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Why Is NYC Mayor de Blasio Punishing the Poor?

By | March 5th, 2014|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on March 5, 2014. When the Marxist Sandinistas ousted the Somoza family in Nicaragua in 1979, they dressed in Castro-like fatigues to show their solidarity with the poor. They wound up crushing them, while conveniently living in the same mansions as the Somozas. Helping to raise [...]

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UN Wants to Control Catholic Church

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Special Reports, White Papers and Essays|

Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on February 6, 2014. The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has just released a report on the way the Vatican has responded to the sexual abuse of minors by priests. The 15-page report contains not a single footnote, endnote, or any other mode [...]

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Inequality Not Squared by Soaking the Rich

By | January 27th, 2014|Categories: White Papers and Essays|

Bill Donohue This article was originally published by Newsmax on January 27, 2014. When Pope Francis speaks about our "throwaway" abortion culture, or comments on marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he wins no points from those on the left. But when he speaks about income inequality, he is praised by the [...]

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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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