LONG ISLAND PARISHES WILL NOT JOIN PETITION DRIVE

Catholic League president William Donohue learned today about the request by Bishop William F. Murphy not to involve Long Island parishes in the dispute between Voice of the Faithful and the Catholic League. Voice of the Faithful wants Bishop Murphy to resign.  In response, the Catholic League has begun a petition drive in support of him.  On July... [Read more...]

VATICAN ISSUES PRO-MARRIAGE STATEMENT

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a statement today that addresses the question of same-sex marriage.  Commenting on it is Catholic League president William Donohue: “In one sense, what the Vatican did today is nothing new.  For two thousand years, the Catholic Church has maintained that marriage is an institution... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS RALLY TO SUPPORT BISHOP MURPHY

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following remarks today regarding the league’s petition drive in support of Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre: “The initial reaction to the Catholic League’s campaign in support of Bishop Murphy has been overwhelming.  Leaders of the Knights of Columbus on Long Island have pledged... [Read more...]

“THE MAGDALENE SISTERS”: ANTI-CATHOLIC PROPAGANDA

“The Magdalene Sisters,” a film about the alleged abuse of wayward girls by nuns in Ireland, opens at theaters Friday.  It is the creation of director Peter Mullan and it is being distributed by Miramax, a company run by Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Louis Giovino, director of communications for the Catholic League, has seen the movie and has provided... [Read more...]

PETITION DRIVE TO SUPPORT BISHOP MURPHY BEGINS

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following news release regarding Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre: “The decision by Voice of the Faithful demanding that Bishop Murphy resign has now ignited a battle with the Catholic League.  We will now commence a petition drive in support of Bishop Murphy that will settle the issue... [Read more...]

CAN CATHOLICS BE ELECTED TO THE FEDERAL BENCH?

Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 23 by a vote of 10-9, along party lines.  One of the issues surrounding his nomination to the federal appeals court in Atlanta is whether his critics are anti-Catholic.  Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “To charge a sitting... [Read more...]

GANGING UP ON BISHOP MURPHY

Catholic League president William Donohue today addressed references in the report issued on the Boston Archdiocese by Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly regarding Rockville Centre Bishop William F. Murphy: “Some New Yorkers are ganging up on Bishop Murphy.  There is almost nothing said about him in the report—it totals less than two... [Read more...]

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL DELIVERS HIS STARR REPORT

Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly concluded a 16-month investigation of the Archdiocese of Boston by issuing no indictments.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on it today: “Attorney General Thomas Reilly has finally issued his Starr Report.  To be fair, however, at least Ken Starr had a shot at bringing down the Clinton... [Read more...]

THE NEW REPUBLIC LIBELS MEL GIBSON

In the July 28-August 4 edition of The New Republic, Paula Fredriksen has a lengthy article on the controversy surrounding the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion.”  Commenting on it today is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Working with an unauthorized script of ‘The Passion,’ Paula Fredriksen has declared the movie to be anti-Semitic. ... [Read more...]

LEGION OF CHRIST UNFAIRLY MALIGNED IN CHICAGO

The Legion of Christ, an order of Catholic priests, is staging a big conference this weekend in Chicago.  As reported yesterday in the Chicago Tribune, some of the locals are not too happy about the event. Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this today: “Devotees of diversity should roll out the red carpet in Chicago for the Legion... [Read more...]

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