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KERRY DIVIDES AMERICA ON RELIGION

By | July 30th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented on Senator John Kerry’s acceptance speech last night: “Not too long ago, people of faith constituted the heart and soul of both the Republican and Democratic parties.  But to show how things have changed, consider that last night Kerry said, ‘we welcome people of faith.  America is not us and [...]

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PSYCHOLOGISTS ENDORSE GAY MARRIAGE

By | July 29th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

At its annual convention, the American Psychological Association (APA) today endorsed homosexual marriage.  The decision, made by the APA’s Council of Representatives, commits the organization to supporting gay marriage.  Within the APA, it was the Working Group on Same-Sex Families and Relationships that developed the approved statement.  This group is headed by Armand Cerbone, a Chicago [...]

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KERRY’S TORTURED LOGIC ON ABORTION

By | July 23rd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today on Senator John Kerry’s interview yesterday with ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings: “Senator Kerry recently said that he believes life begins at conception.  Accordingly, Peter Jennings asked, why isn’t ‘even a first-trimester abortion not murder?’  Kerry replied, ‘No, because it’s not the form of life that [...]

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NEWSDAY SCANDAL REVEALS HYPOCRISY

By | July 22nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue drew a comparison today between the way Newsday is handling its circulation scandal and the way it has treated Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy: “The Tribune Company, which owns Newsday, has already had to fork over $35 million to cover settlements with advertisers.  Now 50 car dealers are suing for $125 million.  The extent [...]

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KERRY GETS THE JITTERS OVER RELIGION

By | July 16th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On the front page of today’s Washington Post, there is an article on John Kerry that maintains that he is not particularly comfortable talking about religion, save before black audiences.  The article concludes by saying that his presidential campaign has no plans to give a high profile to the discussion of faith and values.  Yet just two [...]

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MSGR. WOOLSEY STEPS DOWN

By | July 15th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue released the following comments regarding the press release of the Archdiocese of New York stating that Msgr. John Woolsey has been asked to step down as pastor of St. John the Martyr: “The statement from the Archdiocese of New York claiming that Msgr. Woolsey has been asked to step down as [...]

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MSGR. WOOLSEY DEFENDS HIMSELF

By | July 15th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Monsignor John Woolsey, pastor of St. John the Martyr in Manhattan, addressed the faithful after today’s 12:15 p.m. Mass.  He read from a prepared statement.  Some of those who listened to his remarks were interviewed by the media outside the church, including Catholic League president William Donohue.  Donohue offered the following observations when he returned to the [...]

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CENSORING SPEECH IN JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

By | July 14th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Mainstream Coalition, based in Johnson County, Kansas, is sending recruits into area churches to see if IRS guidelines are being followed.   The group, which bills itself as committed to separation of church and state, is concerned that local clergymen may be violating their tax-exempt status by endorsing candidates for elective office.  What prompted the campaign [...]

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SPINNING SURVEY RESULTS TO ATTACK BISHOPS

By | July 13th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today on a new poll released by Catholics for a Free Choice: “The purpose of this poll, authorized by the nation’s leading anti-Catholic organization, is to persuade the public that a) Catholics are not concerned about abortion b) what the bishops say doesn’t matter and c) church-going [...]

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MSGR. WOOLSEY DESERVES BETTER

By | July 13th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on news reports that Monsignor John Woolsey, pastor of St. John the Martyr in Manhattan, allegedly bilked an elderly parishioner out of nearly $500,000: “I have known Msgr. Woolsey as a friend for over a decade and consider him to be one of the finest priests I have ever [...]

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