Senator Bill Frist formally broke today with the Bush administration’s opposition to embryonic stem cell research. Commenting on the break is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Here is what Senator John Kerry said when running for president: ‘I believe life does begin at conception.’ Here is what Senator Bill Frist... [Read more...]DURBIN’S DIRTY WAR ON ROBERTS
Today, Catholic League president William Donohue criticized Senator Dick Durbin’s attack on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts: “After Senator John Cornyn laid to rest on Monday any concerns that Judge Roberts would allow his religious views to affect his rulings on the bench, we thought this matter was closed. We were wrong: Senator Durbin... [Read more...]RELIGIOUS LITMUS TEST FOR ROBERTS?
Catholic League president William Donohue wrote the following remarks today on the prospects of creating a religious litmus test for John Roberts: “The Senate Judiciary Committee will not hold its hearings on President Bush’s nomination of John Roberts for the Supreme Court for some time, but already there are signs that he will be asked... [Read more...]ROBERTS, CATHOLICISM AND ABORTION
Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following comments today on Supreme Court nominee John Roberts: “In an AP poll just released, 52 percent of Americans said that Judge Roberts should give his position on abortion when asked by lawmakers. Whether he does or not is of little interest to the Catholic League, though it is important... [Read more...]WAS ROBERTS CHOSEN BECAUSE HE’S CATHOLIC?
The lead article in the online version of today’s The American Prospect, a magazine, says that President Bush’s selection of Judge John Roberts for a seat on the Supreme Court is evidence of his “Playing the Catholic card.” According to Adele M. Stan, Bush is “betting he’s bought himself some insulation—any opposition... [Read more...]BOSTON POLS VIOLATE CHURCH-STATE LINES
Three members of the Boston City Council, led by Councilor Jerry P. McDermott, are seeking a referendum on the operations of the Archdiocese of Boston. If they succeed in getting their motion approved, the following question will appear on the November 8 ballot: “Do you agree, to date, the Archdiocese of Boston has failed to work effectively... [Read more...]CHRISTIANS DENY CATHOLICS ADOPTIONS
The Mississippi branch of Bethany Christian Services, an adoption agency affiliated with the Presbyterian Church of America, denies Catholic couples the right to adopt children. The agency receives monies collected from “Choose Life” license-plate fees, some of which have been collected from Catholics. More than 40 Catholics have complained... [Read more...]