have no effect on how American bishops engage in politics because the press has misrepresented what he said. Pope Francis wants Catholics to be politically engaged, and to be actively pro-life, but he also knows the downside [...]

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Obama Team Backs Religious Liberty?

By | August 27th, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on August 27, 2013. No administration in recent history has been less religion-friendly than the Obama administration, so it came as a surprise to learn that it has filed an amicus brief in favor of religious invocations at government meetings; the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed [...]

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Bill Donohue: IRS Targeted Catholic League

By | May 17th, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on May 16, 2013. The problems with the IRS extend beyond playing politics with conservative groups seeking a tax-exempt status. I have never made this public before, but given the heightened interest in the way the IRS has conducted itself, the time has come to disclose [...]

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Marriage Equity Makes Sense

By | April 17th, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on April 17, 2013. There is a great deal of confusion these days over the meaning of equality and equity. Equality means sameness, or an identical status; equity means fairness, or justice. It is only fair that students be given the grade they deserve; to give [...]

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CUOMO ENDANGERS MINORITY WOMEN

By | March 20th, 2013|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on March 20, 2013. In his March 19th blog post from Rome, Cardinal Timothy Dolan made it clear that although he could not be with his brother bishops in Albany to address key public policy issues, he wanted everyone to know of his support for laws [...]

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