OBAMA-PFLEGER TIE RUNS DEEP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Rev. Michael Pfleger’s remarks at Sen. Barack Obama’s church that led the Catholic priest to apologize and the Democratic hopeful to renounce them: “Most commentators are already focusing on the inappropriateness of the race-baiting comments by Father Pfleger. More serious is the venue in which... [Read more...]

CENSORS TARGET KANSAS CITY ARCHBISHOP

On May 9, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann publicly asked Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to refrain from going to Communion. Sebelius not only supports abortion-on-demand, and works closely with Planned Parenthood, she has received funding from Dr. George Tiller of Wichita; he is nationally known for performing late-term abortions. Over the... [Read more...]

HAGEE PULLS McCAIN ENDORSEMENT

Pastor John Hagee has pulled his endorsement of Republican presidential candidate John McCain; McCain subsequently renounced Hagee’s endorsement. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on this development today: “One week ago today, I met with Pastor Hagee in my office. I found him to be sincere, apologetic and friendly. I also found him... [Read more...]

WOMEN, GAYS AND “BOSTON LEGAL”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on last night’s episode of the ABC program, “Boston Legal”: “There is no one in Hollywood more fascinated—and angry—about the Catholic Church than ‘Boston Legal’ creator David E. Kelley. Last night he shared with us once again his wish list. The episode focused on the plight of yet... [Read more...]

HAGEE REGRETS OFFENDING CATHOLICS; CONTROVERSY ENDS

Pastor John Hagee sent a letter today [click here] to Catholic League president Bill Donohue that effectively ends the dispute the two men have had. Donohue comments as follows: “After weeks of meeting with various Catholic leaders, and accessing scholarly literature on Catholic-Jewish relations, Pastor John Hagee has demonstrated an improved understanding... [Read more...]

OBAMA’S CATHOLIC ADVISORS RESPOND

On May 2, Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued a news release urging Sen. Barack Obama to dissolve his Catholic National Advisory Council. Donohue did so because not one of the 26 former and current public policy holders who constitute the group stand with the Catholic Church on all three major issues: abortion, embryonic stem cell research... [Read more...]

OBAMA MUST START THE PURGE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the religious divide which is splitting Sen. Obama’s supporters: “The secularization of the Democratic party, which first became evident in the 1972 presidential race, was openly challenged by Barack Obama when he spoke at the 2004 Democratic presidential convention. To his credit, he has... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC DISSIDENTS ADVISE OBAMA

When Sen. Barack Obama recently announced the formation of his Catholic National Advisory Council, he said he was “deeply honored to have the support and counsel of these committed Catholic leaders, scholars and advocates.” Commenting on this group is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “The best advice I can give Sen. Obama about his Catholic... [Read more...]

MEDIA WATCHDOG, FAIR, SMEARS POPE

(See update of 5-14-08) Earlier this week, a media watchdog group, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) ran a story titled, “Pope Gets Pass on Church Abuse History.” The self-styled “progressive” group said that in 2001, before Joseph Ratzinger was named pope, the cardinal “sent a letter to church bishops invoking a 1962 doctrine... [Read more...]