VOTE SET ON HUMANE PRO-LIFE ACT
Bill Donohue comments on tomorrow’s House vote on abortion:
To intentionally submit innocent children to deadly pain is morally unconscionable, yet there will be many elected officials tomorrow who will vote against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill would bar most, but not all, abortions beginning at 20 weeks of fetal age,... [Read more...]
SHOULD THE MEDIA SHOW THE CARTOONS?
Bill Donohue comments on the propriety of showing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons in newspapers and on television:
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.... [Read more...]
FREE SPEECH PHONIES LEARN NOTHING
Bill Donohue comments on how some free speech proponents are reacting to the Paris murders:
I ask artists not to intentionally insult people of faith and in the mind of some this means I favor blasphemy laws. For example, I was invited by Kelsey Rupp of the editorial board of USA Today to write an “opposing view” on blasphemy laws in the... [Read more...]
The politically correct police are always out in force during the Christmas season, and this year they made an early splash in Marshfield, Massachusetts and Montgomery County, Maryland.
In Marshfield, the School Committee decided it would not listen to its constituency: it voted 3-2 against changing “Holiday Break” back to “Christmas... [Read more...]
William A. Donohue
Almost 8 in 10 Americans are Christian and approximately 96 percent celebrate Christmas. That makes for few Scrooges, though one would never know it given the corrosive effect that militant atheist groups, and their multicultural allies in the public and private sectors, have had on our culture. There is something terribly wrong when... [Read more...]
ANTI-CATHOLIC POLITICAL AD IN WASHINGTON ST.
Shari Song, the Democratic candidate who ran for a state senate seat in the state of Washington, recently illustrated how she reacts to bigotry. Her tolerance for intolerance is stunning. The man she ran against, Mark Miloscia, was the victim of rank anti-Catholicism, and she took it in stride.
Mark Miloscia is a former Democratic state legislator... [Read more...]
Catholic Feasts: Learning the Faith through Celebration
Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics (New York: Image, 2014)
While the feasts of the Catholic Church might “seem to be a crazy quilt of customs,” they are in reality so much more than that – if we take the time to understand their origins, their meanings, and what... [Read more...]
MARIO CUOMO’S LESSONS ON LIFE
Bill Donohue comments on the passing of Mario Cuomo:
Mario Cuomo will be buried tomorrow. The former governor of New York is remembered for many things, but as a Catholic he is most remembered for his 1984 speech at the University of Notre Dame.
In his address, “Religious Belief and Public Morality: A Catholic Governor’s Perspective,”... [Read more...]
WE SUPPORT OUR NYPD AND CONDEMN THE AGITATORS
The following is a joint statement by Dr. William A. Donohue, President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and Rabbi Aryeh Spero, President, Caucus For America (Rabbi Spero can be reached at 212-252-6861):
We extend our heartfelt condolences to the grieving families of Officer Wenjian Liu and Officer Rafael Ramos, and express our continued... [Read more...]
BILL DONOHUE REPLIES TO HBO
In the finale of the HBO show, “The Newsroom,” which aired Sunday night, there is an exchange between Will McAvoy, the anchor/news director (played by Jeff Daniels), and Charlie Skinner, the network president (played by Sam Waterston).
The subject of discussion is Pope Benedict XVI. Skinner takes McAvoy to task for going soft on the pope... [Read more...]