OBAMA SELECTS MELODY BARNES: RED FLAG TO CATHOLICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue registers his concerns over President-elect Barack Obama’s decision to select Melody Barnes as Director of Domestic Policy Council: “The left-wing Nation hails Barnes as a ‘dyed-in-the-wool progressive,’ and the even more radical Daily Kos calls her ‘an unabashed progressive.’ Barnes herself touts... [Read more...]

WITCH HUNT AGAINST CHICAGO ARCHDIOCESE

Earlier today, Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticized Roll Callfor an irresponsible story on Father Daniel Coughlin. Prior to becoming House Chaplain, the Chicago priest ministered to troubled priests. Though he did nothing wrong, the story left the impression that he did. Now a so-called victims’ advocacy group, Survivors Network of those... [Read more...]

ROLL CALL SMEARS INNOCENT PRIEST

Catholic League president Bill Donohue today accused the Washington, D.C. newspaper, Roll Call, of smearing Father Daniel Coughlin; the Chicago priest has been the House Chaplain since 2000: “We have always held Roll Call in high regard, but after the hit job on Father Coughlin, we no longer do. What the newspaper did was classic yellow journalism. “Yesterday, Roll... [Read more...]

S.C. POLITICIAN RIPS CATHOLICISM

Beaufort County Councilwoman Laura Von Harten blasted the Catholic Church yesterday for its strictures regarding the priesthood and its teachings on abortion. She took the occasion to vent at a scheduled hearing regarding a zoning request by a local Catholic church, St. Gregory the Great in Bluffton, South Carolina, that would allow it to expand. She... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FOR HEALTH PROVIDERS: BUSH NEEDS TO ACT NOW

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses what’s at stake regarding the religious rights of health providers: “For the past several months, the Bush administration has been drafting regulations that would protect the rights of doctors, nurses and health workers from being discriminated against if they refuse to perform or assist in abortions,... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER STRIKES AGAIN

On the November 14 episode of the HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the comedian said the following: “A Catholic priest in South Carolina has told his congregation: If you voted for Obama you can’t receive Communion. That’s right. The cracker won’t let you get the cracker. He said supporting Obama constitutes material cooperation with... [Read more...]

BISHOPS WARN OBAMA ON ABORTION; CATHOLIC LEFT REBUKED

In a statement released today, Francis Cardinal George, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, made it clear that the bishops will fight any expansion of abortion rights that may occur under the next administration. Specifically, the bishops are objecting to the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA), a bill so sweeping and draconian that... [Read more...]

GAY FASCISTS STORM CHURCH: NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on new developments surrounding the radical gays who stormed a church on Nov. 9 in Lansing, Michigan (see Catholic League news release 11-11): “On Nov. 11, I asked Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to launch an investigation into what happened at Mount Hope Church. We knew yesterday that a... [Read more...]

ATHEISTS LAUNCH “GODLESS CAMPAIGN”

The American Humanist Association launched today what it calls its “Godless Holiday Campaign.” Its ad in the New York Times andWashington Post reads, “Why believe in god? Just be good for goodness’ sake.” The same ad will appear on Metro buses in Washington, D.C. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, responded as follows: “It... [Read more...]

GAY FASCISTS STORM CHURCH

On Sunday, November 9, a band of about 30 gays stormed a church in Lansing, Michigan. Some were well dressed and were stationed inside Mount Hope Church; others were outside dressed in pink and black. The group of self-described homosexual anarchists, Bash Back!, claims the evangelical church is guilty of “transphobia and homophobia.” The protesters... [Read more...]

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