HISTORIC PAPAL TRIP
Pope Francis will arrive in the nation’s capital from Cuba on Tuesday, September 22. The next morning he meets with President Obama in the White House, followed by a prayer service with the bishops. Later in the day he will canonize Father Junípero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
On Thursday morning,... [Read more...]
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SERVE THE POOR
As the new school year begins, it is important to acknowledge the yeoman work done by Catholic schools in serving lower-income families; many are non-white and some are non-Catholic.
In New York State, lawmakers have been fighting over competing education bills, and in the course of the debate several myths about Catholic schools have been floated.... [Read more...]
Bill Maher, Ann Coulter Lead Pack of Crazies Against the Pope
This article by Bill Donohue was originally published by Newsmax on September 28, 2015.
What do Ann Coulter and the Westboro Baptist Church have in common? Both are obscene anti-Catholics. Indeed, they are the worst of Pope Francis’ vile critics to emerge during his visit to the United States.
Coulter tweeted last week that the Catholic Church... [Read more...]
USUAL SUSPECTS TRYING TO BLOCK PUBLIC’S ACCESS TO POPE
Bill Donohue comments on groups trying to limit public access to Pope Francis:
Poll after poll shows that Pope Francis is universally popular these days, with millions of Americans—of all religions or no religion—clamoring for an opportunity to welcome him when he arrives on our shores next week. Two groups—the Freedom from Religion Foundation... [Read more...]
September 9, “The Alan Colmes Show”
“Alan Colmes vs. Bill Donohue: Is the Pope too liberal?”
Bill Donohue appeared on “The Alan Colmes Show” to discuss the pope’s statements on such topics as annulment and gay marriage, and to remind listeners who look at things in an American context that Pope Francis is dealing with a global church.
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POPE VISITS TO U.S. OCCASION UGLINESS
The upcoming U.S. visit by Pope Francis is bound to unleash the fury of anti-Catholic activists. Here is an example of what happened when his two predecessors visited America:
1995: Pope John Paul II’s visit to New York City, Newark, and Baltimore
The Lesbian and Gay Papal Visit Coalition and ACT UP led a “Stop the Pope” campaign that... [Read more...]
CATHOLIC LEAGUE SURVEY OF CATHOLICS
Editor’s note: Survey research is an area of study pioneered by sociologists. This explains why Bill Donohue made recommendations and crafted some of the questions. He has a Ph.D. in sociology from New York University.
Over the summer, the Catholic League commissioned a survey of Catholics. It was undertaken in anticipation... [Read more...]
MEDIA IGNORE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY BILL
Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to the First Amendment Defense Act that was introduced last week in Congress:
Given the fact that the media are eyeing a critical Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, it seems logical it would cover a bill that seeks to curb the reach of a decision that would be favorable to gay marriage. But they are showing... [Read more...]
NEW YORK STATE WEIGHS PHONY ABUSE BILL
Bill Donohue comments on a proposed abuse bill in New York State:
Every year New York Assemblywoman Margaret Markey introduces her bill lifting the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse, and every year she loses. The word is out: she’s a phony. Her bills almost always give public school employees a pass (the doctrine of sovereign immunity... [Read more...]
David Letterman’s last appearance on “The Late Show” was May 20. We were delighted to see him exit.
Letterman’s departure was treated by the Hollywood crowd as a signature moment in television history. But no fair-minded person could ever come to that conclusion. Quite simply, the man is an anti-Catholic bigot. If anyone doubts... [Read more...]