R.I. TEACHERS CAN OBSERVE GOOD FRIDAY
Teachers in Cranston, Rhode Island were successful in a lawsuit that they filed against the Cranston school district after being told classes would be held on Good Friday. As a result of the lawsuit, the school committee decided schools will be closed on Good Friday for the 2015-2016 school year. This comes after a recent court decision ruled that Rhode... [Read more...]
GOOD RIDDANCE TO LETTERMAN
David Letterman’s last appearance on “The Late Show” is May 20. We’re delighted to see him exit.
Letterman’s departure is being 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... [Read more...]
LOUIS C.K. HAS CHILD RAPE ON HIS MIND
Bill Donohue comments on remarks by Louis C.K. made on the last episode of “Saturday Night Live”:
“Child molesters are very tenacious people,” Louis C.K. told the SNL audience. “They love molesting childs [sic]—it’s crazy. It’s like their favorite thing! It’s so crazy, because when you consider the risk... [Read more...]
OBAMA NEEDS A REALITY CHECK
Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by President Obama this week at Georgetown University:
Much of what President Obama said about poverty was insightful and accurate, but he made some statements that deserve a rejoinder.
President Obama clearly understands, intellectually, the need for character formation and the role that values play in accounting... [Read more...]
GEORGE WILL’S SLAM ON HUCKABEE FAILS
Bill Donohue comments on George Will’s attack on Mike Huckabee:
George Will’s atheism got the best of him—not for the first time—when he recently unloaded on presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Huckabee. Among the several things that bother Will about Huckabee is his remark, “We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity.”
One... [Read more...]
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...]