KERRY DIVIDES AMERICA ON RELIGION

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... [Read more...]

PSYCHOLOGISTS ENDORSE GAY MARRIAGE

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... [Read more...]

KERRY’S TORTURED LOGIC ON ABORTION

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,... [Read more...]

NEWSDAY SCANDAL REVEALS HYPOCRISY

Catholic League president William Donohue drew a comparison today between the wayNewsday 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... [Read more...]

KERRY GETS THE JITTERS OVER RELIGION

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 days... [Read more...]

MSGR. WOOLSEY STEPS DOWN

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 pastor of St. John... [Read more...]

MSGR. WOOLSEY DEFENDS HIMSELF

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... [Read more...]

CENSORING SPEECH IN JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS

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... [Read more...]

SPINNING SURVEY RESULTS TO ATTACK BISHOPS

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)... [Read more...]

MSGR. WOOLSEY DESERVES BETTER

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 met.  That is why... [Read more...]

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