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BISHOPS SHOULD ONLY HIRE TOUGH LAWYERS
March 14th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to today’s editorial in the New York Times on the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): We now know from the deposition of SNAP director David Clohessy that he has been (a) lying to the media about his work (b) falsely advertising his group as a rape crisis center (c) working with unseemly... [Read more...]


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“WAR ON WOMEN” IS ALREADY OVER
March 13th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the “war on women” that has allegedly been taking place: In response to attempts by the Obama administration to jam its secular agenda down the throats of Catholics, the bishops have responded by standing up for the First Amendment rights of Catholics. Critics of the bishops retaliated by saying... [Read more...]


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SNAP COMES UNDONE
March 13th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

On January 2, David Clohessy, the president of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was deposed in Missouri regarding his role in cases of priestly sexual abuse. The deposition was recently made available [click here]; Catholic League president Bill Donohue has written a report on it, SNAP UNRAVELS [to read it, click here]; it is... [Read more...]


MAHER’S LEGACY OF ANTI-CATHOLICISM
March 8th, 2012 |

May 20, 2011, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” on the 2011 John Jay Report on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church: Maher and his panel of guests discussed the release of the 2011 John Jay Report on Sex Abuse in the Catholic Church. Maher branded all priests as abusers and falsely claimed that the report blamed the 60s for the abuse scandal. Maher said,... [Read more...]


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DO CATHOLICS OPPOSE THE OBAMA MANDATE?
February 15th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Survey research was pioneered by Columbia University sociologists during World War II. By the time I was studying for my doctorate in sociology at New York University in the 1970s, the scientific nature of survey research had made great strides. But much depends on the methodology, as well... [Read more...]


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PHILLY JUDGE SHOULD STEP DOWN
February 1st, 2012 | Latest News Releases

The presiding judge in the trial of two Catholic priests from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia expressed dissatisfaction yesterday with the following question for prospective jurors: “Do you believe child sex abuse is a widespread problem in the Catholic Church?” Common Pleas Court Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said, “Anybody that doesn’t think there... [Read more...]


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OPPOSITION TO HEALTHCARE MANDATE GROWS
January 23rd, 2012 | Latest News Releases

The announcement on January 20 by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius that religious non-profits will have to cover sterilization and contraceptive services, including some abortion-inducing drugs, is being met with growing rancor. Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to this issue today: Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan,... [Read more...]


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POPE’S OBLIQUE SHOT AT OBAMA
January 19th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s address [to read it click here] by Pope Benedict XVI to U.S. Bishops on their “Ad Limina” visit: Without explicitly naming President Barack Obama, Pope Benedict XVI made it clear today that he sees the administration as a threat to religious liberty. The pope spoke eloquently on the role... [Read more...]


“OBAMACARE” AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: COLLISION COURSE LOOMS
January 17th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Essay

Kenneth D. Whitehead The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, popularly known as “Obamacare,” requires individuals to purchase medical insurance and requires most employers to provide such insurance for their employees. Among other things required by the Act, when it is fully implemented, this insurance must henceforth include preventive... [Read more...]


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HUGE DEFEAT FOR OBAMA
January 11th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that churches are entitled to make employment decisions without interference by the government. In doing so, the high court affirmed what is known as the doctrine of “ministerial exception,” the long-standing right of churches to be shielded from discrimination lawsuits brought by employees. Catholic... [Read more...]