LOVE IS NOT ALL YOU NEED
Bill Donohue comments on today’s oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage:
The catchy Beatles tune, “Love Is All You Need,” is actually being played out today in the U.S. Supreme Court. Indeed, it is one of the central grounds upon which the case for gay marriage is being made. But in real life, there is a... [Read more...]
FOES OF BISHOP FINN REJOICE
Bill Donohue comments on those who are rejoicing over the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn:
In 2002, Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert Weakland retired after it was disclosed that he paid $450,000—ripped off from the coffers that service the poor—to his boyfriend; Weakland was accused of raping him years earlier.
Weakland’s multiple offenses,... [Read more...]
LESS THAN 1% OF PRIESTS CREDIBLY ACCUSED
Bill Donohue comments on the results of the latest annual survey of clergy sexual abuse conducted by Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate:
Never before has there been better news about clergy sexual abuse, and never have the media been more quiet about it.
Between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, there were 294... [Read more...]
THE MORALITY OF DOCTOR-ASSISTED SUICIDE
William A. Donohue
This article, which has been slightly revised, was published in the February edition of Legatus magazine.
If there was one strain of political thought that was evident in the elections last November, it was libertarianism. Essentially, it maintains that the good society is best served by having a minimal role for government.
Is libertarianism... [Read more...]
SACRAMENTO LAWMAKERS BASH SAN FRANCISCO ARCHDIOCESE
The following letter was sent by Bill Donohue to Sacramento lawmakers on February 24:
Assemblyman Roger Hernández
Chairman, Assembly Labor and Employment Committee
1020 N Street, Room 155
Sacramento, CA 95814
Assemblyman Mark Stone
Chairman, Assembly Judiciary Committee
1020 N Street, Room 104
Sacramento, CA 95814
Dear Assemblymen Hernández and Stone:
On... [Read more...]
SAN FRANCISCO LAWMAKERS BASH ARCHDIOCESE
The following letter was sent by Bill Donohue to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on March 4:
Supervisor Mark Farrell
Board of Supervisors
San Francisco, CA 94102-4689
Dear Supervisor Farrell:
Yesterday, the Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution, introduced by you, on the rights of teachers and administrators who work... [Read more...]
CHALLENGING THE NEW YORK TIMES
Like it or not, no newspaper in the United States has more influence on our nation’s elites than the New York Times. And no one has consistently challenged its editorial positions with greater authority than Rev. Msgr. Daniel S. Hamilton. Fortunately, this Long Island priest has collected more than 300 of his letters-to-the-editor, many of which... [Read more...]
SPITTING ON JESUS
After the fourth episode of this season’s Netflix program, “House of Cards” aired, Bill Donohue asked those who receive our news releases to contact Jonathan Friedland, VP, Corporate Communications at Netflix, and ask him to explain why the character who plays the president of the United States, Frank Underwood, found it necessary... [Read more...]
TIMES HAVE CHANGED
The picture below is from the Sunday edition of New York’s Daily News commemorating Good Friday in 1962. It is a sign of the times that no illuminated crosses in lighted windows would ever be displayed today.
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SECULARISTS ARE A SOCIAL LIABILITY
A couple of weeks ago, Gallup released a poll that details how the states vary on church attendance. Gallup’s latest effort on measuring religious practices is drawn from its daily tracking interviews in 2014. It sought to tap how often Americans in each state attended church, synagogue, or mosque.
The study found that ten of the top 12 states... [Read more...]