2008 – May Releases

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OBAMA-PFLEGER TIE RUNS DEEP

By | May 30th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 he delivered his diatribe [...]

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CENSORS TARGET KANSAS CITY ARCHBISHOP

By | May 29th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

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 past few weeks, Archbishop [...]

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HAGEE PULLS McCAIN ENDORSEMENT

By | May 22nd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 to be the [...]

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WOMEN, GAYS AND “BOSTON LEGAL”

By | May 15th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 another [...]

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HAGEE REGRETS OFFENDING CATHOLICS; CONTROVERSY ENDS

By | May 13th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 of the Catholic Church [...]

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OBAMA’S CATHOLIC ADVISORS RESPOND

By | May 8th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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OBAMA MUST START THE PURGE

By | May 6th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 since galvanized people of [...]

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CATHOLIC DISSIDENTS ADVISE OBAMA

By | May 2nd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 National [...]

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MEDIA WATCHDOG, FAIR, SMEARS POPE

By | May 2nd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

(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 threatening automatic excommunication for any [...]

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