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FREE SPEECH PHONIES LEARN NOTHING
March 19th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

Bill Donohue asks artists not to intentionally insult people of faith and in the mind of some this means he favors blasphemy laws. For example, he was invited by Kelsey Rupp of the editorial board of USA Today to write an “opposing view” on blasphemy laws in the Middle East: the paper would oppose the laws and he was expected to support... [Read more...]


SHOULD THE MEDIA SHOW THE CARTOONS?
March 19th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

When the Danish cartoons were published a decade ago, the media refused to show them. With the exception of the Boston Phoenix, which cited safety concerns, the others either gave no reason or feigned interest in not offending people of faith. But if they really believed in freedom of speech, the cartoons would have been shown. Why? Because none was... [Read more...]


INVENTING CONTROVERSY
March 19th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

In a recent Religion News Service story, David Gibson said the following in regards to the Paris murders: “In finding no justification for the deaths of the Charlie Hebdo editorial staff, [Cardinal Timothy] Dolan seemed to part ways with another prominent New York Catholic, Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who essentially said the newspaper... [Read more...]


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FR. LEO RILEY ALSO HAS RIGHTS
March 17th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on another questionable accusation against a priest: I do not know Father Leo Riley but I trust him when he says he is innocent of charges recently made against him: the Floridian priest, who is assigned to a parish in East Naples, is being accused of sexually abusing someone when he worked in an Iowan parish. Why might I be inclined... [Read more...]


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PUNISHING BIGOTED SPEECH ON CAMPUS
March 12th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on the decision by the University of Oklahoma to expel two fraternity students for making racist comments: Racist speech on campus is unacceptable and should be addressed by administrators. But does it warrant expulsion? If it constitutes a “clear and present danger,” it should. For example, consider a racist speaker... [Read more...]


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THE FILTHY LENS OF GARRY WILLS
March 9th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on an op-ed by Garry Wills that was published yesterday by the Washington Post: In his 2006 address at Regensburg University, Pope Benedict XVI described how Islam was perceived as “evil and inhuman” by a 14th-century Christian emperor who was under siege by Muslims. The central point of the pope’s address was... [Read more...]


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NEW YORK TIMES CRITIQUES CARDINAL EGAN
March 6th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on today’s New York Times article on the passing of Cardinal Edward M. Egan: Unlike the rest of the New York media, which treated the late New York Archbishop with respect, the New York Times took advantage of his death to write a statement that read more like an editorial than an obituary. The Times wasted no time telling... [Read more...]


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COMEDY CENTRAL—BACK TO THE SEWER
March 5th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on last night’s Comedy Central show, “@Midnight”: Last night’s game show contest featured Neal Brennan responding to a question by host Chris Hardwick about confession. “Forgive me father for I have sinned, I went to Catholic school growing up. While I was never molested, I did f*** a few priests.”... [Read more...]


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THE TOTALITARIAN FACE OF ISIS
February 27th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue addresses the latest ISIS rampage: Beginning in 1966, at the outset of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, the Red Guards went on a rampage destroying museums and bulldozing graves. Now ISIS is doing the same thing in Iraq. Sledgehammers have been used to behead statues and other artifacts at the Mosul Museum—winged bulls dating to... [Read more...]


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ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
February 25th, 2015 | Latest News Releases

The Catholic League’s 2014 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers anti-Catholic incidents that occurred last year emanating from a variety of sources: activist organizations, the arts, business and the workplace, education, government, and the media. In addition to a miscellaneous section, it also has two special sections:... [Read more...]